The Liffey is located on West 7th street right by the Xcel center. I have done some photography for them. The manager wanted some pictures with people in them. I used s slow shutter speed and no flash. This bar is very challenging to shoot because it is dark an there are lights of many colors. When I see interior shots taken by the pros they are always of white rooms or mostly white rooms. I understand why. Dark rooms are too hard to photograph. 🙂 If you go to the Liffey try the fish and chips. If you need a picture of a dark room with or without people give be a holler
This was taken inside a loft I have listed in the Rossmor in downtown St. Paul. I took three bracketed shots and used HDR processing. My goal was to show the view out the window. Â These lofts are about the windows which in this case are 9 feet tall. The walls don’t have that snow white washed out look that is so popular for interior photography but they are not too dark either. Realistic is my goal and the processing brings out all of the fine details including any flaws.
There is a reason why homes like these are not featured on the web sites of real estate photographers and it is because they are hard to photograph. This one was not too bad because most of the walls were white or light colored. This is a arts and crafts built in the 1920’s.
It is true it is the kitchen that sells the house but what they don’t tell you is that the picture of the kitchen that buyers see on the internet is what makes them decide to see the home in the first place.
I went downtown so I could go for a walk through the skyways. It is always warm in the skyways, maybe too warm. I love popcorn and so this is where I bought my lunch at the popcorn stand in the Osborn building. The shadow of the man to the left talking on his cell phone isn’t supposed to be in the picture so please just ignore him.
I recently sold this house. It was fairly easy to photograph because it has a lot of windows and a lot of light. Idid something a little different with this that no one would even notice. The room next to the dining room looked like a black hole when I photographed it so I took a speed light and put it back there. It fired when the light on my camera fired and took some of the darkness away. This is an HDR photo but for my listings I keep it light and try not to go to extreme.