JBR LIFE Photography

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  1. Except for the part where it's specifically a DJI applied restriction to the aircraft, whereas other manufacturers don't bother with micromanaging pilots. The notice popped up within the DJI Go app...NFZ altitude restriction, Max height 495ft. Like I said before, you could literally burn off 300' from terrain elevation within the grid I was flying (400' grid). Has absolutely nothing to do with LAANC system at all.
  2. A house on a hill with a view! This project was another fun lesson in stacking & tracking masks to bring out the data in the bright windows. Fun challenge!
  3. Aloha gang! Just a little heads up to be on the watch for unannounced updated NFZ parameters. I was recently locked out of a zone I've flown countless times under WAA. Echo airspace, 100ft LAANC grid, no take off from DJI. More recently, in local Charlie airspace, given a notice of an altitude cap just over 400ft. White in flat land this would be fine, but where I am, you can exceed that by just flying up the mountain side a few feet. So tired of DJI's airspace management over reach.
  4. I'll be honest with ya, I bought and installed one for my P4, and while it did its job, the overall fit and finish leaves much to be desired. The adhesive is constantly allowing the neoprene to peel away, and the pieces didn't really fit that well without some stretching and a little rubber cement to hold in place. I like the product and its functionality, but I would not purchase another until you've convinced me these issues have been addressed. Not trying to tear down, just giving real world feedback
  5. I know buddy, and I'm gonna just drive that thorn a little deeper in the spirit of love! This is a photo of the lake I grew up on, Norris Lake, an impoundment of the Powell & Clinch rivers. The lake has around 800mi of shoreline. To put that into perspective, the state of California has 840mi of coastline. Shot this on a P4 classic, flown from one of the little floating houses outside the marina.
  6. And here's a jewel of a property, located in Haiku. This place is only about 2.5 acres, but there's a ton packed into it. A main home, a cottage, a detached office, pickleball court, pool, waterslide, waterfall feature, jumping rock, swing hanging from a beautiful banyan tree, giant sized chess court, orchard, and more. It was a challenge to pack it all into a minute, but it worked out. Enjoy!
  7. So enjoyable, thank you for shooting and sharing this! You were near my old stompin' grounds (I grew up about an hour from Johnson City). Borla exhaust systems were the tits when I was into cars. Loved seeing the mandrel benders at work, along with the other parts of the factory.
  8. Beautifully composed, colors all looked good, and that new Sony cam is very much paying off. Great work!
  9. And one more for today. I thought I'd share this small condo video to point out that cinematic video presentations can help almost any property. All ya gotta do is spend a bit of time finding the charm in a place. Enjoy!
  10. Another one in the books! This one went into escrow about a week after listing, along with another I shot two weeks prior for the same new-to-me realtor. It's safe to say she's delighted with the progress since working together! Truth be told, it's the rainbow, not me. 🌈😂🎥🎬
  11. You're welcome, Andrew, I appreciate you taking the time to give it a read!
  12. Aloha Franklin, and everyone else in the thread, I live in one of the most expensive places on the planet, so take the numbers with a grain of salt, but I thought sharing the concept of our pricing structure might help. First thing: I charge for photos by 1,000sqft brackets, and video is priced according to time duration. Add-ons include aerial photos, aerial video content, lifestyle content that cannot be shot from the property, sunset session. Second thing: All media is strictly licensed for use by the realtor only, unless licensed to the brokerage (sometimes the brokerage
  13. Anybody flying one? I'm looking for a platform that supports Sony a7r3 and this thing popped up. I'd love to hear some field experience if you have the time. Mahalo!
  14. @JBR LIFE Photography which lenses are you using with your A7? Remember, the A7RIII is a full frame camera that shoots great 4K video and 43MP stills. I think the resolution in this camera outweighs the difference in dynamic range. You bring up a solid point here, and by no means would I retire the A7R3 or the A73 from video altogether. I'd only use the 4k cinema cam (BMPCC) for the toughest interior spaces, where lighting is eaten up by dark wood tones and I need to show the view. Having a true 15-stop DR video camera would be outstanding in these scenarios. I've f
  15. And another luxury townhome to add to the collection. This one is short-term rentable, which is what most people do with them. In fact, I'm not sure anyone actually lives in these full time, because most who could afford that would just get a house and skip the resort fees altogether. The challenge for this one, as always with condos & townhomes, is showcasing the view from inside. Everything about this place is the view, the view, the view. The Sony cam and a decent set of lights came in to save the day once again!
  16. Wrapped up another south Maui luxury home vid. This house is located at the top of Wailea, just a hop and a skip to the beach. Shot the stills for this one too, had a great time on the project. I love when the homes are professionally decorated and staged!
  17. I think it looks pretty good. Not sure I'd really ever bother with trying to fine tune the aperture so much if this is the result you can get in post via sharpen mask. Maybe for stills, where I need the absolute hero shot to be crisp, but for vids, I think you're doing great with what you have.
  18. Nice work as usual! I really enjoyed the arrow overlays, nice use of a modern technique without totally over-doing it. I hadn't really though much about that aperture sweet spot, but it makes sense, since it applies to all lenses I've ever used. Interestingly, on most lenses it's somewhere between f/4.0 and f/8. For all the Canon glass I used, it was pretty religiously at f/5.6. Since I'm using the M2Z, I have no aperture control, so I never consider it much. Do you ever use post sharpening?
  19. If I had the glass to fit it already, I'd definitely jump on it. The one drawback I do see is no continuous focus tracking, but then again, not a deal breaker, especially for the price point. Let us know how it works out!
  20. Thanks friend! The lighting was the biggest challenge with this place. It's like the more expensive and extravagant the home, the darker and tougher it is to light. I used a pair of DRACAST 1000 LED lamps for this shoot. That extra boost coupled with a custom log profile helped bring balance in the exposure. I've been kicking around the idea of stepping up to a full on cinema cam that shoots 14-bit RAW and 10-bit codec just to try getting a little more dynamic range for these darker homes. Only problem is I just don't see the return on the investment, at least not just yet. So for n