Regency Oaks Senior Living Community has remodeled and upgraded two of its new apartment homes
Perry Goodbar, the sales manager, needs professional photographs to showcase new apartments homes for an upcoming print ad and social media ad champagne.
Today, my job is photographing the first of two newly remodeled apartments. Perry wanted me to focus on the newly open floor plan showing how the kitchen flows through the living room out to the window-filled sunroom.
The biggest challenge of most architectural assignments is achieving balanced, natural-looking lighting throughout the photograph. This is usually accomplished by a delicate blend of ambient light and artificial light. There are exposure and color temperature adjustments that need to be fine-tuned for every new angle photographed.
This type of photography is technical and takes a lot of time and patience. I am more of a people person, who loves the interaction and spontaneity of photographing people. However, there is another side of me that appreciates the precision of architecture. I find myself gravitating towards big cities like Chicago, New York, and London to photograph the contrasts of old and modern styles of architecture. This love of architecture fueled my love for aerial photography via drone, as well.
Originally, I figured that it would take me 90 mins. to photograph the kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom, and sun porch. when it was all said and done it took me 2.5 hours to complete the job. The lighting fixtures in the kitchen were a lot brighter than the lamps in the living room which presented a little bit of a challenge. I this situation, it is best to take multiple photos, at different exposures and then combine the best exposures of each photo into one finished photo.