Saturday, December 21, 2013

Photoshoot Highlight : Real Estate

AirBNB listing photographed by professional real estate and architecture photographer - Chris Gardiner www.cgardiner.ca in Kelowna, BC, Canada

This is just a highlight of a very cool house I had the opportunity to photograph on behalf of AirBnB.com and thought I would share since it is some of my more impressive interior work to date.
You can find the full listing on the airbnb website after the link below!



AirBNB listing photographed by professional real estate and architecture photographer - Chris Gardiner www.cgardiner.ca in Kelowna, BC, Canada
It was a 3000 square foot modern masterpiece built upon a hillside overlooking beautiful Lake Okanagan as shown in the first image.  This shoot presented a significant set of challenges that made it a little more fun than the average bed and breakfast listing I am sent to.

AirBNB listing photographed by professional real estate and architecture photographer - Chris Gardiner www.cgardiner.ca in Kelowna, BC, Canada
Imagine midday sun with south facing walls that most of which are ceiling to floor glass, without any form of covering/blinds/curtains.  More modernly it has become acceptable to allow windows to blow out to ensure a nicely exposed interior in a photo, but when they take up this much of the frame you better nail their exposure.  So I needed strategic placement of flashes that would light the shadow areas of a room evenly, without showing their location in a window whenever possible.

AirBNB listing photographed by professional real estate and architecture photographer - Chris Gardiner www.cgardiner.ca in Kelowna, BC, Canada
Due to the brightness of the house, with the midday light and fill from my flashes, I easily could have handheld the entire shoot with an aperture at f/8-9 throughout, however there was a lot of tweaking of the lighting involved and once I locked on a composition for a room, I opted not to give it up each time I wanted to check my exposure.  Hope you enjoyed the look at a recent shoot, and the insight into how I do an interior shoot and the calibre of work I can provide. Thanks for reading.

AirBNB listing photographed by professional real estate and architecture photographer - Chris Gardiner www.cgardiner.ca in Kelowna, BC, Canada

The Link to the AirBNB.com Listing for the photoshoot I completed; the "verified photos" are the ones I captured.

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