Another gig as interior design photographer – award winning interior design company Space Workplace commissioned me to photograph the head office of an international private equity and real estate investment company based in central London.
SpaceWorkPlace designed and constructed their new head quarters featuring stunning glass walls and doors allowing the office to be flooded by daylight. A team member behind a stunning wooden reception welcomes visitors with the company logo embossed. A hallway leads to various offices. In the centre is an open-plan office decorated with tasteful flowers and plans. A large meeting room towards the end of the hallway is equipped with all of the latest communication technology including video and telephone conferencing capabilities.
The photo shoot took about three hours. Working as interior design photographer is quite different from wedding photography. Wedding photography is all about the right moment whereas the job of an interior design photographer is all about the right angle and the right light.
I use special wide-angle lenses to capture the size and feel of each room. During postproduction I retouch every single photo. I remove imperfections on walls and surfaces and sometimes I have to remove cables or outlets as well.
Windows can always be problematic when shooting indoors as the difference in light between outside and inside can be quite substantial. The technique I use to overcome this problem is called HDR photography, which stands for “High Dynamic Range”. What I do is to take two pictures on the same tripod location. The two pictures have different exposure settings, one optimised for everything indoors and one optimised for everything we see through the window. When I combine these two image files during postproduction I get a photograph in which both the room and the outside is correctly exposed. We get all the details of the furniture, the walls and the floor as well as the sky and the scene outside.