Along the way I learned that shooting interiors and architecture is hard work! Harder then it seems. It's intense, and I love it! We had to approach this type of photography with a whole different mindset because techniques that work for portraits and people don't necessarily work for architecture. My constant challenge was that I could never be far back enough against the wall, or at the rite eye level where everything aligned perfectly. There was always a compromise to make. Glare and reflections were another issue, sometimes that worked to our advantage, most of the time it didn't. In comparison to working with people, we had to slow down our production time because for many of the images multiple exposures had to be made in order to render detail in both the highlights and in the shadows. So, with that in mind here is how we created these images...
- Photographed to incorporate ambient light.
- Introduced our own light with respect to the room ambiance.
- Like with portraits, found the photogenic side of the room.
- Photographed the interiors while eliminating as many distractions as possible.
- Preserved integrity of the structure as architect/interior designer intended.