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I shot black and white photographs won prices when I was a teen. It was way more technical working with rolls of films and developed and enlarged by myself. My dad's Swedish Hasselblad 1000F camera was the one I used one of the most sophisticated camera one ever developed. It can shoot 120, 620, 135 size formats with different cartridges. Rather use contrast or bright feature I just let it expose on film paper longer during shooting or enlarging. You get only one chance with these expensive films that was when I developed the skill studying angles and lighting well. External flash is what I used then and today. Consequently, I rarely use any software to correct as many amateur photographers do today. In photography or real estate photography composition is the key. There are rules of 3rds. Draw imaginary lines on your camera's screen or viewfinder and create nine equal sections. Your eyes will tend to go to the intersections first, so it's best to place your subject one one of those. Use leading lines to get viewer attention and put a frame which is part of a picture. My favorite is use flower or trees to make a frame and shoot the subject in one of the 9 sectors. A doorway leading to a room. A few roses that act like framing to a subject.
The rules of owning software like Photoshop has changed. Now one has to lease by the month and gave them your credit card information. Creative Cloud can not be purchased anymore. Again, I merely use a crop function and often MS Paint function that comes with Microsoft has it.
This is composed by multiple portrait images to be exact 15 images each encompass 24 degrees on a tripod with a rotator. One needs to make sure the 16th image will line up with initial one angle wise. Digital camera is a heavy equipment and it has the tendency to droop over movement. One needs to have a tri-axial bubble device which I also to measure floor leveling from foundation and soil sediment. The rest is a matter of stitching these images together and crop out the misalignment at top and bottom. One can scan it slowly and add music to make virtual tour a worth awhile experience.
The origin of the "Virtual Tour" started about 12 years ago. The example used was animation of Dudley Castle in England. This consisted of a computer controlled laser-disc based system designed by British-based engineer on a rotating axis. Queen Elizabeth II, was one of the earliest user when she officially opened the visitor center. Because the Queen's officials and duties. The system was named and described as-"Virtual Tour, a cross between virtual reality and royal tour."
The drone photography used in smaller size western state homes does no justice. Unless one has an estate and beautiful yard. Homes with junk in neighbor backyard, debris, balls on the roof. I personally think virtual tour will stay in real estate photography while others will disappear over time. User can rotate as Cartesian, cylindrical or cubical coordinates. Some rotate 360 degrees and some is panoramic with user defined angle.
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