Shooting spaces - Vetrica in Tuscany

Capturing spaces. One of my passions in photography is architecture and design work. I love documenting works of art for architects, designers, businesses and hotels.

Over the years I've practiced a LOT, learned from other masters of the trade, and hustled to get good at shooting impactful images of structures and rooms. Here's a sneak peek into our shoot last week in Tuscany - this is actually one of the bedrooms in the winery where our workshop is being hosted. I did a series of indoor shots to showcase the home where we are lodging workshop guests, and the owners of the home can use the images for their promotional purposes.

This particular room was not lit easily, as is evident on the first shot. (See the before and after posted here!) The camera does not see the dynamic range that our eyes can see.

Challenges: the hot sun was glaring in through the windows, the room was dark and cosy. I walked around capturing frames remotely with my portable Elinchrom strobe highlighting and illuminating key features of the room. I blended the series of images together into one composition by layering in Photoshop. I hope you like the result!

A photographer friend suggested I start posting and sharing editing videos online. Something is in the works. Let me know if there is something you would like to see. I love sharing with other photographers. And hopefully my clients can see the process, thought and planning that goes into every shot I do.

If you want to visit this lovely cosy room and attend the Wedding and portrait workshop in Italy May 6-9, let me know!

BEFORE - straight out of camera, no flash or lighting, just ambient light.

BEFORE - straight out of camera, no flash or lighting, just ambient light.

AFTER - screenshot of final image. About 18 images blended into one final composition.

AFTER - screenshot of final image. About 18 images blended into one final composition.