Last week I shared a sneak peek into a shoot I did with Coldwell Banker Bain superstar, Will Wilcox. The listing is live now and I can share a few photos and the full version video of the space. We start out by featuring some of the shared amenities for residents (hello, elaia spa!) and then we take you into the home. Enjoy!
I spent a couple days earlier this week out in Kirkland shooting this house. Two days partly because it was so large (over 6,400 sq ft) and partly because, well, I was having fun just hanging out and shooting.
Oh yeah, and the weather! The first day it was pretty overcast and I knew the next day would be sunnier. I’m so glad I went back on day two because… well, watch the video (after the jump). You’ll see.
Sometimes there’s beauty in just the bare bones.
I had the great pleasure of shooting in the Olive 8 building today for Coldwell Banker Bain superstar, Will Wilcox. The listing goes live next week so, in the meantime, I put together a sneak peek so you can get excited for it when it goes live!
This gorgeous waterfront home was beyond beautiful! Such a joy to shoot!
Want to be my neighbor? This gorgeous Craftsman is just around the corner from my house!
If you’re familiar with Seattle real estate you know that Queen Anne is pretty much synonymous with Craftsman style housing so you’ll imagine my surprise when I showed up to shoot photos and video of this home! Such a pleasure to shoot. Hope you enjoy!
I haven’t posted a Property Video in awhile so I thought it was time. Hope you enjoy!
And now for my least favorite topic: Fluid heads and quick release (QR) plates.
There are two types of fluid heads that I use (and please forgive me for not using the technical terms – I don’t know them!) – a half ball mount and a regular threaded mount. The half ball mount has a post that extends through the bottom of the tripod and allows for “joystick” leveling and adjusting of the head. The regular threaded mount is flat on the bottom and all of the leveling and head adjustments come from the tripod leg length and actual head. The photo to the right (Manfrotto 504HD Fluid Video Head) is an example of the half ball mount. If you look closely (click the image to view larger) you’ll see the post extending below the head.
A quick release plate is how you attach your camera to the head. There are several different types, sizes and mounts of quick release plates and it’s definitely worth your while to spend a little extra to get compatible plates. I’ll talk about this in more detail below.
While tons of quick release plates are not strictly necessary you’ll find that they save you a lot of time and irritation in the field. I have enough QR plates that I can keep them screwed into all of my gear, all of the time, plus about four extra (more on that below). If you’re on a budget skimp here but know that you’ll need to keep a screwdriver in your kit (which you should anyway, along with a set of hex key/allen wrenches) and you’ll be spending some time swapping out plates while on your shoot.