Join Richard Klein for an in-depth discussion in this video Creatively approaching a shot to show the bath, part of Architectural Photography: Interiors.
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So on this shot what I really wanted to do…is I wanted to show that glass block in the bathroom.…And I want to also see this detail of the basket out here.…But really importantly was getting the structure…up above because the stuff is all structural.…It's more just together.…It's not cosmetic at all, and it's really beautiful.…And it's an aspect of the space that I sure, surely wanted to capture.…So I got the camera in position…so that I could see the area that I needed to see, and I did a capture.…And what I realized was, that the light is lighting this shot is all coming from the…window, and the windows are behind the camera, which makes a very flat lighting.…
And in addition to that, it also lights the outside edge.…Of the column makes it the brightest thing and…then it grades darker as we go around the column…which is not what I wanted.…What I wanted to do is have the outside edge of…the column dark and the inside lighter and I really wanted then…the light source instead of coming from behind the camera to…
The course describes the best ways to light interior elements to show their texture and form, and contains tips on staging rooms to make them more inviting. Richard also tackles the tricky challenges that windows and exterior lighting introduce: how do you adjust exposure to capture interior details without overexposing the windows?