Recently I had the pleasure of working with the Wendy Black Rogers team to photograph a private casita. Overall we ended up creating 10 interior and exterior images over the course of about 3 hours or so. There were some problems to work around, just like with any other photoshoot, but with some lighting and post production tricks, we were able to create some great images after it was all said and done.
The space was fairly small, which limited our composition choices a bit. Some shots took about a half hour to dial in the composition, but the time spent on location doing that is worth it in the end. Below are a few behind the scenes shots as well as some of the final images that were delivered to the client.
One of many frames with a gelled flash bounced into the ceiling in various spots to give me a lot to work with in post. This frame was used to pull in the window view as well as tame some of the reflections on the table. I used two gelled flashes bounced into the wall. I frequently use flash with various modifiers to bring out more contrast in key areas of an image. Although we ended up rearranging this shelf, this behind the scenes image gives you a glimpse into how I work.
Many challenges with this image, but most noticeably, remove the camera/tripod from the mirror!
shooting during mid day can be very challenging. Flash can be handy for daylight exteriors if you want to bring out detail without muddying the image and losing contrast.