Touchstone Construction. -
I recently did some work for Touchstone Construction photographing some of their renovation work. They remodelled the kitchen and bathroom of this house in North Vancouver. Architectural/interior photography is always much more complicated than you expect. Having to deal with lens distortion, conflicting colour temperatures, shadows, uneven lighting, and trying to set up equipment in tight spaces. I find the easiest method is to set up the best overall lighting possible as a base image, usually a large diffuse source bounced off the ceiling. There are often shadows, glare and reflections coming from different surfaces. If I have the space I modify the lightsource with flags and foam core to block out the problem areas but sometimes there isn't enough space in the room. In this case I took multiple images lighting the room differently for various features and later combined them in Photoshop. This method if done carelessly can backfire and create a lot of work in the editing process so it's important to conceptualize the entire image beforehand rather than as an afterthought.