Client: Borges Architectural Group Project: Monks Brewery

“Ed has always made our projects look better in his photographs, his pre production work makes it an easy transition to final photography and his attention to detail and lighting is the best.”

Borges Architectural Group

Adam Leher Principle

Restaurants are always a challenge, they are open seven days a week. I always want to be able to shoot at dusk for some of the benefits of using outside light. Your hands do get tied, sometimes my last shot is set up at 2:00 A.M. and we just come back at dawn to shoot the image with the outside light being the way we want it. _E9O3339

I always like to start or end with a detail shot. Nothing is better than looking at a nice beer, back lighted with my lights, it really shows off the copper work on the bar and it looks inviting to drink. All I have is water while, I am working.

Arriving on a slow night we start in the back. Add supplemental lighting, I wanted to add a glow to the curtains mid way into the photo to add some depth,  separation, change art work, and we are good to go to the next shot.


 A nice view which shows off a partial seating area.


It is always nice to pull a detail shot of the fabric on the walls.

Let’s start with a long shot, make sure we get the island in and show off the copper. Part of what I do is create fun illustrations. When I did my original site visit, I noticed the under the bar counter was void of light and dead of any detail. I recommended adding some LED rope lights for the final illustration, they listened and this is the result of working together with the client.

Not a lot of room for this shot, but it is anchored on each side with the columns, supplemental lighting, no dimmers on the back bar, just have to made it work.

A nice clean long shot.

Anyone for liars dice?

One of the brew rooms, nice color of the copper.

Set up as our last shot at 2:00 A.M., but back at dawn, a couple of hours sleep,

just to get the blue light out the windows, now that is dedication to your craft.

Here is an alternate view.

The last shot, supplemental back lighting, selective focus, setting the mood that your not drinking alone.

Ed Asmus

Architectural People Photographer

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