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Eichler Living — with building Lab

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If you’ve been seeing a lot of building Lab work here this year, it’s because Stephen Shoup and his team have been on a tear – lots of amazing projects, and the recognition that comes with doing fantastic work.

This project is, in many ways, the epitome of what Stephen is all about. A Joseph Eichler home in California’s Marin County, this structure has seen extensive work but still feels 100% authentic. We shot this house over the course of two and a half days in November and created a set of photos I’m quite proud of. More photos, and some behind-the-scenes, after the jump!

Lighting Interiors – 2nd Edition is Live!

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Almost a year in the making…it’s here! I’ve given “The Essential Guide to Lighting Interiors” a vigorous overhaul, doubling the page count (277 pages…yikes!) and adding four new chapters as well as a bonus section at the end.

If you’re not familiar with it, this is an eBook (PDF download, click here to buy it) that covers lighting techniques for interiors photography, with a strong bent towards real estate photography. Small flash is used throughout, and the photos are shot and presented with either zero photoshopping, or extremely minimal re-touching (which gets discussed every time). My philosophy with photography, and especially for real estate photography, is to make a deliverable photo entirely on location, so that I can produce a JPG with absolutely minimal RAW adjustments  — or maybe none at all — the least time spent in post-production possible.

Details, photos, and a sample page, click here!

San Francisco Swank by Muratore

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Millenium_11I found myself back in the SF Millenium Tower at the end of October, shooting a very nice residence by my friends at Muratore Corp. We shot the spaces “straight” and then did a round of lifestyle images. Lots of photos, write-up, and behind-the-scenes images, after the jump!

New Work from Scott Hargis Photo

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It’s that time….I’ve posted a new quarterly portfolio at www.scotthargisphoto.com.

New work from Jennifer Hoey Interiors, building Lab, Baran Studios Architects, Muratore Corp., and many more! It’s an amazing symbiotic relationship…my clients produce killer interiors and architecture, which provides the raw material for my camera, which leads to photographs that (hopefully) inspire yet more great design…

Some terrific projects are on the horizon, stay tuned!

Lake Tahoe Home by Shelterwerkes

Kitchen by Shelterwerkes

We used no fewer than 6 or 7 lights (strobe, and continuous) to bring out the warmth and details in this kitchen.

On a weekend in July, I drove up to Truckee, California to shoot a Lake Tahoe-style project by Shelterwerkes Architecture. We made a long day of it on Saturday, and wrapped up Sunday morning (just in time for me to catch a flight out of Reno for LA).

Full write-up, lots of photos, and lighting notes…after the jump!

New Work: Summer 2013

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This late-summer portfolio features images from the following:

Handel Architects  •  Building Lab  •  Shelterwerkes Architecture  •  Atria Senior Living  •  Kelly Scanlon Interiors   •  Dogtown Development  •  Baran Studio Architects

Thanks for producing such amazing material for me to photograph!

Zig Zag Towers by MZ & Partners

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While I was in Qatar last month, I found myself unexpectedly face to face with the Zig Zag Towers (MZ & Partners), while shopping for a gift (a crazy thing happened on the way to the store….)

The official name is West Bay Lagoon, referring to the overall complex of residential, shopping, office and restaurants, but it’s universally referred to as the ZigZag Towers.

I immediately knew I wanted to shoot it, and with dusk only an hour away I asked my driver to cruise around in circles for a while as I craned my neck and tried to find a decent POV to shoot from. The building is surrounded by a sea of construction, and there were unsightly occlusions that eliminated all but a vew vantage points. Eventually I settled on a spot next to the approach road. I grabbed my tripod, camera, and laptop and spent the next hour and a half sweating on the sidewalk across the street, waiting first for the light to be right, and then (feverishly) for the perfect combination of taillights to create a red swoosh up the road.

Later that week, I again found myself unexpectedly looking at another angle on this remarkable structure, and again I changed some plans in order to shoot it.

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There are actually two of these (of course: it’s the Gulf, after all) but neither of my vantage points offer even a hint of the other one, sadly.

And while we’re on the topic of tall buildings in Doha, here’s a little architectural porn:

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Thats the Tornado Tower, center (CICO Consulting Doha / SIAT Architekten + Ingenieure), with the Palm Tower (MZ & Partners again) on the left. The fuzzy area on the Palm Tower is the reflection of the Burj Qatar, which is just out of frame on the right. That’s a stunning structure that will just have to wait for my next trip to Doha!