Size does matter!! This BIG boy isn't really doing it for me!

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Home Stager with 1st Stage Property Transformations

The wider the better!

Right??  ;)

You see, I use to have a CUTE LITTLE GUY years ago! 

Helped me out a lot.....however it was taken from me :(

So I decided to upgrade to a BIG BOY so I would get better at.....ya know....taking PICTURES! 

Well, yeah, sure I got better!

I just wasn't getting the WHOLE thing!

 I decided I am doing a disservice to myself & my clients. :/

Bedroom shot w/ a Canon 18-55mm

The above picture is with my BIG BOY 18-55mm Canon lense. :(

 

Now here is a picture the photograher took with the BIGGER BOY!

Master Bedroom taken with Wide Angle Lense

OK, I know it isn't the same exact angle.

And if I do say so myself, the Home Staging isn't too shabby! ;)

So just to be fair here is closer to the same angle with my BIG BOY....

 

Now the BIGGER BOY!

Dining Room








Yes, I know, even if I did get a BIGGER BOY  my pictures might not look as good!

However, look at the all the space you see! 

Gotta love the BIGGER BOY!  :)

We are selling square footage aren't we????

So my question to you is which BIGGER BOY is going to do the job for me??? 

Let me have it!! ;)

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Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Hi Janice ~ You are such a tease LOL!   I've had the same 'Little Guy' you've had too (and still like to use him sometimes) but I LOVE my Big Boy and can't imagine life without him.  He's proud of his size, too (Canon EOS 10-22mm ultra-wide lens) ... works great with my Canon Digital Rebel.

Hey, your staging looks great too!!  Have a great holiday weekend GF!!

Sep 02, 2011 02:31 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta

Kimberly - Thanks for stopping by the AR hood!  I will hit you up on FB so we can possible chat some more on this subject considering you are a Pro in my book...I mean camera!!!!

 

 

Sep 02, 2011 02:38 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta

Laura - Thanks for the inside info! Hopefully one, two or three will stop by so they can educate us all at the same time! hint hint  :)

 

Sep 02, 2011 02:39 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta

Maureen - Ya know!! Sometimes we have to do what we have to do to get the answer we need!! :)  So your Canon, if I get this right, the smaller the # the wider the angle?  I am soooo confused!! I was so close in buying on on Amazon today and that I got scared and thought I might be making a mistake!  Thus, this blog was born!! :)

 

Sep 02, 2011 02:42 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Janice -- yes, small number = wider angle!!     I bought my camera body and lens separately and I only use it for real estate photography.  My "old" Kodak V705 is still good for the "before" shots!

Sep 02, 2011 03:10 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Iran Watson
Georgia Elite Realty - Marietta, GA
Marietta Real Estate Agent - Photographer

Both the Sigma and Canon 10-22mm are great lenses.  The Sigma may be cheaper, but the Canon is the better lens.  You'll notice better contrast and color saturation right out of the camera.  The only drawback to either lens is that the are both pretty wide, even though they are zoom lens.  If you want to do detail and close-up shots, maybe even a little shallow depth of field (sharp foreground and blurry background) neither of these lenses are idea.  They also dont do a very good job of taking photographs of people.  Ideally you will use the wide angle for the whole room shots and the kit lens for the close-ups and everything else.

Sep 02, 2011 06:28 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Congrats on getting the Big Boy. A Canon is an awesome camera and one I know that Iran (posted above) uses. I, on the other hand, love my Nikon. For my staging photos, I don't use my wide-angle lens as it can often times distort the size of the room and I never want to disappoint the potential buyer.  That's my opinion and I know others might disagree. Instead of using wide-angle, I try my best to get as much of the room as possible, then.... I go for the "detail" shots that have the shallow depth of field.

And you're right, "the staging isn't too shabby." In fact, it's great (as always).

Congratulations. Your home staging before and after pictures is being featured in the group "Staging Before and After Pictures.

Kathy

 

Sep 03, 2011 12:27 AM #13
Rainer
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Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

I am so happy I bopped back in!  Maureen's idea will work perfectly for my little Cannon Rebal! 

Sep 03, 2011 03:23 AM #14
Rainer
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Lance Selgo
Unique Exposure Photography - Fort Worth, TX

As referenced by Kathy, I would just be careful with such a wide lens. You have the ability to shoot very wide, but if you aren't careful it can sometimes do more harm than good. As Kathy stated, sometimes you can go so wide as to show the space inaccurately. Even though you are trying to sell to square footage, it's a misrepresentation of the space.

I also believe buyers are pulled in based off emotion. By using an extremely wide angle, sometimes the space isn't as engaging. For example, the finished dining room photo above without the "big boy", is a very intimate, close shot. I think it's superb. It invites me in and I want to sit down at the table. The "big boy" version is very wide and it probably isn't accurately portraying the space, and it's pushing me "outside" of the room and not inviting me in.

One fun thing you can do when you are taking photos with a wide angle lens, is you can stand at the far end of the room. For instance in the top bedroom "big boy" photo, stand in the doorway at the far end and look at photo. You'll see in the end result that you look really tiny in the photo! It's because of the extreme wide angle and the amount of distortion and perception differences. With such drastic views, it ends up not being very pleasing to the eye.

Sep 03, 2011 04:21 AM #15
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Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors
Nice post. I will certainly look into this as an option for my Canon! Nice staging as well.
Sep 03, 2011 05:42 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta

Maureen - Thank you Staging Sista!! I almost bought the wrong BIGGER BOY thinking the higher the # the larger the angle!  Thank you for the quick education!! Love ya!!

Iran - WOW! Thank you so much for the detailed pro & con info on both BIGGER BOYS!!  I feel so much better about making the investment in this relationship now!! ;)  I think its time for this chick to step it up and learn more about the Photo World!! Very excited!!

 

 

Sep 03, 2011 06:04 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta

Kathy - Thanks GF!! I really appreciate your comments as I LOVE your photos!!  Yes, I was never happy with BIGGER BOY distortion however, in certain areas/rooms a BIGGER BOY can really come in handy! :))  Thank you for the compliment on the staging & the Feature!! It means sooooooo much to me coming from an amazing Pro Home Stager!! You ROCK!

Laura - So glad you BOPPED back in girlfriend!!  Always learning in this crazy thing called Life! :)

Sep 03, 2011 06:08 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta

Lance - Thank you for stopping by!!  I really appreciate your comments!! 

I totally agree that wide angle photos can ADD more harm then good in my cases.  My motto is always Less is More in Home Staging & LIFE!  You make a great point about the Dining Room photos!  I agree this room did not need the BIGGER BOY's help. :) However, in the bedroom I really couldn't showcase the room well with the BIG BOY. So, in this case I would have liked a BIGGER BOY! ;)

 

Sep 03, 2011 06:17 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta

Wendy - Thanks! Glad you liked the post! That's the beauty of the RAIN! Helping one another!!  :)

Sep 03, 2011 06:21 AM #20
Rainer
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Jacki Kennedy
Staged to WOW Home Staging & Redesign - Baytown, TX
Staged to Wow, Houston TX

I think I know what's on my Christmas wish list. I've been wanting a wide angle lens for my Digital Rebel and after seeing the difference it made with your before and after photos I'm sold. Staging looks great too.

Sep 04, 2011 03:46 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

The difference is absolutely amazing!

Sep 05, 2011 01:12 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta

Jacki - Thanks! Glad I could help!! Merry Christmas to youuuuuuuu!

Carol - I agree! Time to update my current equipment! :)

 

Sep 07, 2011 04:32 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Michelle Drewry
Century 21 Masters - Arcadia, CA
Realtor - Find Arcadia Ca Homes For Sale

Janice - Great job on the post! LOL  You keep it fun.  The staging is great and love the education on the BIG and BIGGER BOYS.

Sep 18, 2011 02:09 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta

Michelle - Thanks GF!  Love the support & education we get here in the RAIN!  Gotta keep it fun ;)

 

Sep 20, 2011 03:00 PM #25
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Janice, after Iran's workshop at the RESA conference I am so going out and getting a new lens!

Feb 05, 2012 02:56 AM #26
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