The next image is an interior photography picture of a recently refurbished school dining room in Hampshire.
This image was taken for the architect at the completion of this extensive refurbishment project.
A tired old room was transformed into a light bright vibrant space.
The main components of the refurbishment were the bright green chairs and the bespoke furniture in the middle of the dining space, with the columns clad with timber. I took a number of pictures of the space, showing the overall room as well as the details.
This is by far my favorite image as it has a very strong composition.
One of the problems with photographing refurbished spaces is that things do not align. Old buildings are seldom perfectly square, and modern metric materials do not always fit neatly into older imperially sized spaces.
Most people do not care about this. Most normal people that is. But not us photographers. Oh no. These things bother us.
Look at the lighting for example. I couldn't exclude it. I tried to crop it out but that didn’t work at all. The fact that the ceiling grid is not centered around the timber clad bespoke fitted furniture is just one of those things. To capture the chairs, the blue wall and have these features framed by the timber cladding and crisp white worktop I only had one view.
This is the client edit image.
I was going to carry out further editing for my Portfolio, so I tried a few things then got rid of them. This image does not need any more work on it.
So I didn't!
I forgot to mention that this is an HDR Merge in Lightroom.
This image was captured on my Canon 6D with Canon 17-40mm lens using a focal length of 19mm. The exposure was 1/60th second, F8, ISO100. Tripod mounted. Original edit in Lightroom only, no Photoshop required.
You can view more of my architectural photography work at www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/architectural-photography
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Rick McEvoy Photography
Wednesday 3rd August 2016