East Grinstead photographer and filmmaker Nitsan Simantov. Wedding photography and commercial video production in London and West Sussex.

How it was shot? - Outdoors real estate photography

My aim here was to create an almost magical sort of image of a perfect place to live. This is not something that could be used by the client because of it's editing. This is just an image I wanted to create for my own portfolio.

I shot three images, each one is a HDR composite of three more images. This was done inside the camera using the 5D III's HDR feature.

Here they are next to each other:

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Next up I used Photoshop's 'Photomerge' feature to connect them together.

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Which created this:

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I next used Photoshop's Liquify tool to stretch the image out and straighten lines. This takes patience but I find it gives me the best results.

Below is the result:

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The next step was to remove unwanted objects from the image using the Clone Stamp tool. This is the part that makes it unusable for the client, but don't worry, they got lots of other nice photos.

This is the result:

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Then I made a few more small fixes with the Clone Stamp tool and then added a bit of warmth with a Color Balance adjustment layer. Then added a bit of contrast and sharpening to make the image 'pop'.

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Here is the completed image. At some point I may also change the sky in this photo to something more dramatic.

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I hope you enjoyed this.