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If you're a Lightroom user, the latest version (6) of Lightroom now supports HDR merging of multiple exposures into a single HDR DNG. This is awesome for property shoots. I've shot a few interiors over the past weekend, and the results from LR are great, really natural looking.


If the place has no ceiling, bring your own. White cardboard is an obvious cheap one. Styrofoam is lightweight and holds its shape better than cardboard (depending on the thickness of your cardboard. Any "professional" reflector will make you look more professional, but at a cost. For some clients it could be bad to show up with some cardboard. "Are you ...


If the number of shots you're doing is limited, I'd use multiple exposures, since you can pop flash into any corners and later blend areas from different exposures into a nice result. Use a tripod and make use of the ambient light as much as possible. You can bounce flash off the walls of course, but that may not appear natural. Or you can take along a ...


Why not just make your own DIY flash modifier? The simplest is a 3x5 index card rubber banded to the back of the flash. You won't get 100% of the flash on the subject, but its better than nothing. Google "DIY flash modifier' to get tons of good results. Like this, and this, and this as well.


I work in real estate photography, It really does not matter about the resolution, since the images are going to end up on a website with 1024px on it's longest side, distortion however does show up even after you correct the lens, I have two Sigma's 12-24mm and used them a lot in the past, now I am shooting with the Canon 17-40mm to force myself shooting ...


You can also take multiple overlapping images covering the entire building and then stitch a final high resolution picture together using e.g. the free of charge program Hugin. If you make sure the overlap is big enough so that you are only using the part of the pictures that are not far removed from the center, then the barrel distortion won't cause ...


You can correct lens distortion in post, but you do so at the expense of some of that higher resolution. Roger Cicala of says in a blog post where he tests the uncorrected and post corrected resolution of an EF 24-105mm f/4 L lens at 24mm: But when someone wants to argue that they buy a lens with high distortion because it has higher ...


Lens distortion can be corrected for automatically by programs like Lightroom, Photoshop or PTLens for the bold, if a profile for that lens exists (and if not, you can pretty easily make one yourself). Sharpness cannot be recovered in post, so this seems like a no-brainer. Take the sharp but distorted lens and let your software auto-correct it, with no ...

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