I did a fun photo shoot for Jamie Forsyth, an amazing guy and incredibly talented composer, a little while back. I’m just now getting to put a few shots up here due to the site working again.
It was a real fun time with Paul Mocey-Hanton assisting me both on the shoot and taking the lead on the compositing of the images.
If you don’t know much about architectural photography you can do it one of two ways. In camera or in post.
If you do it in camera, the old school film way usually did it like this, you have to gel all the lights and/or windows to get the color casts correct. You need to bring a whole ton of different lights to get the space lit the way you want it to be. You do a whole bunch of time consuming work before you even take a photo.
If you do it in post, you are focusing on just one piece of the space at a time and you take a different photo for each piece. Then, in photoshop (or whatever) you create a composite image of all the photos stacked together into a single image. This is much faster to do during the shooting portion of things and requires much fewer lights because you can just light one area at a time and not everything at once. You end up spending more time afterwards though. But, it’s the way to do things if you don’t have a huge budget and lots of assistants and equipment.
At any rate, Paul did a fantastic job helping me out and these are the images that were created. I’m pretty stoked on them. It was a real good time.