JBR LIFE Photography

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  1. Nice to be back to work after a three week vacay in the Smokies. This one was fun to shoot, and it was a little funny to realize how one can get a little out of practice in three weeks! Short and sweet, cute lil cottage by the sea on the north shore. Sunrise through sunset, can be yours for a cool $2.3M 😎
  2. And another one checked off the list... I shot this home almost 2yrs ago for a different realtor. The buyer's agents (husband/wife team) are also remodeling specialists, so they handled all the redesign & renovation, then had me come reshoot the place. It was a fun low-light challenge, and also great experience to really push the M2P's dynamic range abilities in post. Enjoy!
  3. However many are needed to tell the property's story. Most MLS systems limit the count to 30 images for the realtor, but many of the properties I shoot are high end luxury, so the realtor often creates a dedicated website just for the home. In the MLS listing they add a link to the website, as opposed to an external video link, because all the media is on the one page. So, a 4,000sqft home might produce 60-70 images, but some of those are macro details, some are wide spaces. It's up to the realtor to put it to use and figure which they like, I don't have the time or energy to play phot
  4. I'm editing in FCPX, although I keep a copy of Resolve on my computer because 'one day I'm gonna diversify'...yeah...right. lol Definitely looked hard at the GH5 lineup, and went with Sony just because I was hell-bent on having a full frame camera that could also shoot solid video. But that's when I didn't think 8-bt vs. more even mattered. Oh how we continually learn costly lessons... lol. Thanks for the outside perspective. I think I'll take your wisdom and compliments, and decide to just keep rocking the Sony cams for the rest of this year, and take another look at possible upg
  5. Here's one I wrapped for delivery today, and I'm pretty pleased with it so far. All shot on A7Riii in custom S-log2, worked in FCPX, custom LUT, etc. Some of the slow-mo scenes required 1080p since I needed the extra frames. The biggest challenge to this project was the dark style of the interior. This is a Bali-influenced home, with deep orange wood tones, earth colored walls, and dark trim work around the doors & windows. Add to the mix immediate shade from the jungle and a bright sunny ocean view just past that, and you have a crazy contrast situation that requires a LOT of
  6. Glad to hear it! I recently shot a super small home, no view, dogs in the house, etc using HLG3. It turned out ok, so I moved onto another, nicer luxury condo home. This time around, I shot everything twice -once in S-log, once in HLG3. While the HLG3 image came out cleaner, I found that I most definitely could NOT recover the shadow tones as much as I can in S-log. So, for me, unless it's a run & gun project, it's S-log all the time.
  7. Coming soon... Here's a frame grab from a home I just recently shot. The video is still being worked on, but I wanted to share a before/after color grade. A7riii 4k S-log2 (-7 contrast), using a pair of Dracast 1000LED bi-color square panels. I didn't want to make weird lighting, so I made sure to not crank the lights to full power, only enough to help lighten the forward wall. This video is being worked in FCPX. Before
  8. Aloha Enrico, and welcome to the group! That's a lovely set you've captured, and I like the water reflection work. Did you do much processing to the images, and if so, what editing platform do you prefer? Mahalo for sharing!
  9. This is lovely! I especially appreciate the contrast between straight & curved lines. Well done!
  10. Hey Chuck, thanks for the feedback! I shoot everything in S-log2 with sharpness at -7 (max low). Since I expose for the view out the windows, it makes bringing back the interior darks pretty tough, with a LOT of work in post using stacked color boards/filters. As you mentioned, I too have noticed I need a tad bit more contrast added in post, but I'm struggling with the finite balance between some contrast and crushing the blacks and introducing weird color artifacts. As I've been delving into the science of it, I'm realizing it's all really just coming down to one simple issue...
  11. Here's the most recent one...dark wood, yellow walls...jungle living with an ocean view, off-grid yogi place.
  12. You definitely caught it too...I've been LOVING the dynamic range and quality of the Sony cams. However, I've noticed Sony log profile color doesn't seem to do well with red/yellow blends, or brown, which it converts to red every time. Plus, that house was indeed super yellow, and the wood has a very faint red tint to it. But for some reason, the log format oversaturates the reds terribly. I recently tried using HLG3 and while the DR wasn't quite as great, the noise was a little bit less and the color seemed much more true. I'm working another dark, wood trim, yellow walled house vide
  13. Here's a fun lil' project! House was empty, so the realtor hired a professional stager / interior designer to round out the place. Worth every penny, in my opinion. There's a small kine ocean view from the living room, so I made sure to capture that. But the next door home is almost inside this home, so I opted for blown windows in a couple bedroom scenes. You can still see the next door home, but it's not like super vivid detail, keeping the eyes fixed on the room details, which are quite nice. The client saw value in spending a little extra $ for the addition of area lifestyle cont
  14. Their screen name is Surfer96714 (Kauai zip code) and their only post after joining the forum 2hrs ago is this one spewing drone hate. Sounds like someone got buzzed while surfing and has drone beef now.
  15. Actually, I KNOW it is!!! I used to live on that street, in the house marked with a green arrow. We used to run down to Burger Queen (they had the best halibut & chips), and worked on the south end at a big zipline tour outfit! Fun fact: From the street to our door there are 102 steps. We counted them every. single. trip. Also, those staircases that look like boardwalks are actually streets. They have green street signs and show up on Google Maps as streets. The iron ore in the bedrock makes road building very expensive, so they limited road construction. Also, there are only 42mi
  16. Outstanding trip you took, bro! Is that first shot taken in Ketchikan?
  17. Not really a super spectacular home, but it shot decently. I want a table like the one on the lanai at the end!
  18. Well done! That one kept me engaged the whole time, even though I expected the home itself to be rather boring. Love that water tower exit, too.
  19. This home was quite a challenge to shoot, for a few reasons. It's an older home in an upscale neighborhood, tucked into a mostly obscured lot. Aside from the backyard bliss, this home has an amazing ocean & outer island view. From this house, you can see the west Maui mountains, Lana'i, and Kaho'olawe from every south facing room in the upper level. Not too shabby! BUT (there's always a 'but')...the interior is quite dated, the kitchen needs at least some new appliances, and there aren't really any fancy bits to truly showcase with macro shots and whatnot. Post production bro