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tips & suggestions in shooting a resort...
« on: February 04, 2013, 09:35:07 AM »
hi everybody!

i would like to ask for your assistance on how to and what to do in taking photos of a resort. a friend of mine, who is working as a sales manager in one of the resort in boracay asked me if i can shoot their newly renovated resort sometime in april this year. they will use it for brochure, flyers and website. the scope will be the facade, facilities, room interior, lobby, restaurants and food and beverages.

here are my existing equipments:
- nikon d90 with 18-105mm kit lens
- sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 or tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
- nikon sb-700 speedlight
- a sturdy tripod
- strobist kit: 43" 2-in-1 shoot thru umbrella with light stand
- cable release
- 1 set flash trigger
- 43" 5-in-1 circular reflector
- 4 pcs 8gb sdhc cards
- 8 pcs aa rechargeable batteries
- 1 pc portable continous light (as back-up) for product shot
- aluminum foils and ilustration boards as reflectors
- masking tapes
- 6 pcs clamps
- a laptop

does my existing equipments will do the job? if not, what else do i need to add?

i will be renting an extra nikon d90 body for the said project. as much as possible, i plan to shoot using available lights and will be shooting in raw. i will bringing also 1 assistant that also serve as stylist and maybe a little of a director. :)

the client will shoulder our rt airfare, board and lodging. i plan to charge 9,500.00 per day includes me, my assistant & my rental of extra body. is that ok for the project or too expensive?

your suggestions will be highly appreciated.
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Re: tips & suggestions in shooting a resort...
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013, 11:52:50 PM »
i'm also a newbie but i think i can give you a small advise...
for me, wide lenses will be your friends to add drama and perspective...you can also take panorama shot framing the whole front view and vicinity of the said hotel or top view of the hotel...i hope this small advise will help you... ;D ;D ;D

hopefully some pipho masters can give you advise so you and other newbies(including me) can learn some tips about this kind of photography....

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Re: tips & suggestions in shooting a resort...
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 05:02:17 PM »
i'm also a newbie but i think i can give you a small advise...
for me, wide lenses will be your friends to add drama and perspective...you can also take panorama shot framing the whole front view and vicinity of the said hotel or top view of the hotel...i hope this small advise will help you... ;D ;D ;D

hopefully some pipho masters can give you advise so you and other newbies(including me) can learn some tips about this kind of photography....


thanks for the inputs! will take note of that!

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Re: tips & suggestions in shooting a resort...
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 06:19:52 PM »
11-16mm will be of big help for architectural photography. all your lens will be of help. add more speed lights. i don't think you will need reflector.
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Re: tips & suggestions in shooting a resort...
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 06:30:18 PM »
11-16mm will be of big help for architectural photography. all your lens will be of help. add more speed lights. i don't think you will need reflector.


thanks manny!

the circular reflector will be for their wedding package just in case they will use models. the aluminum foils and ilustration boards are for food & beverage shots. sir question. why do i need to add more speedlights? i will be shooting using available lights.

thanks again!

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Re: tips & suggestions in shooting a resort...
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2013, 06:47:33 PM »
11-16mm will be of big help for architectural photography. all your lens will be of help. add more speed lights. i don't think you will need reflector.


11-16mm will be of big help for architectural photography. all your lens will be of help. add more speed lights. i don't think you will need reflector.


thanks manny!

the circular reflector will be for their wedding package just in case they will use models. the aluminum foils and ilustration boards are for food & beverage shots. sir question. why do i need to add more speedlights? i will be shooting using available lights.

thanks again!

thanks manny!

the circular reflector will be for their wedding package just in case they will use models. the aluminum foils and ilustration boards are for food & beverage shots. sir question. why do i need to add more speedlights? i will be shooting using available lights.

thanks again!

I think it's for taking indoor shots of the resort. Most resort have large windows or glass doors to give their guest a great view of the beach from the rooms. Without a flash, you either have a properly exposed beach and underexposed room interior or vice versa. With flash, you can set your camera to properly expose for the beach and compensate with flash for the room interior. In my experience, room lights or even a single flash is normally not enough to balance the exposure.
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Re: tips & suggestions in shooting a resort...
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2013, 06:54:07 PM »
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I think it's for taking indoor shots of the resort. Most resort have large windows or glass doors to give their guest a great view of the beach from the rooms. Without a flash, you either have a properly exposed beach and underexposed room interior or vice versa. With flash, you can set your camera to properly expose for the beach and compensate with flash for the room interior. In my experience, room lights or even a single flash is normally not enough to balance the exposure.


oh i see! thanks zando!

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Re: tips & suggestions in shooting a resort...
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013, 01:47:40 PM »
be careful when shooting architectural structures using wide angle lenses, the distortion created by the lens will cause the elements to converge into the center of the frame which is not nice for presentation. you can counter this by finding the right angle that will keep straight lines straight. this is mainly the reason why TS lenses are used heavily in architectural photography. speedlights can be of help also for interior shots where you have to illuminate some spots in the room.

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Re: tips & suggestions in shooting a resort...
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2013, 06:19:47 AM »
be careful when shooting architectural structures using wide angle lenses, the distortion created by the lens will cause the elements to converge into the center of the frame which is not nice for presentation. you can counter this by finding the right angle that will keep straight lines straight. this is mainly the reason why TS lenses are used heavily in architectural photography. speedlights can be of help also for interior shots where you have to illuminate some spots in the room.

thanks sir! how do you find my list of equipments? will it do the job aside from adding speedlights? how about my the amount i charge?

thanks again!

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Re: tips & suggestions in shooting a resort...
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2013, 08:11:39 AM »
If you could acquire, rent, or borrow a PC-E NIkkor 24mm f/3.5 ED, it would be a big plus for you in minimizing lens distortions in architectural shots.  You also might need a GND and/or CPL filter/s for your facade shots, the GND to balance out the exposure of the sky as against the exposure of the sky, and the CPL to reduce glare from the glass windows, if any.

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Re: tips & suggestions in shooting a resort...
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2013, 04:54:38 PM »
If you could acquire, rent, or borrow a PC-E NIkkor 24mm f/3.5 ED, it would be a big plus for you in minimizing lens distortions in architectural shots.  You also might need a GND and/or CPL filter/s for your facade shots, the GND to balance out the exposure of the sky as against the exposure of the sky, and the CPL to reduce glare from the glass windows, if any.

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thanks dennis. do you mean the 24mm f3.5 ed is for facade shot? noted of the following filters - gnd and cpl.

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Re: tips & suggestions in shooting a resort...
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2013, 04:57:53 PM »
No.  The 24mm PC-E is for all of your architectural shots.  The filters are for your exterior shots.  Leave home the 18-105 kit lens. You're good to go with the abovementioned specialty lens, your Tokina 11-16, and maybe a good f/1.4 prime (a 50mm on your D90 would do).  The suggested prime is for shooting notable details of the resort that you might wish to highlight and isolate.
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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2013, 05:02:39 PM »
No.  The 24mm PC-E is for all of your architectural shots.  The filters are for your exterior shots.

even for interior shots? ............ah ok! its a tilt shift lens! sorry for my ignorance!
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2013, 05:11:01 PM »
No.  The 24mm PC-E is for all of your architectural shots.  The filters are for your exterior shots.

even for interior shots? ............ah ok! its a tilt shift lens! sorry for my ignorance!

Yup on the tilt-shift.  Nikon calls it Perspective Control.
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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2013, 04:23:53 PM »
please show us your pictures after this has been done, thank you

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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2013, 09:43:52 PM »
please show us your pictures after this has been done, thank you

yes i will. so you & the rest can comment & criticize on it. but first of all, i need the project to be awarded to me.

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