Now this is a great internal space. A brand new classroom with a sea view. And south facing, so you can see Poole Harbour and the Hamworthy Beach Huts. And I know it is really not my place to say this but I think this is s fantastic representation of that space.
Not a bad place for a Junior School
So a bit about this subject matter here. Photographed for the architect, Kendall Kingscott. Midas Construction built the extension to the school The client was the Borough of Poole
An exterior shot of the new building has already been included in my portfolio. I have gone a bit out of sequence here, as I have not finished with my architectural photography external shots yet. I have jumped to this image as it needs nothing further doing to it. It is the finished product, the image issued to the architect is going into my portfolio exactly as issued.
I photographed the building over two visits. Due to the timing of the first visit, and when I had access to certain areas, I could not get the external shot I needed, but this was from that first visit.
The key to the success of this shot was research. Research into the building orientation, and where the sun was relative to it. There was a short period of time when I could get this shot, very much in vogue at the moment I know.
And of course taking the time to properly set up the shot. Which did take a bit of time.
Key points of the composition? I wanted to show the space and get a nice warm feeling.
I wanted the board to the left, the two roof lights, the work done by the children hanging down.
The only thing I did not have time to do was set out all the chars, which is a shame, as this would have completed the shot.
I was squeezed in the doorway to get as much of the two walls as I could, which is normally my aim.
17-40mm F4L Lens, set at 17mm.
AV Mode, F22, ISO400. Three bracketed images taken varying the shutter speed around 1/200th second. Tripod mounted (on my old tripod).
ISO 400 on a tripod? I was using F22 to get the starburst effect from the small aperture. Yes, I could have dropped the ISO but really at 400 there are no issues, especially considering I am doing an HDR bracket so the shadows will have little if any nose in them anyway.
As I have said before, you need to know how you are going to process an image when you take it. You can then expose for the processing. Maximise your chances of getting a great result.
Processing was HDR Merge in Lightroom, the usual adjustments then cleaned up in Photoshop.
I am writing less about the processing of images and more about the image capture by the way, as the image capture is the key, not the processing.
I think I am going through the cycles of interest, and have ended up back where I began, with image capture. I have learnt a lot about processing, and there is a time and a place for extensive editing, but also a place for quick production of work, which is where I am going. I get pleasure looking at am image like this, not because of the processing work I have done, abut more so for the image I have captured. I love photographing buildings, and in particular my work as an interior photographer. Creating such a striking image in a school is something I am very happy with.
Thanks for reading this post and tomorrow I will be back in sequence with another external shot from my Portfolio.
Well I might sneak in an extra image as I am in the mood for some quick Lightroom trickery!
You can view some of my work as an interior photographer at this page, www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/interior-photographer