My plan was to set up at pre sunrise, turn on any interior and exterior lighting and shoot from a 12′ ladder. The idea was good but when you got to the top of the ladder we got to see all the mechanical equipment on the roof, cancel that idea.
I do like this shot and carefully placing the fence in the foreground eliminates the pavement.
I always like to have as many partial views as possible.
We move back inside after we complete our exteriors. Our client wanted to have some people in the shots to help humanize the spaces.
This works for being in open shade, nice scale of placement of the people.
Clean, simple make it look real and shoot the final image.
I think we covered all of the areas that we needed to shoot.
I like this shot not to busy with to many people in the shot.
Pre production scouting was used to tie down the scope of work and bring in multiple clients to share in the costs. This was planned to shoot in early springtime before all of the trees had their foliage.
I always try to start at pre sunrise to be able to capture the soft light, open shadows and bring a little of the exterior lighting to help set a colorful mood.
This was a N-E orientation and had to be shot at pre sunrise to get light on the north side of the building.
Coordination is everything you just don’t show up and have a cleared parking lot. Working with the building manager we were able to almost have a 100% cleared parking lot.
A slight variation in the shot above proper placement of the light fixture is critical.
It’s always nice to capture some kind of detail shot and in this case I like how the window screens block the light.
Always nice to show off how the circulation works.
A very strong vertical just captures a lot in this kind of shot.
Let’s come back at dusk and shoot some exteriors
Run to the inside accessorize the foreground and capture the blue light out the windows which helps set contrasting colors.
I was lucky I had a new client from Southern California that also wanted this shot, very easy with the pre pre production work done to send the scouting shots and split the fees between two clients
Nacht & Lewis Architects, Sacramento, California, USA
All of my work involves a pre production trip to tie down the scope of work and address any problems prior to the photo shoot. When I was scheduled for the interiors the exteriors were not ready to shoot. Here is a partial view, I really like how the shadows cast shadows on the overhangs.
Timing is everything and this was was critical had to be shot at dusk, there is no other way to do this, it just adds the depth when it’s done like this.
Run inside set all the furniture and capture the right moment when the outside light levels start to drop. Having the blue light out the windows just gives contrasting colors which always helps. There is always clean up to make the shots right.
Let’s move in closer to capture the seating area.
Awesome to have some creative art on the walls. Sometimes we have to shoot around things that are not finished, in this case, the fish aquarium, art work and books missing which would have completed the shot, but it still works.
It’s always nice to show the circulation and the changing floor materials.
Let’s move in where the surgery happens, shoot a 3/4 view and remove any clutter and it works.
I am shooting thru a window to get this view, I have to work with what I have, no staff available to help accessorize or gather any props, I am on my own.
This was one of the rooms that felt completely done, only minor adjustments and shoot the finals.
We are ready to move up to the second floor and let’s start in the waiting area.. Clean, simple and caught at the exact moment when the outside light is not to bright.
Set the curtains, clean and accessorize and it would have been nice to have the counter accessorized, just have to work around what I have available.
This had to be done when the outside light values drop to cut down from the daylight coming in the windows. Attention to detail is a must, the only thing that was missing were the beds, just have to shoot around it.
The Sterilization room, clean, accessorize and keep it simple.
We move into the major surgery room, work with what I have, clean, accessorize and pick good clean angles