Join Richard Klein for an in-depth discussion in this video Interiors: Composition and lens choices, part of Insights on Architectural Photography.
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So you've done the walk through, you've…inventoried the elements and objects in the space.…What's your next step?…>> Well, at that point, it's really picking a camera angle.…And what I normally do is I take a look around…and I decide what do we need to include in the space.…So I set the camera at my length's choice. In my camera position and height.…It's all based upon the background.…So once I have the amount of background in the image that I…want to see, I've got it framed the way I want to see that.…
Then it's a question of arranging the foreground to work with the background.…And it's pretty rare that I don't move the furniture around quite a bit.…Just depending on the needs, really, of the composition.…So after then, after I've got a frame and composition, things are set in…place, accessorized the way I want them to be.…Then it's a question of lighting because lighting is…where the real seperation and depth in the image occur.…
Because we can light for texture and then we can also light for depth in the image.…
In each case, your goal is to make the building or room look its best through a combination of composition and lighting. You might also use props or do some furniture arranging to make a photo work better. And for exteriors, you might time your shot for a specific time of day to best capture the building's design.
In this course, photographer Richard Klein discusses the art and science of photographing architecture, from interiors to exteriors and from small houses to skyscrapers.