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Nicole Daniel
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/22/2005
 

Outside pool pictures


My mother has asked me to take pictures of pools they have put in for her pool company. It is strictly for documention purposes not for sales or advertising but I want them to be as good as possible in case that changes. Any advise on the best time of day, camera settings, lens, etc would be appreciated.
Some of the pools will be screened in.
I have a Nikon D70, Tamron 70-210mm lens, Nikor 50mm lens, and Nikor 18-55mm lens.


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3/7/2006 10:20:55 AM

 

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  From the way you describe the job, it sounds like you've got quite a bit of flexibility. Makes the job a lot easier.

I would shoot them about mid afternoon. I think it best to be a bright, sunny day with little or no wind. You will need a polarizer. The sun will give you brilliant colors. In using the polarizer, you will tone down the sun by two stops. Also, you will be able to control the reflection from the water so you can capture the detail on the pool floor and walls.

Your choice of lense will depend on the size of the pool and area around it.

Have fun and keep shooting,
Mark


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3/9/2006 12:45:27 AM

 
Nicole Daniel
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/22/2005
  Mark, thank you so much. I was definitely thinking of using a polarizer. Thanks very much!


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3/9/2006 5:42:18 AM

 

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  Any time. So you know, I shot some pools for a local resort chain last year. My shots came out best at midday. Have lots of fun on your shoot.

Mark.


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3/12/2006 7:46:31 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Nicole look in my gallery at Swimming Pool in Maine. This was taken in the evening and it one of my favorite shot ever that I have done.

Kerby


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3/12/2006 8:57:53 PM

 
Nicole Daniel
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/22/2005
  Kerby,
Wow, that really is a beautiful shot!
Thanks.


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3/14/2006 4:02:12 PM

 
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