Francisco Segarra and N5

Despite not being an expert in gastronomy, here am I again uploading a post related to food. Specifically with N5 (depending where they are showing the name, Nº5, as a “Number 5”), a restaurant in Castellón (Spain) owned by Francisco Segarra, who also dealt with the great image of the restaurant. Africa Laguna and I went to N5 and shot some photos to both of our posts, hers has a bit of additional info about the company and some different pics and it can be read here: http://hiplover.es/fs-furniture-vintage/

Francisco Segarra and N5

Segarra produces, imports and distributes lots of vintage-looking furniture, especially designed for restaurants and shops. Besides furniture, the company develops complete decoration projects and as a photographer it was a real pleasure to spend a morning with him in his company’s facilities. I told him that many of his creations would fit very well in the Gotham TV series, which is recreating the atmosphere of the city for the young Bruce Wayne, who later became Batman. The TV series is also highly recommended from my humble point of view.

Returning to the subject of food, I took the classic burger which was fabulous, and Francisco recommended I try their Wine Burger, a specific wine to pair with this type of food. I was very pleasantly surprised, although, again, my views on the line gastronomy are so good – or as bad-as anyone.

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Francisco Segarra y N5

Sergi Albir

I am Sergi Albir a professional photographer in Spain. Contact me in sergi@archerphoto.eu or in the phone, +34 644459753, with Whatsapp and Telegram.

Tips and tricks for Real Estate Photography

The most common of the world in the twenty-first century is Real Estate agents showing pictures of their available houses. Many of them are on the Internet and many other not, but almost everyone wants to see a picture of the house, villa or shed before a visit. So we all understand that photography is an essential tool for realtors. However, interestingly, most of these companies do not have professional photography services and simply make pictures that are not good enough for a proper selling. So we give a few tips to improve.

 

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Tips and tricks for Real Estate Photography

1. If you don’t want to learn how to take pictures, hire a professional photographer. Photography has certain requirements: you can partially rely on your camera to fix some things. But if you do not take a bit of interest and looking for the right frame, checking that everything looks good, if there is enough light and that the end result is good, let it be. I can tell you that it is better to use a wide-angle lens and a tripod is a good investment, so as to bounce the flash helps a lot, but if you do not want to learn, this is just junk.

2.If you do not want to process photos, hire someone to do it for you. It is most likely that, even though the place you are selling is reasonably well , is far for being professionally lit for photography. So you’ll have to correct the lighting, and certainly straighten some pictures. Sometimes even put a logo, crop the image, and remove some hole in the wall. And then export the photos to a suitable size and format for the web. If all this seems daunting, there are people who know and can do. Exactly. Photographers. A nice trick is to use noise reduction to the darker areas, and so the pictures are cleaner. But you have to use a photo-editing program. Some are free, such as GIMP, and there is always Photoshop, but then you’ll have to pay for it.

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3. If you do not want to invest a minimum at a decent photographic equipment, get yourself to someone who has it. Probably I sound repetitive, but it’s reasonable.Your phone, even if it seems worth a lot of money and fill your soul with joy has a sensor much smaller than your fingernail. And a tiny lens with a fixed angle also can not change. It does not work as well as a professional camera, but sometimes you can not distinguish it. And when you put accessories to a camera phone is when the horror comes. A glass lens from a s soda bottle (for what you pay is what you have) in front of the camera of your phone only will spoil things. A  reflex or mirrorless camera comes with a lens kit that is usually enough for sufficient results. A professional can achieve excellent results with just that, and even better with a more advanced material, but a layman normally only find more problems from having too many  configuration options.

Overall, the message is clear: anyone can learn photography and enhance his photos, but in general, everyone will prefer the results you get a professional. Sometimes the work seems easier because the photographer will only look to go and push a couple of buttons, but prior learning, the process with the computer and the eye require an experience that probably is not profitable to acquire to a realtor.

Finally, not everyone who says  is a photographer will know how make the most of the spaces that want to sell. The best way is to see previous samples of work done.

If you need a professional photographer with experience, Sergi Albir my name, my phone number is +34 644 459 753 and my email is sergi@archerphoto.eu . If you want to sell your property at the best price you probably want to invest in the work of a professional photographer. I usually work in Valencia, Spain but I go where needed.

En general, el mensaje es claro: cualquiera puede aprender fotografía y mejorar sus fotos, pero, en general, todos preferimos los resultados que obtiene un profesional. A veces parece sencillo, porque al fotógrafo solo se le ve ir y apretar un par de botones, pero el aprendizaje previo, el proceso con el ordenador y el ojo requieren una experiencia que probablemente no sea rentable adquirir para un agente inmobiliario.

 

The Fitness Sanctuary

When you are called to shoot some pics of chalet, first thing coming to you is going to be a Real Estate work. I supposed they would want to get the better looks of the building. “They are intending to sell it”, I admit that was my impression when I contacted. The moment I arrived there I was told they are establishing a business consisting in some activities for relaxation and physical improvement, especially weight losing. Their programs include blood tests and different exercise routines, with varied activities, from bike tours to yoga or water aerobics. The Fitness Sanctuary has another division in Tarifa (South of Spain), but I just shot their new place in La Cañada, en Paterna, really close to Valencia City. A big property with lots of space and some pines around.

Their clients are mostly British attracted by the Sun and natural charm of the country. It’s a new tourism business quite innovative, not very known in Spain, so I find it really interesting.

Elliot was who contacted me, and when I was shooting I told him I’d love to post an article in my professional photographer web showing the place and linking his web (http://www.thefitnesssanctuary.com) so I could help him to promote it and, all the same, I’d be showing some of my Real Estate pictures.

The Fitness Sanctuary

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To contact with them is easy: their web is http://www.thefitnesssanctuary.com .

My name is Sergi Albir and I am a professional photographer. If you need corporate pictures or real estate photography you can reach me via mail to sergi@archerphoto.eu or via cellular, +34 6444 5 9753. Also Whatsapp and Telegram available.