Another commercial architectural photography image that is in the set of contenders for my portfolio.
Interior photography I particularly enjoy.
Not sure why – I think it is the challenge of accurately recording internal spaces which are often more challenging than external images.
This picture is taken at a new private housing development in Southampton, Hampshire. I photographed the interior and exterior for the company acting as the Employers Agent on this project.
This picture of the kitchen supplied and fitted by Lanzet was taken immediately after completion of the internal works to this particular room. Outside it was still a building site with lots going on but this was a lovely, brand new internal space.
I like the sharpness of this image, which is a strong feature of the solid, polished worktops under the down lighters.
This is another interior photography shot where the lighting was mixed – a combination of daylight from the window on the right hand side and two different light fittings, one on the ceiling, in addition to the down lighters fitted to the underneath of the kitchen wall units.
LED lighting is these days more consistent so achieving a correct white balance is becoming easier these days which is good.
This is a three shot HDR image, and I have merged the two stop over and two stop underexposed images.
The image above is the portfolio image, to which I have carried out the following additional editing in Lightroom and Photoshop.
- I brightened the overall image, then boosted the vibrancy, I added a very minor vignette,
- Next I painted clairity onto the work tops before moving into Photoshop to do some tidying and cleaning. I removed the air input in the ceiling, and basically cleaned the work tops and floor of dust marks!
Yes you can clean things quite literally in Photoshop. I used my three favourite tools, content aware fill, clone stamp and spot healing brush.
- Then I saved the image back into Lightroom, added it to the edited portfolio collection set and that is that. Oh yes sorry I gave it a 5 start rating (which helps me identify it later as being that actual image).
Then of course I produced a black and white version which I will post another time.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Sunday 21st August 2016