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Enhancing Interior Architectural Photos

with Richard Klein

Video: Welcome

Hands-on experience solving the issues encountered in modern, digitally based architectural photography.
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  1. 5m 4s
    1. Welcome
      1m 38s
    2. Using the exercise files
    3. Capture One overview
      3m 2s
  2. 23m 16s
    1. Overview of the statue image
      6m 4s
    2. Enhancing details on the first statue image
      12m 31s
    3. Processing the second statue image
      4m 41s
  3. 45m 1s
    1. Overview of the bath image
      1m 26s
    2. Adjusting details on the raw file of the bath
      8m 51s
    3. Dust spotting on the bath image
      9m 34s
    4. A Hue/Saturation adjustment on the bath image
      13m 50s
    5. Building final action in Photoshop for the bath shot
      11m 20s
  4. 41m 5s
    1. Overview of the living-room image
      1m 49s
    2. Raw processing of the living-room image in Capture One
      11m 59s
    3. Compositing the small living-room image in Photoshop
      9m 1s
    4. Finishing and final output for the small living-room image
      8m 45s
    5. Decorative object challenge
      9m 31s
  5. 51m 33s
    1. Overview of the image
      2m 28s
    2. Making a select in the living-space image
      2m 26s
    3. Adjusting the raw file of the living space
      9m 59s
    4. Cleaning up details in the living-space image in Photoshop
      18m 32s
    5. Color correcting the floor in the living-space image
      13m 23s
    6. Running final action on the living-space image
      4m 45s
  6. 59m 20s
    1. Overview of the prow kitchen
      1m 43s
    2. Adjusting the selects for the stack
      9m 40s
    3. The Helicon Focus stack process
    4. Adjusting the details of the windows
      9m 57s
    5. Adjusting the details of the chair and rug
      4m 40s
    6. Adjusting the color in the ceiling
      4m 16s
    7. Final actions and resizing on the kitchen image
      4m 44s
    8. The challenge of removing lighting
      23m 27s
  7. 53m 4s
    1. Overview of the hallway shot
      2m 38s
    2. Raw processing the hallway images in Capture One
      10m 47s
    3. Compositing the hallway of the midcentury modern
      9m 16s
    4. Removing elements in the hall image
      11m 42s
    5. Final actions on the hall image
      2m 4s
    6. The challenge of removing the vase in the final frame
      12m 19s
    7. Surprise challenge: Reflective surface
      4m 18s
  8. 3m 36s
    1. Conclusion
      3m 36s

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Enhancing Interior Architectural Photos
Video duration: 0s 4h 41m Intermediate


Half of what goes into creating a great architectural image happens in post. During this phase of the process, the magic and power of multiframe capture techniques, compositing, and localized color correction are revealed. This course focuses on the techniques architects use in their post-production workflow to enhance interior shots with Capture One Pro and Photoshop. Professional photographer Richard Klein shows how to select the best frames from the shoot and then perform tonal and color adjustments, lens correction, and noise reduction on the raw files. He then turns to Photoshop to composite elements from other frames to enhance the base plate, remove unwanted reflections, and finish the image with localized color correction. Richard also shows how he uses Photoshop actions to size, sharpen, and output the final images. This course offers hands-on experience solving the issues encountered in modern, digitally based architectural photography.

To learn how Richard shot the images in this course, watch Architectural Photography: Interiors.

Topics include:
  • Maximizing image quality
  • Correcting color
  • Reducing noise
  • Removing moiré
  • Compositing images to remove distractions
  • Comprising white balance and mixed lighting conditions
  • Dealing with over-bright images
  • Moving and straightening objects
  • Dealing with reflective surfaces
Photoshop Capture One


Hi, I'm Richard Klein and welcome to Enhancing Architectural Interiors where we take a close look at the post process focused on creating maximum image quality, beginning with the RAW file to final output. In this course, we'll look at using our RAW converter to do all the heavy lifting for tonal and color adjustments, lens and perspective correction, noise reduction. And finally to get rid of that pesky moiré when it pops up. Next, we jump into Photoshop for advanced selections for compositing.

Cleaning up mixed light source color contamination, and retouching any other problems we find. We see how to make the best compromise for white balance and mixed lighting conditions. Methods to deal with high dynamic range over bright windows without HDR. Ways to remove and straighten objects in sticky situations. And finally create an action to size the image for each specific output using two pass sharpening to get everything the file has to offer. The shots we are working with are from a professional shoot on medium format at two beautiful locations.

There was even a companion course about the live shoot. So between the two, you can see the entire process from location scout to post. So, if your interest is to get more out of your RAW captures, to learn about the conventions and methods of architectural post, to get the utmost image quality. Or to get inside a workflow a seasoned pro uses in a professional practice, then this course is for you. Now let's get started with Enhancing Architectural Interiors.

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