Join Richard Klein for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting the interior hall of a large modern home, part of Architectural Photography: Interiors.
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So one of the really interesting aspects of this…house, is the site slopes down towards the water,…so the architect took advantage of that slope by…doing a sloping hallway, and the hallway decreases in size.…It starts wide, and everytime we get to a…bedroom door, it gets a little skinnier and skinnier.…What that does is, the offset allows all the bedroom…doors to be seen as you walk up the hall.…Which…I think is a really interesting aspect, the design aspect.…So, the plan was, then, to place the camera so that…we could see how the doors receded as we went up.…
And the way I decided the final placement of the camera…once I knew generally that's where it was going to go.…Was I kept an eye on the second scuplture back here, and I placed the…front edge of that second sculputre into the…negative space created by the door behind it.…That was where my camera ended up.…So after I had a camera positioned, I captured a frame, took a look at it, and…realized I really wanted to add a little bit of lighting to the front of the table.…
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?