As I mentioned in my last blog-post here, I wanted to post a couple of images from some recent commercial shoots I've been working on. Without further ado here are the shots:
First up, is a selection of the exterior images of Baldarroch Crematorium at Crathes, produced for my clients:-
Next, some images from a residential property photographed for my commercial client, to show off their exterior cladding product(s) and some new finishes available:-
As you can see, both locations were shot on beautiful sunny days as 'specced' by clients, and while this can look great (if done carefully) it can be a very difficult situation for shooting - dealing with very bright skies and hard light combining to make sharp shadows and big differences between light and shade areas is tricky - give me a nice day with some big fluffy white clouds breaking up the sky anytime! On top of this, utilising my graduated ND filters and Polarising filters was required to control the sky and overall brightness, and to even up the exposures at both locations, then combined with with some careful post-processing work.
To make things easier, while pre-planing the shoots, I was very careful with arranging my on-location times to coincide with the sun, and therefore direction of the light, being in the 'right' place in the sky depending on the orientation of the buildings and surrounding landscapes for what I wanted to achieve. This was made easier by using handy apps for weather checking and also an ephemeris for plotting the sun and shadow positions.
At the end though, I think these images came out well, and the clients were happy which is always the aim.
More news coming soon!