Interior design photography

With years of photography experience and a passion for taking and processing images I have decided to enter into the world of taking both commercial and residential interior photos. Taking good photograph of an interior space is not as simple as it may seem on the surface. Often times, there is very little room to maneuver and good angles may be hard to find. To get the shot you may find yourself cramped in a corner and perched in a peculiar position. Two essential for doing this type of photography are a tripod because lighting is often very low and you will need higher shutter speeds and a good wide angle lens. Below are a few images from a recent shoot. To see more visit see my portfolio page or the photo gallery.

Model shoot – Sarah Shand

Up until recently most of my photo shoots have not include many people. However, back in the summer I was provided the opportunity to take part in shooting several different models for a beauty school. The pictures from that shoot can be seen in my portfolio under “Models”. At that event, one of the models I worked with was Sarah Shand. Together we recently decided to get together to take some photographs for her to use in her portfolio. The shoot went well and many of the images can be seen in my portfolio or the photo gallery. Below are a few images.

Studio lighting techniques

Up until recently the majority of my work focused on landscape, architecture and nature photography. I have, however, always like the idea of photographing models but just had not really tried it much. If you have looked at my portfolio you will see I have shot some models when the opportunity presented itself but the majority was the latter. Recently I tried my hand at some new lighting techniques like shooting white on white, blacks on blacks and some glamour photography. Below are a few images from the shoot.

Snow White photo shoot

The afternoon began with a nice rain storm but luckily cleared to allow the photo shoot to take place. The idea for a Snow White inspired shoot was that of the model Caitlin, who also created the costume. The concept was to try and re-enact some of the memorable moments from the Disney fairytale. Despite the dampness everything played out well and I think I was able to capture some decent images in the end.

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Night or low light photography

My favorite time to take photographs is in the early evening and into the night. The majority of the black and white, city scenes, panoramic and astrophotography images were taken in the late evening or night. I find it is a great time to take photos because of the even light conditions and lack of hard shadows. Sure it presents some challenges but the images become more saturated and details come alive. There are two main challenges when it comes to night photography; the first is focusing in low light conditions and the second is getting the exposure right. Luckily we live in the world of digital photography which makes things a lot easier than others (including myself) had to deal with in the past. Today’s SLR cameras are equipped with LCD displays which provide us with instant feedback. After you take a picture you can review it on the viewfinder to check for focus (enlarge the image as much as possible) and assess the exposure. If the image is too light, reduce the exposure, if it is too dark, increase the exposure. By doing this you can, with some trial and error, get that exposure near perfect. Even if it isn’t perfect you can always fix it in post processing if it isn’t too far off.

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