Join Richard Klein for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up a shot to show expansive windows, part of Architectural Photography: Interiors.
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Okay, so here we are on our main overall shot.…My first choice for this shot would have been to have the sunlight just pumping…through and illuminating the room, streaking across…with a warm glow, but instead it's raining.…So, we are going to get this shot in the rain and the way we do that.…Is to light the interior a bit with tungsten, and then let…the windows turn kind of a colbalt blue color, but catch them…when they're still a little on the brighter side.…As the sun goes down and as the…windows darken, they get a deeper, deeper, deeper blue.…
But in this case, I still wanted to be able to see the horizon.…I wanted to see some of the foliage out of…the windows so we can connect us to the ocean.…So I wanted to shoot it earlier in the sequence.…So I've got the camera in position.…I've moved the furniture roughly where I need…it to be.…Everything's looking pretty good in terms of the frame.…So now it's time to start lighting.…And though its too bright in the room to really see the lighting…i'm going to anticipate that things are going to need to be lit.…
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?