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Dream Combination for Real Estate Agent Photos finally there: Nikon Z 30 and Nikkor Z 12-28 mm

Oliver M. Zielinski Oliver M. Zielinski - 13. Juni 2023 - in: English

Dream combination for realtor photos finally here: Nikon Z 30 + Nikkor Z 12-28 mm

Smaller, lighter, cheaper and better image quality. The current dream combination for real estate professionals, consisting of camera and lens, has finally become true with Nikon* since the end of May 2023. The new couple Nikon Z 30 + Nikkor Z 12-28 mm combines all the technical and tactile characteristics that real estate agents expect from their equipment when it comes to produce their real estate photos by themselves.

They had to wait for a long time for this technology in this size and price range. Bit by bit, however, what has now come true was realized.

In this article you can read about the rocky road to this duo and find out what makes this dream combo so special.

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Problem Solved: Photoshop Rulers again Visible

Oliver M. Zielinski Oliver M. Zielinski - 23. März 2023 - in: English

Problem Solved: Photoshop Rulers again VisibleAlmost everyone who edits photos and graphics in Photoshop uses guidelines. You can easily drag these from the ruler into the image and use them to align certain image elements. You can also display different dimensions on the ruler (double-click on the ruler) to measure sizes or distances. Centimeters, pixels or inches are most commonly used. However, since the last feature update, Photoshop no longer displays rulers on some computers.

The key shortcut Ctrl+R / Cmd+R, with which Photoshop shows or hides rulers, and using the View menu do not work either. If you press it, however, the image position changes marginally – something is obviously happening. If you aim accurately, you can even drag guidelines out of nowhere. However, this half-solution is not satisfactory.

After a customer asked me about this problem, I started looking for a solution. Read on …


Which Lightroom Version for Retouching Real Estate Images?

Oliver M. Zielinski Oliver M. Zielinski - 12. Dezember 2022 - in: English

In my hands-on workshops on  „Image retouching of real estate photos with Adobe Lightroom Classic“, it happens again and again, that participants bring the wrong software version on their laptop. This is not a big problem, can usually be remedied quickly, but always causes confusion and frustration.

The following article contains an attempt to explain this little confusion and explains the difference between the different versions. First of all: Lightroom Classic has collected all the basic tools for editing real estate photos in a concentrated manner and, with a little tuning, enables efficient image editing that even laypeople can quickly master . That’s what my workshop is about.

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Dangerous Superficial Knowledge in Real Estate Photography

Oliver M. Zielinski Oliver M. Zielinski - 18. August 2022 - in: English

Dangerous Superficial Knowledge in Real Estate PhotographyMore than 10 years ago, for most photo amateurs photography was limited to special occasions, but today it accompanies us in all parts of our lives. Thanks to the rapid development of smartphones and the resulting images. Pretty much everyone carries such a small wonder flounder in their pocket or handbag. And many make diligent use of the built-in photo app because it seems fun to capture dinner, puppies playing, the view out of the hotel room window or a pop concert and at the same time share this experience with the whole world. Not even dangerous superficial knowledge plays a role – and picture quality certainly doesn’t, too.
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Zoom lens or Prime Lens for real estate photos?

Oliver M. Zielinski Oliver M. Zielinski - 27. Juli 2022 - in: English

Zoom lens or Prime Lens for real estate photos?For many years, zoom lenses in the lower price segment were considered tourist stuff. Dad went on vacation with his new SLR camera and two zoom lenses and was able to easily capture all the family’s holiday scenes on film or slides. This worked reasonably well as long as the photos weren’t substantially enlarged. Otherwise the weaknesses of these inexpensive lenses became noticeable. The question of zoom lens or prime lens did not come up for professionals. For near distance images they photographed almost exclusively with prime lenses, only for distant scenes they chose – mostly for cost and weight reasons – professional zooms.
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