I was recently contacted by an interior design firm located on the east coast regarding a project they had completed in El Paso. We booked a full day shoot to capture the project for their portfolio. The designer and his assistant met me at the home so they could style the house and direct the shoot.
Here are some of my favorite images from this project.
One difference you may notice is that all of these photos were taken without any of the interior lights turned on. This is a departure from my normal method of shooting that includes using all available interior lighting.
The goal was to capture the spaces as they appear naturally – with only natural ambient lighting.
Still, I had to use a few flashes to overcome some of the differences in ambient light between spaces.
The session was shot with the camera connected to a laptop running CaptureOne. The designer was able to review each shot on an iPad.
The desire to capture the natural lighting is evident in the photo above more than any other. This bathroom benefits from an incredible amount of sunlight nearly all day long.
Typically, I wouldn’t shoot with the sunlight flooding directly into a room as in the image below. However, in this case, the feel of the room was best captured when the natural light was filling it.