Viaggio Estates & Winery Marketing Shoot

Architecture, California Delta, Entertainment, Estate Photography, Event Photography, Interiors Photography, Landscape Photography, Lodi Winery, Northern California Engagement Photographer

Images By Northern California Based Interiors & Real Estate Photographer Rich Baum
916-296-5778
Web address:
http://richbaum.com
E Mail: rich@richbaum.com

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I recently got a call from a Viaggio Estates Winery to provide them with new photos for their 2015 marketing campaign.

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Viaggio Estate & Winery is located in the middle of one of the most famous wine making regions in California, in the “heart” of Lodi’s Wine Country. Conveniently accessible from both Hwy 99 and I-5, Viaggio is a secluded and private estate with classic elegance nestled among beautiful walnut orchards and the serenity of the river. Viaggio‘s stunning and exquisite backdrop of the Mokelumne River offers plush outside grounds and several venues, each with gorgeous picturesque views.

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3117 Murchison Way, Carmichael, CA – Listed by Sonia Immers / Keller Williams $299,000

Architecture, Estate Photography, Granate Bay Real Estate, Industrial Photography, Los Lagos Real Estate, Northern California Engagement Photographer, Northern California Interiors Photographer, Northern California Real Estate Photographer, Real Estate

Images By Northern California Based Interiors & Real Estate Photographer Rich Baum
916-296-5778
Web address:
http://richbaum.com
E Mail: rich@richbaum.com

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Listed by Sonia Immers / Keller Williams

Photography by Rich Baum Photography

http://richbaum.com

916-296-5778

3709 Stone Temple Ct. Rocklin CA – $1,250,000

Architecture, Estate Photography, Granate Bay Real Estate, Interiors Photography, Los Lagos Real Estate, Northern California Engagement Photographer, Northern California Interiors Photographer, Northern California Real Estate Photographer, Northern California Wedding Photographer, Rocklin Peal Estate Photography, Whitney Ranch

Images By Northern California Based Interiors & Real Estate Photographer Rich Baum
916-296-5778
Web address:
http://richbaum.com
E Mail: rich@richbaum.com

3709 Stone Temple - MLS-14

Spectacular Golf Course Retreat. This Luxurious Custom home located on the 4th Hole at Whitney Oaks is perfectly designed for Indoor and Outdoor Entertaining. Gourmet Kitchen. Custom Bar with 700 Bottle Wine Room. Elegantly appointed with Savage Cabinetry, Smooth Imperfect Finish, Travertine Floors, and Plantation Shutters. Large Master Suite located on the Main Floor, a Second Master Option, Five Bedrooms, Two Offices and a Bonus Room. This beautiful home is perfect for everyone.

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Listed by Sonia Immers / Keller Williams for $1,250,000

Photography by Rich Baum Photography

http://richbaum.com

916-296-5778

9100 Los Lagos Circle Granite Bay CA – $1,325,000

Architecture, Estate Photography, Granate Bay Real Estate, Interiors Photography, Los Lagos Real Estate, Northern California Engagement Photographer, Northern California Interiors Photographer, Northern California Real Estate Photographer, Northern California Wedding Photographer, Uncategorized

Images By Northern California Based Interiors & Real Estate Photographer Rich Baum
916-296-5778
Web address:
http://richbaum.com
E Mail: rich@richbaum.com

9100 Los Lagos Circle - Large-48

Stunning Estate Home in Los Lagos, offers charm, gracious style, and comfortable livable floor plan. 4 bedrooms, 2 offices, 5 bathrooms, large kitchen with family room. Amazing backyard with built in pool, spa, sauna, outdoor BBQ, sport court. Very private space.

 

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Listed by Nick Sadek Luxury Estates @ $1,999,000

Photography by Rich Baum Photography  916-296-5778

Plymouth California Estate

Architecture, Estate Photography, Interiors Photography, Linda McMillan Realty, Northern California Engagement Photographer, Northern California Interiors Photographer, Northern California Real Estate Photographer, Real Estate, Uncategorized

Images By Sacramento Based Real Estate Photographer Rich Baum

916-296-5778

Web address: http://richbaum.com

E Mail: rich@richbaum.com

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I had a wonderful time shooting this home for one of my favorite agents Linda McMillan of Luxury Farm Ranch & Land Group and Luxury Homes Magazine in beautiful Plymouth CA. Surrounded by vineyards in this wine growing region of Northern CA and with views of the Plymouth Wine Country and Sacramento Valley (including Mt. Diablo on a clear day) this estate would certainly be a great place to relax and enjoy a glass of local wine while enjoying the view from your private lap pool.

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With this custom kitchen you can get your “Master Chef” on while checking out the views right from your beautiful center island complete with Wolf Gas Range.

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This home is filled with beautiful woods, custom workmanship, several fire places and stunning views form every angle of this home.

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DIY Real Estate / Interiors Photography Lighting Clamps

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As I shoot a lot of interiors and real estate photography I am always dealing with lots of challenging changing locations, conditions, angles and situations. On my last shoot I tried a trick that is often used by seasoned real estate photographers where you place a speedlight attached to a Speedlight Stand (which usuially comes with the flash) on top of an open door so you don’t need a light stand that will take up space as this is often for shooting a bathroom or bedroom where space is very limited to begin with. As you can see this process is precarious at best.

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So on this particular shoot I carefully placed my $300 Nikon SB800 with a $150 Pocket Wizard Plus II on top of the bedroom door of Chateau Trails Estate, a $2.3M home.. I took a couple of shots and sure enough… you guessed it, I kicked the door and off falls the light and transceiver. Luckily I was there to catch it just as it hit the carpet and no damage occurred but from that moment on I have been thinking of ways to temporarily attach a flash to the top of a door.

This led me to first posting on the Flickr Photography For Real Estate Forum    my quest for an existing idea  and then I made my way down to my local Home Depot. After about one hour trying to find parts for what I had in my mind was really a challenge especially dealing with the people at Home Depot.. They were nice enough but unfortunately they seem to have no idea of what they actually carry. So after a total of $22 I ended up with enough bit’s & pieces, nuts and bolts that surely I could make something that would work.

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My first project was to do the umbrella modification to my new Sunpak 620-060 camera tripod that I use for speed lights like my new Yongnuo 560II which goes for around $74 at Amazon .. With a 4″ footprint fully extended to 60″ it’s a supper tip and perfect for real estate photography.. I got this idea from the Scott Hargis video “Lighting For Real Estate” and it took about $ .20 and 10 minutes to do and I now have 5 tripods I can set up with Speed lights.. Life is good..

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Next was to move on to the speedlight on top of the door challenge.. So I found a perfect piece of metal flashing, screwed in a nut and bolt that I can screw in my speed light foot or an adjustable connector (forget what they are called) and I was off to the races…  So here is a before and after shot of my “Over The Door Speed Light Holder”

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One thing I need to say is, I will most likely re-do this design as the metal flashing is a little thin and if it were 2x as thick it would support more.. Heck, what do you want for a pre cut piece of flashing that cost a total of $ .65 each. As far as finishing the look and padding the inside, It is simply covered with Gaffers tape to protect home’s doors and, Well.. it’s pretty much ready to go.. Got to love it.. Simple and super cheap..

So next I went on to more traditional clamp modifications. I have 4 Manfrotto Superclamps that would work but I would really be afraid of the clamp damaging anything in a home aside from clamping to hard metal so I found a couple of common pony spring clamps (you all kn0w the ones) with rubber protection and I drilled holes in them and as with the “over the door holder” I simply attached a 1/4″ bolt with a nut on top…  then just take the light foot or whatever clamp you plan to attach by simply screwing it into the 1/4″ bolt and there you are… 2 side by side shots..  2 finished products “in action”.

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On top of the door, to the side, pretty much where ever.. I think you get the idea and best of all… a couple of bucks each, just figure out what you need to adapt to your existing hardware.. Easy Peasy, simple as can be.. less than lunch for 2 at Carl’s Jr..

Here is another clamp setup, this time a “Big Boy” for when I get something wider than a standard door.  And next to the red clamp is a closeup of how I attached my Manfrotto Quick Release and a small cheap hot shoe attachment, again, all existing hardware I use everyday.

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And last but certainly not least, here was an idea I got off the Flickr Photography For Real Estate Forum   that is just too simple..  I also got these at Home Depot and I think they were $3 or $4 so they are cheap and actually, aside from needing to put your flash on some kind of base so you have something to wrap the “Tie” around, this is by far the easiest, least involved and quickest way to attach your speed light to a door..

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So just take a trip down to your local hardware store and with a little imagination, a few dollars and some common tools and camera hardware you too can outfit yourself for your next shoot.. if anyone has any questions please feel free to contact me as I am always happy to help..

Erin & Chris’s Engagement Shoot…

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I was recently contacted by a newly engaged couple that was refereed to me by a past client to photograph their wedding in June.

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Unfortunately as I was booked that date I let them know I was not available and after hearing of her disappointment we said our good byes. About a month later I got a call back from the bride to be asking if I could shoot their engagement photos.. and of course I said yes and we proceed to make plans.. I mean, how great is it that even after knowing she found another photographer for the wedding she still picked me to shoot her engagement photos.. What an honor..

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It was so great to know that even though they found another photographer to shoot their wedding they still wanted me to photograph their engagement session. So we decided to set this photo session at one of my favorite spots in Sacramento, Sialor Bar which has so many great shooting locations and “Looks” all within a 5 minute walk.. From the raging American River, wonderful natural trails and for my newest favorite spot, a secluded nook by the water which happened to have wild Iris flowers in  full bloom providing a special backdrop to what was turning out to be a great time for everyone.

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To end this Engagement shoot, with the help of Chris’s Dad we had their fully restored 1960’s El Camino to use as our backdrop… so I had them park this vintage beauty under an iconic Oak tree for some fun shots with this couple in love.

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This was the perfect opportunity for me to put on my creative “Think Cap” and play around with some poses and to top it off we included a nice bottle of with for toasting their future new lives together.. the beginning of what will be a long journey together..

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In the end I feel so lucky to spend such special time with this wonderful couple.. I truly wish I wasn’t booked for their wedding as I am confident it will be a wonderful and very special day..

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