Archive for October, 2008

Promenade

Did you know that promenade means “to take a leisurely walk, especially one taken in a public place as a social activity?” You probably did and it’s just me who is grammatically incompetent. Moving along…

This was my third shoot with Bozzuto which had me traveling north to the Inner Harbor, Baltimore. When I arrived there I was very surprised to see this residence and the many other high rises that seemingly came out of nowhere! Then again, I don’t travel to Baltimore on a regular basis, but when I do I try to stop off and visit the harbor.

You may notice some difference in my shooting style; after reading Gerry Kopelow’s book, Architectural Photography: The Digital Way, I employed a few new techniques that drastically altered the way I approach interiors. In the book he discusses the use of “photo merging” to compensate for overexposed and underexposed areas such as windows or dark corners. The process is quite involving, but the results are pretty dramatic as you can see from the details above. Accomplishing this in the past was near impossible unless you were amazing with ancillary lighting, but thanks to Photoshop the procedure is accessible to anyone now who takes the time out to learn it.

Another technique I’ve been using involves manipulating the perspective to better achieve rectilinearity. Simply put, I contort a picture until the horizontals are horizontal and the verticals are vertical via Photoshop. This too is a very involving process that can be frustrating at times since there is a lot of trade off when manipulating. One line may come out perfect, but another one may be skewed, so it’s a balancing act.

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Thanks for stopping by, and have a killer weekend!