Poundbury Photography Commission
I have produced a new web page in my commissions section which contains the full set of images chosen by John Simpson Architects in London from my shoot at Poundbury in 2015.
You can access the page at this link
Above is one of the images from this shoot.
Unlike the personal work I post, I will write briefly about the different processes I had to go through for such a commission with very specific client requirements.
The brief for this shoot had very specific shot locations. I also did not crop any images, hence the red car to the left in this image. Cropping is to be done later as part of the process of producing a book of their work, which I am excited to be a part of.
As I said commercial work has its own unique issues. The weather is one. We spent a day in the rain waiting for a break, with the only productive work being some internal shots of Brwonsword, which I will write about separately.
I took 600 images on the two days day, and 53 were chosen. This is quite a high return to be honest!
Sometimes 500 images can produce a couple of chosen image, which is fine.
The image set had to have consistency across them, both in terms of capture and processing. They all had to feel part of a set, all taken at the same time, all belonging together. This requires a strict, precise, efficient image capture process. Framing has to be as per the brief, composition style has to be consistent, exposure settings had to be consistent, and aperture values the same.
Basically I had to do exactly the same thing for every different shot. Which is why on such an assignment I compose the shot without the camera to start with, getting a feel for each shot, before placing my tripod for refining of the composition in my viewfinder.
Every image was taken on a tripod, without exception.
One benefit of this in producing a set of images is that they are all taken from the same height, giving the same viewpoint, helping the consistency.
When I am shooting interiors I use a tripod wherever possible, but have a different preferred shooting height.
Processing of the images I will talk about in a separate post, as the work involved in producing a set of stylised but consistent set of images was not insignificant.
I am an architectural photographer based in Dorset photographing the built environment in Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, London, and other places!
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