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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!

Office by Bleu Leman Design

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Always happy when I get a call from Diane Leifer at Bleu Leman Design — because I know it’ll be a well put-together interior. Plus, Dee is absolutely one of my favorite people on the planet to work with! Good positive energy on a shoot is priceless.

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If you follow this blog, you’ve seen Dee’s work before.The challenge for me, in this space, was to get a warm, cozy, intimate, textured feeling in a room that was getting blasted with sunlight from three windows. Because this is a busy counseling office, our access was limited to just three hours, mid-morning. So we made the most of it!

Working in a small space like this brings some special issues for the photographer. I needed to introduce light to bring the interior back after I had exposed for the bright windows, but there wasn’t much “room” to operate, given the relatively wide compositions. I opted to use continuous lighting throughout, from small 150-watt “inkies” to 500-watt floods. The small profile of these lights allowed me to set them in places that a strobe wouldn’t fit, and the ability to focus and “barn-door” the light gave me complete control over the what & where for each light.

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Diane is a great designer, and maybe her most impressive strength is in choosing and then styling scenes like the one above.¬† She’s able to create these balanced arrangements that work in ways that are quite beautiful — and a real pleasure to photograph.

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San Francisco Residential by Andrew Morrall Architect

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When superior architecture meets fine craftsmanship, you get the raw material for great photographs. So when architect Andrew Morrall asked me to shoot a new residential remodel that featured the cabinetry work of Hendrik Furhmeister, I knew from the first look that this would be a winner. More photos, more words, after the jump

San Francisco Traditional by Jennifer Hoey Interiors

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Believe it or not, there are over 3200 watt-seconds of light being added to this gorgeous library!

In August, I spent a day photographing a San Francisco residence with Jennifer Hoey Interiors, from Ketchum Idaho. I scouted the location about two weeks ahead of time and made a few “concept” photos, and Jennifer and I chose seven to move forward with. More photos, after the jump!