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lilnitsch private msg quote post Address this user
My area is currently buried under a thick cover of smoke & Ideally I would re-schedule a shoot during these conditions but, with this home they have an offer on there next home contingent on the sale of their home.

With a little editing in photoshop even these less that perfect conditions can be overcome

The photo below isn't one of mine It's a "For Sale by Owner" that I am talking to




After sharing this image with the listing agent ~ I booked an $700 shoot
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@lilnitsch

OMG!!! (!!!)

That's AWESOME!

Does your agent give you hugs?

Dan
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Those aren't allowed with Social distancing ~ But, I gladly accept $$$ as well.
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PickChuck private msg quote post Address this user
Looks great.

I use LandscapePro for things like that. It does a pretty decent and fast job.

Chuck



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@PickChuck

I used photoshop's Camera Raw filter to finesse the white balance and color & Luminar 4 for the sky replacement
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All good ways to do it.

What I like about LandcapePro is they have a bunch of clouds, grass, water etc. already built in. One stop shop so to speak.

Chuck


I even added clouds to my pano's on this shoot.
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I just bought a cloud pack so, I have clouds coming out my ears
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PickChuck private msg quote post Address this user
I suspect there is more money in selling to photographers than actually taking photos. LOL
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lilnitsch private msg quote post Address this user
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I try and grab interesting Skys as I see them these days ~ However, I sometimes just do not have the energy to break out a camera or drone to capture the Sky
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@PickChuck I just checked on LandscapePro for the first time. For $39, looks like a handy tool for 360 touch ups!

Do you also use Topaz Gigpixel AI or another similar app (Autoenhance.ai)to increase the clarity of the photos? I couldn't see that kind of feature in LandscapePro. Thanks for sharing your photos here to get a convenient idea of what the app can do. It's pretty amazing!
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@Dataventure You are welcome. They have free trial. I am enjoying using it. I also use two of their other product: Portrait Pro and Portrait Pro body. Both of them are nice for realtor headshots and lifestyle photos of them. I am sure you have never had someone say, "can you take these bag and wrinkles or make me skinny". LOL

I am using Gigapixel for a touch of sharpening an de noising. Probably not necessary but I think it makes a bit of a difference. Especially if viewing on an iPad.

Another tool I have found (and I know that PS will do all of this) is Affinity photo for doing my nadir patching. It has many more tool than that but it's also a quick tool.

Hope you are doing well,
Chuck
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@PickChuck Thanks for the prompt reply. I just checked Affinity Photo. Looks like more than I want to engage for my targeted purposes. And your comment about Gigapixel is helpful. I have an SC2 and have been wondering if the $99 charge for Gigapixel is going to make a noticeable difference at the lower end of the 360 market where I am targeting. There is a balance somewhere between quality and efficiency, with cost of software and tools in that mix, that each of us must find. This forum helps with the winnowing process!

I will definitely give LandscapePro a try, especially for the outside 360 shots that are so dependent upon the weather.
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@Dataventurer. Please send me a few files and I'll run them through Gigapixel for you so you can decide without spending $99 to find out. I also think they have a trial but I will be glad to do this for you.

Chuck
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I have now booked just shy of 2k worth of shoots this week off of the edit I demoed of fixing the smoke photo
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PickChuck private msg quote post Address this user
Thats wonderful. Great job.

You are certainly rocking it and being an inspiration to all.

It sounds like your forte is sales and shooting.

My friend Tim Ferriss says, "Do what you do best and outsource the rest". I wish I followed it better.

He is the 4 hour work week guy. What does he know with a measly $100 million of net worth.

Cheers,
Chuck
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My shoot Sunday is also a vacation rental and has been booked again ~ I am being super flexible with this agent and am working around the turn over of this property as she is a great agent to work with
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Affinity is worth the one-time price for just their 360 nadir patch tools - much more efficient and more capable than Photoshop. I patched 52 panos yesterday in just a little over an hour.
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Originally Posted by lilnitsch
I have now booked just shy of 2k worth of shoots this week off of the edit I demoed of fixing the smoke photo


Congrats! What a great way to differentiate yourself from other photographers: the ability to turn a Martian Sky to an Earth Sky.

Dan
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Originally Posted by PickChuck
All good ways to do it.

What I like about LandcapePro is they have a bunch of clouds, grass, water etc. already built in. One stop shop so to speak.

Chuck


I even added clouds to my pano's on this shoot.


Won't that cloud pic create a seam when viewed in 360?
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@JPPeron

Yes, I have a handful of 360 Skys that I have used for pano sky replacement
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This has a minimal stitch line that I could easily correct



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