This was taken on a recent property assignment: It’s the biggest dwelling I’ve ever photographed with plenty of large open areas and some “secret” ones. The owner’s kids are going to love growing up in this house!
As always, great workmanship by my client Mavi Homes.
I recently downloaded an eBook by an American interior photography specialist because I didn’t want to produce the photography currently favoured by many real estate companies. I like the impact some of these images convey, but prefer the more elegant images displayed in some of the architectural and quality home magazines where the images look real with a touch of elegance.
With this in mind, it was a great opportunity to try out some of the techniques in the eBook. I find experimenting is always more fun on the job, rather than in a controlled environment.
This image utilised light coming from the entrance and 3 speedlights bounced into ceilings. One upstairs, one in the kitchen on the left and one in the room on the right.
I must admit that I was at first annoyed that I forgot to put on the fancy lights at the back of the stairway wall, but now believe they may have become a distraction. After all, the star of the show is the stairs and we don’t want any scene – stealers do we?