Monday, May 28, 2012

Super Luxury Home Photography

Fotographix's Chris Stutz was selected to photograph one of Calgary's most prestigious homes. The results speak for themselves. This super luxury home features a simple colour palette that plays well with the white canvas of the walls and ceilings. Natural light was balanced with multiple strobes in order to maintain detail in the outside view.

If you would like to learn more about Fotographix's real estate photography services for super luxury homes, please call:
(403) 398-6713 and ask for Jesse Yardley.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Typical vs. Fotographix

Fotographix real estate photos improve the visual appeal of exteriors. This comparison shows two photographs of the same house side-by-side; it demonstrates the advantage of professional composition and post-production over the typical point-and-shoot style photos typically found on MLS.

Fotographix uses Adobe Lightroom for post-production on all real estate listings. This allows us great flexibility in working with RAW image files in order to bring out the very best quality possible in the original image. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Condo Living

Living in a condo often means that space is at a premium; however that doesn't mean that a condo (even at  ~ 800 sq. ft.) can't look airy and spacious. The images above were taken for a client that who was seeking to showcase their home to potential buyers in Calgary via MLS.

By using a combination of natural light, flash and tungsten lighting (from lamps) Fotographix was able to produce bright and clear photographs that accentuate the useable floor plan of the unit. Combined with super wide-angle perspective, the photos provide viewers with a spacial overview that draws the eye into the frame.  Eye-catching photos are a must for sellers who are motivated to sell their homes quickly.

Friday, May 04, 2012

All the Pretty Trees

Ever notice those perfectly pruned trees that adorn the lawns of suburbia? Well, I have.
I find them curious. They remind of the Lego trees I played with as a kid when I was building houses out of white, red and yellow blocks. Sculpted and surreal, pretty trees epitomize humanity's urge to control nature. I admire the shapes and forms of the trees, whether they be 30ft giants or 5ft shrubs.

My goal for the project was not to create works of art so much as to document the trees with point-and-shoot simplicity. The photographs above are a small sampling of a growing collection I've titled Pretty Trees.  If you'd like to see the rest of the collection, please visit my Flickr page.

For Sale By Owner

Fotographix was recently hired by home owners seeking to sell their home without a realtor. The images below are a few examples of results.

The Great Room (above) had exceptional light from the two-story windows facing south.

The open concept kitchen & dining room (above) featured flattop oven, track lights, and granite countertops.

This entrance way (above) provides plenty of separation between the front door and the living areas.

The photos above feature a new home in the Cougar Ridge community in Calgary's southwest. The home was photographed in the morning and the images were processed, and uploaded for the client by the afternoon. Typical turn around time is 24hrs, but this client was keen on moving quickly. After she saw the photos she sent an email saying:
"Hey Jesse, pics look Fantastic!!! Thanks again & thanks for sending them so quick! Will be hard to choose from all those good ones!"
It's fantastic to work with home owners who know the value of professional real estate photography as well as proper staging. The clients that owned this home did an exceptional job in removing any clutter from the space and by adding a few decorative touches (like fresh flowers) around the home.