Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 27, 2006, 8:45 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
mtclimber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 18,143
Default

boomermet-

It a white wall appears yellow, that is not a saturation problem, but it usually a white balance problem.

MT/Sarah


mtclimber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2006, 9:25 AM   #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 12
Default

mtclimber wrote:
Quote:
boomermet-

It a white wall appears yellow, that is not a saturation problem, but it usually a white balance problem.

MT/Sarah

Let me back up a bit. I shoot interiors of houses for realtor. These pics are then put on a website or printed for their use for flyers etc. These house can be new construction or resales. You can imagine the different colors I can encounter in any shoot. I got a few complaints that some of my pics were yellow so I started doing a color cast correction in Elements but that was way to time consuming..When I got the AF540FGZ a lot of this went away so I guess it was the flash, but it happened again last week. The WB is set on the flash setting and I usually shoot at either 800 or 1600. I bumped down the color saturation one stop and that seemed to affect a lot of things not just the color...These interiors are really a challenge to get right. Today I am doing some new construction so who knows what to expect. I have about an hour to get in and out and that includes doing 4 panoramics! Help!
boomermet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2006, 9:58 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
ennacac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,198
Default

I do work for a local realtor and never have that problem with flash and I do panorama VT shots too. You must have something set wrong on your camera or flash.

Tom
ennacac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2006, 11:00 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
ennacac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,198
Default

Here is a link to one of the VT's!

http://napavalleybnb.com/Vista_2.html

Tom
ennacac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2006, 11:29 AM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 12
Default

ennacac wrote:
Quote:
Here is a link to one of the VT's!

http://napavalleybnb.com/Vista_2.html

Tom
Looks pretty good Tom. I have the 540 set on P-TTL and the DL set on P. ISO is usually 800 or 1600. WB set on the flash setting. Exposure comp is +1. I shoot with the 540 shooting straight up and sometimes have a diffuser on the flash. I shoot for Obeo. Have you ever heard of them?
boomermet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2006, 1:21 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
ennacac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,198
Default

boomermet wrote:
Quote:
ennacac wrote:
Quote:
Here is a link to one of the VT's!

http://napavalleybnb.com/Vista_2.html

Tom
Looks pretty good Tom. I have the 540 set on P-TTL and the DL set on P. ISO is usually 800 or 1600. WB set on the flash setting. Exposure comp is +1. I shoot with the 540 shooting straight up and sometimes have a diffuser on the flash. I shoot for Obeo. Have you ever heard of them?
Why do you shoot at such high ISO? I find shooting straight up works less reliably for me that at about 45 degrees and since the WB should be the same as outside using the flash the images should not be yellow.

I just looked up Obeo and they seem to be a company that does real estate packages on a National level and sells the packages to people although I could not find any pricing on their web page. I provide a similar service, but do everything my self for local realtors.

I take 18 photos and stitch them together instead of using a fish eye to keep the distortion down and use Quicktime movies instead of Java script for the movement.

Tom
ennacac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2006, 3:25 PM   #17
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 12
Default

ennacac wrote:
Quote:
boomermet wrote:
Quote:
ennacac wrote:
Quote:
Here is a link to one of the VT's!

http://napavalleybnb.com/Vista_2.html

Tom
Looks pretty good Tom. I have the 540 set on P-TTL and the DL set on P. ISO is usually 800 or 1600. WB set on the flash setting. Exposure comp is +1. I shoot with the 540 shooting straight up and sometimes have a diffuser on the flash. I shoot for Obeo. Have you ever heard of them?
Why do you shoot at such high ISO? I find shooting straight up works less reliably for me that at about 45 degrees and since the WB should be the same as outside using the flash the images should not be yellow.

I just looked up Obeo and they seem to be a company that does real estate packages on a National level and sells the packages to people although I could not find any pricing on their web page. I provide a similar service, but do everything my self for local realtors.

I take 18 photos and stitch them together instead of using a fish eye to keep the distortion down and use Quicktime movies instead of Java script for the movement.

Tom
I don't get into pricing, just contract to take the pics..I use a Sigma zoom 10-20mm, F4-5.6. In some of these houses the lightning is dim so I find I end up shooting at slow shutter speeds. The zoom is a little slow at f4...The basic package is 4 panos and 20 still pics. They seem to have quite an extensive array of services from the website to flyers and even CDs. I use a Bogen/Manfotto tripod with a pano head and shoot 10 shoots for each pano and then stitch them together using 3Dphoto software and uploading to their site...I will send you a link..
boomermet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2006, 4:14 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
ennacac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,198
Default

boomermet you have a PM
ennacac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2006, 4:32 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
mtclimber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 18,143
Default

Tom-

Because I also do photos for the local realators as well; if it would not be a burden I would not like to see this thread dissappear. Thanks for considering my request.

MT/Sarah
mtclimber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2006, 9:39 PM   #20
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 12
Default

mtclimber you have a PM
boomermet is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:30 PM.