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    Default Interior Shots~

    Hi all,
    Some interior shots of my Kakey's new flat to share~ Hmm, not sure if this gallery is the place to post. Mod, please advise and help me to move if there is a need~ Thanks~

    Just some shots on the bigger area in the flat. Cannot seems to find space to set up the tripod to take the rooms~ So bo bian...

    Anyway, the photos shown are of smaller size. Dunno why, when i post, there are 2 type of file size and the one in smaller size is rather blur and not sharp. I just realise the same thing for my other thread as well. Anyway, please click to view the one in larger size~

    C&Cs Welcome~










    Last edited by Yapster; 12th December 2007 at 11:03 PM.

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    My feel is that there's a lack of proper lighting. Using just ambient lights would never cut it.

    Good interior shots are not easy to do as they require anything from 4 or 5 to 10 or 12 lights and modifyers, depending on the decor, style, dimensions etc, and can take 1/2 - 1 day to shoot one angle, to 2 or 3 days to do just one room. In short, you would have to be a lighting 'architect' specialising in re-creating or transposing the vision of the designer or home-owner into a photograph.

    Unfortunately, it's not possible to use blast bounce lighting and hope for the best as that would kill the original intent and design because the whole room would be flooded with flat light - not that you did it with your shots, but I've seen some photogs try that.

    Also, try to avoid chopping off furniture - it's the design equivalent of chopping off half of someone's arm or head or having the end of a light effect/fixture at the extreme edge of the frame. Angles would either have to be very dead on, or obviously oblique. In some of the shots, it's almost centered, but not there. Generally, you would have to move furniture around as the lens sees things differently than the eye - specifically, perspectives and depth perception, which also affects the perception of shape in some cases.

    Interior photography is like baking - there's no short-cuts or playing cheat as it will show up immediately. Everything has to follow a strict formular. Of course, 'intepretive' or 'creative' interior shots will adopt wildly different apporaches, but representative interior photography is largely an exercise in almost claustephobic technicalities.

    I'm not versed with stitching, but do you think that might work to help you get a wider field of view?
    Last edited by Dream Merchant; 13th December 2007 at 11:24 AM.

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    Yeah man, during the shoot, i already feel the limitations and really admire and respect those pros who can take nice interior shots~
    Hmm, i'm not sure about stitching myself too. Haha.

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    Hey, no offense meant in my comments yah?

    You did well in that you tried very hard to keep lines straight and balanced - it shows in your shots.

    Good interior and architecture photography is a form of sado-masochism - you really need to enjoy ther torture to get good at it! I guess the up side is that the top guys here usually command anything from 1K to 10K or more per shot.

    If you really want examples of 'perfect' interior photography, look at the architect's digest as well as the works of German and some European photographers in any European building materials/lighting/fixtures' product catalogs. The amount of accuracy and detail they have in their shots borders on sheer madness.

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    Paiseh, took half day leave to come home pack luggage, so didn't reply for these 3 hours. Aiyo, no offense to me la, i really not good in it la. In fact, i know this type of shots are almost same as architectural shots which requires a lot of skills, practise, experience and even special tools. Hehe, thanks for your recommendation on the readup. But seriously, i really not so into interior shots. I took it cos my friends (who both happens to live in the same block) asked me to help them take so they can post in their blog or something. Hehe.

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    Default Re: Interior Shots~

    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    My feel is that there's a lack of proper lighting. Using just ambient lights would never cut it.

    Good interior shots are not easy to do as they require anything from 4 or 5 to 10 or 12 lights and modifyers, depending on the decor, style, dimensions etc, and can take 1/2 - 1 day to shoot one angle, to 2 or 3 days to do just one room. In short, you would have to be a lighting 'architect' specialising in re-creating or transposing the vision of the designer or home-owner into a photograph.

    Unfortunately, it's not possible to use blast bounce lighting and hope for the best as that would kill the original intent and design because the whole room would be flooded with flat light - not that you did it with your shots, but I've seen some photogs try that.

    Also, try to avoid chopping off furniture - it's the design equivalent of chopping off half of someone's arm or head or having the end of a light effect/fixture at the extreme edge of the frame. Angles would either have to be very dead on, or obviously oblique. In some of the shots, it's almost centered, but not there. Generally, you would have to move furniture around as the lens sees things differently than the eye - specifically, perspectives and depth perception, which also affects the perception of shape in some cases.

    Interior photography is like baking - there's no short-cuts or playing cheat as it will show up immediately. Everything has to follow a strict formular. Of course, 'intepretive' or 'creative' interior shots will adopt wildly different apporaches, but representative interior photography is largely an exercise in almost claustephobic technicalities.

    I'm not versed with stitching, but do you think that might work to help you get a wider field of view?


    cheemz...

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    Huh? Shouldn't be cheemz for a pro interior photog like you mah.

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