Out-takes from the latest interior design photoshoot for Westchester Home
In interior design photography Photoshop and Lightroom are your best friend. Depending on the subject it isn’t always possible to get the shot you want in one single frame. This shot below for Westchester Home needed to show the whole side of the room. Since the room was quite narrow this could have been achieved only with an ultra wide lens. The disadvantage of ultra wides is tons of distortion. Therefor I try to limit myself to a 24mm lens on a 35mm sensor for this kind of work.
A standard interior design shoot!
During the shoot:
- Small room, not much space to setup camera. Camera had to be all the way against the wall. No room to be behind the camera unless I’d use a lens with mean distortion. Remote controll for the camera and remote display via Eye-Fi and iPad.
- Adding bounced and diffused flash to fill in shadows in rooms. Not a big fan of HDR. It looks too psychadelic for me.
- Continuously adjusting furniture and props in room to create final composition.
- Horizontal image didn’t have enough information of the floor. For one shot I used two two vertical images.
Post production in Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5
- Standard panorama function in Photoshop for stitching two shots together was insufficient. Rather did manual perspective control in PS to combine two images.
- Lens distortion correction to create straight and vertical and horizontal lines. Fine tune images with free transformation.
- Remove reflections with cut out details from a differently exposed picture.
- Touch up nail holes and damages on walls and ceiling.
- Straighten paint jobs.
- Remove crooked and unsightly light switches.
- Fix wainscott wall. Wood was damaged at bottom.
- Remove crooked door latch.
- Remove screwheads in window frame.
- Gaps between drawers on a dresser were uneven. Realigned gaps.
- Added blurred person walking through room in selected shot
- General color and constrast adjustments and chan ging accent lighting in post production.