* In terms of the composition of the image, the central focus is currently the autumn tree on the left hand side since it is quite large and the leaves quite bright, wherease the architectre is gree and almost mundane.
— Provided the architecture cannot change (e.g. client wants it slightly mundane/safe) how would you personally tweak the composition?
* The somall shrubs that are yet to grow large in the foreground are also quite bright compared to the color tone of the rest of the image.
— Good point. I must’ve stared at them long enough and thought ‘something’s is off, not sure what’ and then given up
* A bit of photoshopping shadows with the burn tool could help with the shadows around the ground fplane and between the garage of one house and the garage of the second
— Will try those things on the next one
* In regards to the architecture, the roof typically overhangs slightly over the walls
— This one doesn’t. There is a concealed gutter that isn’t visible due to the angle.
A few nice examples of well detailed roofs:
* Everything is quite angular in the composition. If you insert some kind of prop in the front yard of the house, it may soften the composition and provide a human element. The prop may be a child’s toy bicyle, or a bench or flowers, etc.
— Agreed. It could do with a few ‘personal’ touches. However, I get overruled on this aspect
* Try beveling the edges of the brick walls a litlle
— Will try! … brick are obviously square, but I presume beveling somehow makes it feel more real?
* Image is quite gray, maybe play a little with slight hues in the brick ofor the wall and the doors.
— Choice of colour was on the safe side. I’d have pink brick if I could
Thanks for all the tips! I’ll try to bear in mind for the next one I do… hopefully soon sometime.
P.S. I actually found it very difficult to find decent ‘contemporary’ architectural textures. I’ve been using Poliigon, and while it has ton of textures for certain things, it’s a bit scarce on bricks, roofing and paving I thought. … A lot of the architectural textures I thought were better suited for McMansions rather than european buildings.