10:30am, Agent One: What’s your availability this week?
10:31am, Me: Depends on the address — what is it? (I like to see how it sits to determine when to shoot.)
10:45am, Me: Need to see how it sits and what slots I have. Address?
11:05am, Agent Two: Got a house at [address] — when can you shoot it?
11:08am, Me: Faces south-ish, how about Noon on Friday?
11:10am, Agent Two: Great! See you then.
11:30am, Agent One: It’s in Shingle Springs.
11:31am, Me: I need the address to see how it’s positioned.
11:48am, Agent One: The address is [address]. Can you do it Friday?
11:50am, Me: [looks, needs noonish shots] An hour ago I could have.
Dining Room and Kitchen
Sometimes you have to do a ‘different’ angle because of something else. The above, for example — see that brick wall out there? It surrounds a utility area where the pool filter sits. I didn’t find the pool filter terribly attractive — big black egg-shaped thing — so I setup my camera in such a way that it’s behind the door.
I learned a few things recently.
One, I learned that if I open the door to an home that’s supposed to be unoccupied and there’s a mirrored closet door directly in front of the door I’m entering, I’ll scream like a little girl.
Second, I learned that I think people who put a mirror directly in front of a door are assholes.