Join Richard Klein for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting sculptural detail in an interior space, part of Architectural Photography: Interiors.
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So one of the things that I always look for when…I'm doing my walkthrough are places I can separate with lighting.…It's one of my real joys.…And as I was walking around, I saw this.…The cabinet is beautiful, I really like it a…lot, this sculputre is great, the banner hanging behind, but…what really makes it work for me is the…fact that there is an overhead tungsten bulb shining down.…And it's putting this glow on the wall and the glow…on the wall means that if I shoot from…an angle looking across the front of the sculpture I'm…going to get a sharp edge cut on the front of…that end of the glow and that's going to create seperation.…
And that's what I really love.…So I brought the camera over.…And what dictated the camera placement was that…I was looking to get the relationship of…the glowing behind the edge and the edge correct and that told me where to put…the camera.…When I had that right I knew the camera was in the correct spot.…Then I decided I'd better level the camera because it…was a bit askew so I have an app in my…
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?