Beautiful Kitchen Shoot
I wanted to show a quick sample of one of my latest architectural shoots. A beautifully designed kitchen in Greenwich, CT.
Daylight spilling in from both sides of this kitchen was both a blessing and a curse for lighting. As you can see the light from the windows was very bright when exposing for the right side of the room. However, when exposing for the left side, everything else gets too dark.
For those of you who know about HDR (most cameras have the option now, even smartphones), you know that you (or the camera) take multiple exposures of a subject, some dark and some light and the software figures out what should be what and creates a nicely balanced final image. Sometimes it works out great (for fun snapshots, or for experts who know how to tweak the heck out of the adjustments), most of the time the image looks like something from a fantasy world with white areas looking very muddy and colors so over-saturated they don't even exist in the nature world.
So with a white kitchen such as this I just wouldn't trust HDR, especially for a commercial shoot. I stuck to my lighting skills with strobes and trusted photoshop skills and set off to shoot and blend the images myself. The results are clean, crisp images that are accurate to the actual kitchen itself.
These shots came out fantastic! Love how much detail is shown.
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