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Christoph C. Feldhaim

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1180 on: March 14, 2014, 05:40:30 PM »

Well Chris, Rob Thanks for the liking and comments.
Chris my approach is to emulate or enhance reality, or both.
What we see is not the same film or digital sees, our eyes-brain accommodate to light, contrast and color temperature.
These images reflects what my eyes saw and what my soul felt sitting in that place.
If I photograph a wooden mountain house would provably use deeper shadows and more moody color balance.
Hope this answer the interesting question.
About my nikon 14-24 I thing is great for interiors, I use a 28mm, 35mm and 60mm as well. Distortion is minimal if you shoot at level.
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Well - I think its a valid look and it has its own merits and beauty.
I just realized many interiors I see in this thread or occasionally in magazines have this sort of
soft lighting with hardly any shadows, so I wondered if its a kind of unspoken standard or market demand.

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1181 on: March 14, 2014, 06:58:33 PM »

Well - I think its a valid look and it has its own merits and beauty.
I just realized many interiors I see in this thread or occasionally in magazines have this sort of
soft lighting with hardly any shadows, so I wondered if its a kind of unspoken standard or market demand.

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In a sense there is no right or wrong way in this, but there is competent and incompetent. And this is very competent of a full on "strobe lit" commercial interior. I'll bet the clients loved it. But compare it to the interiors of Yelhsa (I'm probably remembering his name wrong) who also posts here-who lights with much more drama. If this was a film shoot 20 years ago I would refer to these above as "American Style Lighting" of an interior vs. a European or Asian Style which used less fill and more shadows and contrast and existing light. I say that because both as a practitioner and an academic (I have done AP for a living for 36 years and taught AP at three universities) I have studied this subject extensively. These days those distinctions are meaningless. I don't know if that confuses things more or helped-just my analysis over the years learning from some of the US greats and then having the opportunity to watch some Europeans work in Santa Fe some years ago and trying to figure out the difference. I personally have moved from the American Style to a more European Style (now obsolete terms) with the advent of digital because it is more forgiving in mixed light and by layering files I can have much greater control than I ever had with film and don't have to have total control in a single exposure as I did with film.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1182 on: March 14, 2014, 07:11:16 PM »

In a sense there is no right or wrong way in this, but there is competent and incompetent. And this is very competent of a full on "strobe lit" commercial interior. I'll bet the clients loved it. But compare it to the interiors of Yelhsa (I'm probably remembering his name wrong) who also posts here-who lights with much more drama. If this was a film shoot 20 years ago I would refer to these above as "American Style Lighting" of an interior vs. a European or Asian Style which used less fill and more shadows and contrast and existing light. I say that because both as a practitioner and an academic (I have done AP for a living for 36 years and taught AP at three universities) I have studied this subject extensively. These days those distinctions are meaningless. I don't know if that confuses things more or helped-just my analysis over the years learning from some of the US greats and then having the opportunity to watch some Europeans work in Santa Fe some years ago and trying to figure out the difference. I personally have moved from the American Style to a more European Style (now obsolete terms) with the advent of digital because it is more forgiving in mixed light and by layering files I can have much greater control than I ever had with film and don't have to have total control in a single exposure as I did with film.

This is one of the answers why I love LuLa so much.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1183 on: March 14, 2014, 09:17:20 PM »

Yes Kirk very well illustrated. Also there are signs of the times in all commercial photgraphy, kind of trends in style.
would be interesting if Yelhsa and Chris Barrett gave their opinions.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1184 on: March 14, 2014, 09:21:54 PM »

The photos of the hotel's interior are very crisp and clean. It has been interesting reading everyone's comments--Kirk's in particular. I never had the patience for architectural photography. It's highly technical and highly challenging to be able to capture an architect's design or a client's intention with finesse. A lot of artistic decision-making is required by the photographer too--lots of variables to juggle. From what I've observed about photographing architecture is that it takes years of experience to really master the craft. By the way, I also have the Nikon 14-24mm lens. It is an awesome lens. I would have to guess it is one of those "must have" lenses for FF 35mm architecture gigs.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1185 on: March 14, 2014, 11:08:36 PM »

New blog post regarding Art & Commerce with personal images derived from a commercial series...

http://christopherbarrett.net/blog/?p=2719



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« Reply #1186 on: March 14, 2014, 11:11:47 PM »

Interesting.

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New blog post regarding Art & Commerce with personal images derived from a commercial series...

http://christopherbarrett.net/blog/?p=2719



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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1187 on: March 14, 2014, 11:12:13 PM »

@ Antonio... I typically avoid direct shadows in my interiors, they often just add visual clutter and distract from the design.  Once in a while though, they make the shot...  Here's one where I added my own shadow with an HMI through the window...



All good tools have a time and a place
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« Reply #1188 on: March 14, 2014, 11:31:51 PM »

New blog post regarding Art & Commerce with personal images derived from a commercial series...

http://christopherbarrett.net/blog/?p=2719



CB

Superb. ... I'm thinking Bauhaus. I like the way you are taking photography to the edge, to where the medium becomes ambiguous. CGI, painting, serigraphy? Who knows, who cares. The images are provocative.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1189 on: March 15, 2014, 11:58:27 AM »

@ Antonio... I typically avoid direct shadows in my interiors, they often just add visual clutter and distract from the design.  Once in a while though, they make the shot...  Here's one where I added my own shadow with an HMI through the window...



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Chris, beautifully executed. Inspiring Image.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1190 on: March 15, 2014, 09:23:02 PM »

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« Reply #1191 on: March 15, 2014, 11:11:41 PM »

:)



I'm going to have nightmares after seeing this one :)

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1192 on: March 16, 2014, 12:25:19 AM »

I'm going to have nightmares after seeing this one :)

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1193 on: March 16, 2014, 08:05:06 AM »

It just likes being photographed:)

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1194 on: March 16, 2014, 08:52:41 AM »

It just likes being photographed:)

... (image) ...

It invites for composites.
Since you have opened that box of Pandora - I'd add a mouth, eyes, horns and other animal parts and so on ... maybe a steam machine ... OMG OMG OMG ....
Greetings from Hieronymus Bosch.

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1195 on: March 16, 2014, 01:36:57 PM »

But compare it to the interiors of Yelhsa (I'm probably remembering his name wrong) who also posts here-who lights with much more drama.

Actually, if you look through the range of Ashley's (Yelhsa) interior photos, you will also see a fair number with soft lighting and faintish, soft shadows also.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1196 on: March 16, 2014, 08:45:16 PM »

Actually, if you look through the range of Ashley's (Yelhsa) interior photos, you will also see a fair number with soft lighting and faintish, soft shadows also.

I think it all goes down to the place and the design style you have in front, and a bit of personal seasoning.

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1197 on: March 17, 2014, 01:27:27 AM »

It just likes being photographed:)



I think it must be the Siamese twin sister of Thing (from the Addams Family film). It's really quite disturbing.

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« Reply #1198 on: March 17, 2014, 09:54:43 AM »

I heard about this movie, but never actually watched it... Always find myself steering away from the "dark" movies.
I don't perceive this as a threatening image and hence disturbing, I thought of it as playful and a bit funny.
That is, if it is not perceived literally, of course, or I would run from it as fast as I can:)

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« Reply #1199 on: March 17, 2014, 10:13:08 AM »

I heard about this movie, but never actually watched it... Always find myself steering away from the "dark" movies.
I don't perceive this as a threatening image and hence disturbing, I thought of it as playful and a bit funny.
That is, if it is not perceived literally, of course, or I would run from it as fast as I can:)

I unreservedly recommend The Addams Family film. Its darkness is very lightly handled and it's very funny.

I do like your image, by the way: I don't see a contradiction between playful and disturbing.

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