In the latest addition to the “Le Monde Réel” section of my 28-part video series “Lighting For Real Estate Photography”, we talk with Brandon, who shot a kitchen that I’d wager 95% of real estate photographers deal with on a regular basis.
We talk through the issues, how Brandon lit his (pretty darned good) photo, and then discuss different strategies that could have been employed in that situation. Good times, for lighting nerds.
If you’re already a subscriber to LFRE, then head back over and hit the “Le Monde Réel” link – you’ll find the new video at the bottom of the page. If you’re not a subscriber….get over there and register! Lots of good stuff waiting for you….
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!
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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!
I’ve been working on a new set of videos to add on to the Lighting For Real Estate Photography series, and I’m happy to announce that we’re about to release the first one!
Last fall, I asked for submissions of “problem” images — photos that people found particularly challenging to compose and light. We got some great stuff, and out of those came the six new episodes we’re calling “Le Monde Reèl” (The Real World).
We’ll be releasing them one at a time, as they come out of the editing process. Look for the first one this Friday – April 5th! The rest will follow, about one every week or 10 days.
These are free-form discussions with the photographers themselves, in which we dissect the image, identify the challenges, and propose solutions to each specific problem. I think it’ll be a nice addition to the 22 episodes already up.
If you’re already a subscriber, you’ll be getting an email each time a new episode goes live. But I know half of you signed up with bogus emails, so I’ll be posting something here, too. 😉
Catching up on Fall projects, and first up is a kitchen I shot for Folio Design back on October.
Designer Erin McGilvery, with whom I’ve worked before, really nailed it with this contemporary/country design. The first thing that caught my eye was the raised panels on the end of the island and the cabinet doors. This millwork was outstanding, and we knew we had to make sure the texture showed in the photos.
Erin is always fun to work with – and we had a good time styling this room!
A few weeks ago I spent a few hours with Dumican Mosey Architects, with whom I’ve worked before, shooting the newly completed lobby of a San Francisco law firm. (Note to AT&T: 28 floors up in San Francisco’s Financial District…and no cell service? Really?)
I had scouted this a week earlier, and so I knew pretty much what we would have to contend with. Getting detail on that deep navy blue wall was going to be a challenge! I brought every light I own, and most of them got used on the shot above. There are 6 heads firing, almost as many hotlights, and even a Nikon SB-80! We averaged 2 hours per shot, but the results were worth it, I think.
Alan starts setting up the lights.
More photos after the jump!