As I shot around the extension I learnt how to best make of use the light as it danced and twisted around the room. I had hoped to shoot the majority of the interior during the day to avoid the harsh midday sun, but as a skylight runs the length of the extension this proved difficult forcing me to shoot between the clouds scudding the sky.
With this being a living space I wanted to show interaction with the environment; be it the cats playing or a family member pausing to get a drink These extraneous elements really add flavour to an otherwise stationary scene.
There were several shots I had to re-take having caught myself or the client in a reflection. These could have been removed later in Photoshop, but I’m a big proponent of trying to capture an image as I want it in camera with only minimal editing required.
One joy I’ve found in this type of photography is I could really take my time with composition, making the best use of leading lines, symmetry and angles. A real change from adventure travel!
Overall, this was a steep learning curve for myself and OAO, but a thoroughly enjoyable day.
If you’ve got any thoughts or ideas let me know in the comments below. Until then.
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