Architectural and Interior
In the world of Architectural and Interior photography, it is safe to say that lighting is one of the single most important elements to any photograph. It alone can ultimately create the mood and texture an image conveys. Architects and Designers often spend a lot of time taking into account the way natural light will flow through a design, be it a single room or an entire property. This consideration leads to subtle room separation as well as deciding where alternate light sources such as ceiling lights are placed to add fill light during the day or to create a intimate ‘zones’ in the evenings.
As so much time and effort is put into how lighting effects the overall feel and look of a design, it is so important to not ‘over light’ the subject to the point where it becomes flat and boring. I often tell my clients that “Light adds detail, Shadows create depth”, and it is true in all forms of photography, but particularly so with architectural work. Many people think that using flashes and lots of lights is the best method to photographing as it gives an even cast across the entire design, but this ultimately leaves the final result as very flat and somewhat uninspired image.
How does it work?
As a composite photographer, a single image often results in multiple frames being blended together carefully to create the best photograph possible. This is particularly true in interior photography where there is often walls or furniture limiting and altering the way light flows through a particular space. While blending elements of ambient light with carefully directed flash, a completely natural look is created with no “flash burning” or harsh shadows that aren’t apart of the actual design.
The purpose of this Architectural and Interior photography is to capture the imaginations of those who are viewing your design in its most natural form. With cameras being limited to a smaller dynamic range of light than our eyes, creating the even balance we see in person takes a great deal of care and persistence. As a result, each final image that is delivered varies from being captured in a single frame and can be anywhere up to ten or more images manually blended together to create the best look possible.