Really beautiful. If I may ask a few questions about your workflow. (This is in regards to your office and NEOCON photography)
Do you do your own postproduction work? Just curious to know how many layers do you typical work with?
I really appreciate how you manage the various color temperatures (strobes vs hot lights vs daylight). Do you balance every to daylight 5500k on the location or correct the colors in post in layers?
Your style really allows the architecture and furnishings to shine. Cool and crisp. I can really tell you are very graceful under pressure!
Thank you for sharing.
Thanks, Jefferey. As for color, I go with whatever the dominant ambient light source is. This space was lit with florescent and tungsten track lights. It all balanced out to about 2700k and a little green. I don't carry a color meter, we just white balance the first capture and go from there.
So, the Dedos were straight tungsten, the Strobe and HMI had Full CTO and I think we had 1/8 or 1/4 Plus Green on everything.
We mix up our sources all the time with no regard to their native color balance and we just gel to match. I carry CTO, CTB and Plus Green in 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and Full. That usually gets me through any situation.
Edit: Yeah, I do my own post. In the time it takes me to mark up notes for the retoucher (and I have a really good guy here in Chicago) I could have just done it myself. I've become petty damn quick with Photoshop and reasonably skilled. For this set of images, I've just done a quick round of work. Next I'll ftp the High Res to the client's server and they'll work directly with my retoucher for any additional work.