Monday, April 16, 2012

Recent Projects

All of my architectural clients want their projects photographed in colour but they always get at least a few images provided in both colour and black and white.

One of the biggest challenges in interior photography is getting the white balance correct.  This effects the way colours are rendered in the final image.  It is particularly challenging when there are multiple light temperatures in play; the camera interprets fluorescent light and daylight in different ways.  To make a colour image look the way our eye remembers it often requires blending of multiple images.  In black and white photos this isn't a problem but that's not the reason I like black and white images; rather it becomes more about the form and the composition of the photo.  By adjusting the tone and contrast I can get these inky black, almost dripping wet images.

This is the aquatic component at the new Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre in Edmonton.  More photos to follow in the next few days.

Canon 5DII with Canon 17mm TSE lens.  Composite of two image; 1 second @ f/11.  Gitzo Explorer tri-pod with Really Right Stuff head and mounting bracket.  RAW file edited in Adobe Lightroom 3.0; Photos merged and levels and contrast tweaked in Adobe Photoshop CS5.  Black and white conversion via Oloneo Photoengine.

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