The final image in my photography portfolio is this picture of a brand new house in Poole.
I photographed this awesome brand new pair of buildings for the architect.
This really is at actual completion of the works. Literally.
I had to do an mount of work in Photoshop to remove the builders debris, which consisted of
- Paint tins
- Plastic bags
- A hose pipe
- Random items in the clippings
- Bits of pallet
- A plastic bin
This is the reality of construction photography.
I did not have time to move all this stuff as I had to squeeze this shoot in between the builders leaving site and people moving stuff in, so I had to make the unfortunate decision to just shoot and fix later.
I always want to get the content of the image correct in camera but this is not always possible.
Commercial architectural photography can be very time pressured.
I have photographed buildings with people stood just out of frame waiting to deliver or install something.
But this is what I choose to do. This is my specialism.
This is the actual client edit with two subtle adjustments.
I have brightened the image by 0.3 of a stop by sliding the exposure slider in the basic panel to the right just enough to brighten the image without blowing the highlights.
And then I added a vignette in Lightroom to make the centre of the image stand out. It was quite a strong vignette of -40.
Oh and by the way I never change any of the settings in Lightroom for a vignette other than the amount, which normally is just enough less 5 points. I go to where I want it then ease back a little.
Finally I have the magic number next to my Lightroom Portfolio Collection. 40.
I have 37 black and white images so need to sort that out. Coming next on my blog will be the black and white portfolio, image by image, along with an explanation of how I produced the images using only Nik Silver Efex Pro.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Tuesday 13th September 2016