Scott Hargis demonstrates how to photograph a kitchen. He shows you how to handle challenging conditions, including shiny, reflective surfaces and tight confines. He demonstrates how to light a kitchen, style the room, test different compositions, and edit the final photos.
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- Kitchens intimidate a lot of shooters. They can be the most difficult photograph in the entire house, even when it's not that nice of a kitchen. My name's Scott Hargis. I'm an architectural and interiors photographer based in Oakland, California, and I got my start shooting real estate, and I used to dread shooting the kitchen. Any more, it's my favorite room in the entire house. Now we're gonna shoot this kitchen today. We're gonna take it very slow, step by step. We're gonna find the best composition, we're gonna analyze the existing light, and find our exposure based on that, and then we're gonna light this up and make it look really natural.
We're gonna delve into the styling end of things because in kitchens this is a place where you can really, a few well-placed objects can really help tell the story of the entire space. At the end of it we should have a nice picture to look at. We'll analyze it and discuss why it works as well as it does. We'll do a little bit of post-production. We should have a very nice photo in the can by the time we're finished.