Concepto Arquitectura designed this stylish and contemporary residence located in Son Vida, on the island of Mallorca, Spain and completed in 2015.
Light & Form
Like most photographers, I don't exclusively photograph commercial style architecture and people's interiors. I too, have other interests within photography, including fine art architecture, and just general pictorial shots while I am out. I recently shot a series of photographs that I titled, 'Light & Form' which you can see on my website at the moment. The idea was to demonstrate how by restricting light in an image, you can divert the attention of the viewer away from distractions and towards the form found within architecture. My intention with these images was to minimise distractions by burning them away, in order to push attention towards the areas I wished to highlight. All of the buildings photographed were located within London.
I am also working towards gaining an LRPS from the Royal Photographic Society, which you will probably be hearing more of as my panel develops. An LRPS (Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society) is the first of three distinctions (LRPS ARPS & FRPS) that are awarded to photographers who can submit 10 prints to be reviewed by judges. Both the subject matter of each photograph and the layout of the prints is important. I will also be becoming a member very soon.
Here is a selection of some other photographic work I have taken for my own personal use. As you can see, I am quite fond of black and white.
Waind Gohil + Potter Architects has completed this four-bedroom house in Oxford. The West London-based practice’s 230m2 scheme has been built on a brownfield site which was both contaminated and in a flood risk zone.
The project features large expanses of glazing which bring in natural light and provide views of the garden.
The timber-framed house was completed for just £1,333 per m² which the architects put down to establishing the construction process early on, the timber frame, bespoke details and prefabrication.
Hiring an interior photographer can be expensive, and often one must consider if spending the money is worthwhile. This will explain why you need a photographer, and also how it will benefit you, in terms of gaining more clients, and adopting a more professional image.
A photographer is more than just a camera
The proficiency of a photographer is not reliant on how expensive his or her gear is, and rather on the years of experience they have backed up behind them. It takes a lot of time to learn how to use a camera properly, alongside tripods, lenses, and lighting setups. Professionals will work in manual mode on their camera, which means they are telling the camera what to do, not the other way round. Despite how easy it sounds to photograph a room, there are strict rules that must be adhered to and a photographer will know exactly what these are, and how to adhere to them.
Aside from physical gear, a good photographer will have hundreds of pounds worth of digital equipment, capable of better post production than what any app can replicate. Photographers spend years perfecting their digital skills, and each will have a varying style of editing. You should pick the one that represents your product most effectively, or make a request to the photographer.
In this example, the client requested that I change the color of the cooker and extractor fan to black. This was achieved in post production along with the long list of other enhancements which are visible in the before and after shots provided.
You won't find any plug sockets, noisy shadows, or converging diagonals when you hire a photographer to photograph your project. Your photos will be crisp, correctly exposed, and of a commercial standard, ready for use in magazines. The photographer will take care of these things so that you don't have to.
An interior photographer will know exactly how to light a room. They will have specialised equipment that can handle tricky lighting situations, and will also have the ability to properly create light if necessary.
Photographers have spent literally thousands of hours perfecting their skills. They spend thousands of pounds on courses and work tirelessly to stand out in an extremely competitive industry. Established professionals don't work for free. A photographer will charge what they feel represents the quality of their work. When you pay good money for photography, you know it will be worth it.
Hiring a photographer is an investment
You want your clients to view your product in the best possible light, hiring a professional photographer is the most effective way to do this. Being able to showcase your work in this way is the best way to attract new clients. There is no doubt that you will earn back the money spent on photography with new and returning clients.
Hoz Fontan Arquitectos designed Vivienda Mungia, a contemporary residence located in Spain.
“The house is located in a plot of land with a steep slope in a residential urbanization near Mungia. Taking advantage of the plot’s unevenness, it is divided in two staggered levels. The first level gathers the access, garage and guest’s room, whereas the second level, partially buried, holds the kitchen, dining room, living room and the main bedroom. This layer configuration has a continuation in the garden, where one can find the swimming pool.” – Hoz Fontan Arquitectos