This month we are taking an inside look at the preparation for our latest project scouting photo-shoot.
A part of completing a project of interior design is photographing our work, not only does it help us keep track of our finished product, it also serves as publicity whether it’s in our portfolio, advertisement or very importantly being published.
It also provides a different perspective of our work. Coming in contact with the space is usually a different experience than seeing composed images of it. It’s a final judgment on how we critique our work. As important it is for people to see our work through images, client satisfaction, efficacy or functionality is seldom taken into account. In order to show the public how we perceive our project it is necessary to take detail preparation prior. We plan every shot when the room is “at its best” without it looking pretentious or staged, hoping we achieve a look of some ones every day to day lifestyle. A few of the items we put on our list are things like extra pillows, a purse, wine bottles, napkins, soap or even make up for the vanity.
One detail we pay close attention to is the floral arrangements, stay tuned this month for a special feature on arrangements. As one can notice interior shots usually have amazing arrangements, some are fresh and colorful, some are subtle others are dry arrangements or even grassy ones but whatever they are they aim at bringing a little of the outside in. Especially today, we are socially geared towards an integration of the interior and the outdoors, no longer are we looking at perfectly ornamented, enclosed spaces with an intimidating refinement. The style of photographic approach has changed since we have become digital where one would employ strobe lights to enhance the environment of the interior while balancing the contrasting natural light. The approach we used in many magazines today and in this photo shoot is “straight” photography; it uses only natural light and a lot of photographic skill. What we accomplish is a more natural sunlit look, where the images show the true colour of fabrics and finishes.2011 architectural photographer of the yearrobinhill.photoshelter.comAs the nature of all of our blogs, we share purely informative material and our firm’s exclusive views and expertise.