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Last minute call for help.

While making one of my many late night, last minute trips to the hardware store for additional supplies during my kitchen remodel, I got a call from the Pattie the owner of Strongheart Yoga, a studio I belong to, asking if I would be available to do a photo shoot the next morning. Apparently the photographer she had hired came down with the flu and she was under a time crunch with the web developer to get photos to finish the new website. Did I already have work planned the next morning in the kitchen, sure, but I welcomed the challenge. And challenging it was.

Pattie sent me a shot list and it turned out it this would include some of the students being used as models. This concerned me due to the lighting in the lighting in the studio, which of course is very low (it’s a yoga studio). For the models, I didn’t want to use a flash, as it would be too harsh and the studio is small so I didn’t have a lot of room to for soft boxes. So I ended up using a hand-held clamp light and shot at 1600 ISO.

I normally shoot in RAW but, the Webmaster was going to do the post processing and they requested jpeg files, which made the turn around time quicker for the model shots. I had a second session shooting the still life shots, which I shot in RAW and did the processing in Adobe Lightroom.

Check out my work: http://www.strongheartyoga.com/ and maybe come on down and take a class.



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Kitchen remodeling

Sorry everyone, been tied up with a major kitchen renovation over the last two and a half months (doing it yourself saves money but other projects suffer). This was something that was long over-due and thanks to plenty of help and lots sweat equity you can see the results below with the before and after shots.

With this remodel, I wanted to open up the kitchen making it a warm an open welcoming space; it’s my hope I leave you with that feeling. And because this is a remodeling job, the before shots are critical, as you want to give the viewer a frame a reference. Then, after shots must really sell the improvements that were made. The lighting, attention to detail and choice of focal points all play into successfully pulling this off.

This is my first attempt at Architectural Photography and it is one of the most challenging and difficult photography to do successfully. The play of light and shadow, plus color and contrast all factor in to a great image and when done right, the interiors leave the viewer with the feeling they are there in the space (or want to be).

I hope I was able to pull it off, let me know your thoughts.

Kitchen remodel befoer shot, sink,microwave, stove top, cabinets

Kitchen remodel before shot. Circa 1960’s-1970’s (except the dishwasher)

Kitchen remodel after shot showing the new sink,microwave, stove, cabinets and granite counter tops

Kitchen remodel after shot.

Kitchen remodel, wall oven, refrigerator, cabinets

Kitchen remodel before shot. (note: blue tape is due to the start of demolition inspection work)

Kitchen remodel after shot of the refrigerator, cabinets and granite counter tops

Kitchen remodel after shot. Note how the space has opened up.


ps – more posts to follow shortly, as I’ve been busy squeezing in other weekend photography work!

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