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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2720 on: February 09, 2018, 04:25:46 PM »

Sure, but what if it is cloudy? 

Of course sunlight comes through the windows and can increase the contrast, but that does not always happen.  More often then not, the weather just does not cooperate, or the windows face north.  Instead of direct sunlight, you get indirect, which is just as flat and shadowless as ambient interior light.  Or, lets not forget, that direct sunlight is usually so strong it drowns out all the nuance of the interior ambient light, which produces almost just as flat an image as without it. 

So should someone hope to be lucky and relish when he/she is, but accept that more often then not he/she won't be?  That does not sound very proactive to me, nor something to build a reputation on. 

I look at so many interior images nowadays, that rely solely on ambient light, and they are simply flat and dead.  Yes, they are exposed well with nothing over or under, but that does not make a great image.  Light and shadow and contrast does, and if your light is flat there ain't nothing you can do to fix it. 

Although it may be part of the style of some photographers, I admittedly disagree and oppose telling those whom are just starting out to rely on it and use it as a substitution for lighting. 

Really, it is beyond my comprehension.  No serious (table top) still life photographer would ever agree that one could survive on ambient light alone.  However, many (large scale) still life photographers, aka interior photographers, somehow think you can get away with only using ambient light.

Hi Joe,

I don't totally agree with you on this. 
We make decisions on whether to use additional lighting or not quite often dependant on the space and or the client.
When I work in Australia (where I'm originally from) I find myself using much less lighting as the Architecture has been designed around 'controlling' natural light, heat gain etc etc. (as opposed to BC, where it's about controlling rain...)
The natural light in Australia, most definitely doesn't make for a flat image. 
I'd imagine if I was working in California, it would be much the same.

I also find that the lighting kits come out less often with an Architect and more often when I'm working with an interior design firm.
I think it's partly due to the subject matter - are we interested in the atmosphere or experience of the space (as it's been designed) or are we interested in the stuff within it.

I think we should all be capable of working with and without - after all, we're representing someone elses work in our imagery.
Just my two bob. 

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2721 on: February 10, 2018, 10:10:41 AM »

James, love the lighting on Fallen Angel:)

Studio portrait for a client on 645z



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« Reply #2722 on: February 11, 2018, 06:30:13 PM »

645z + magic talent


Strong image--lovely light
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« Reply #2723 on: February 11, 2018, 10:27:09 PM »

Thank you, Bob :)
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« Reply #2724 on: March 05, 2018, 04:11:22 PM »

Hi Joe,

I don't totally agree with you on this. 
We make decisions on whether to use additional lighting or not quite often dependant on the space and or the client.
When I work in Australia (where I'm originally from) I find myself using much less lighting as the Architecture has been designed around 'controlling' natural light, heat gain etc etc. (as opposed to BC, where it's about controlling rain...)
The natural light in Australia, most definitely doesn't make for a flat image. 
I'd imagine if I was working in California, it would be much the same.

I also find that the lighting kits come out less often with an Architect and more often when I'm working with an interior design firm.
I think it's partly due to the subject matter - are we interested in the atmosphere or experience of the space (as it's been designed) or are we interested in the stuff within it.

I think we should all be capable of working with and without - after all, we're representing someone elses work in our imagery.
Just my two bob. 

Andrew

My issue with using sunlight is the weather is unpredictable.  You can't trust that it is going to be sunny.  Second, sunlight is almost always significantly brighter then the room lights, which it drowns out the interior ambient light and any nuances that are developed from that.  So the image becomes a battle between your lighting or post work and the sunlight, and can look edited really easily. 

Insofar as capturing the space as it is designed, I think we are giving architects too much credit from the lighting stand point.  Although some spaces are designed with a good deal of thought put into the lighting, most I believe are designed just good enough to work.
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« Reply #2725 on: March 05, 2018, 04:12:24 PM »

Some images I captured over the weekend just for fun. 

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« Reply #2726 on: March 06, 2018, 10:01:24 AM »

Another goofy one. 
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« Reply #2727 on: March 06, 2018, 10:14:50 AM »

Joe, love the bottle image!
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« Reply #2728 on: March 06, 2018, 10:39:07 AM »

Joe, love the bottle image!

Thanks Michael.  That perfume bottle was quite the exercise in reflections.  And thankfully it is not branded, making it a better for my marketing. 
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« Reply #2729 on: March 06, 2018, 11:35:31 AM »

ALIEN. Digging through archives, and finishing old captures... sometime back in 2010.
Or, may be I should call it "AI - emergence of the feedback loop" :)

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2730 on: March 06, 2018, 02:06:19 PM »

Here is one more with time dilation:)
Mamiya ZD + alien

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2731 on: March 06, 2018, 11:55:27 PM »

The birth of AI. I've been sitting on these images for 8 years and finally got to work on them.

Nurture your humanity. The musicality of these hands sings to the human potential of the AI, the upcoming evolution in the human existence. We make it unavoidable, it is in human nature to supersede oneself.



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« Reply #2732 on: March 07, 2018, 07:11:30 AM »

Here is one more with time dilation:)
Mamiya ZD + alien


This is really fun! Nice


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« Reply #2733 on: March 07, 2018, 11:02:37 AM »

Very cool stuff Michael! 
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« Reply #2734 on: March 07, 2018, 02:02:50 PM »

Joe, Craig - thank you:) I am having fun!

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« Reply #2735 on: March 07, 2018, 02:12:51 PM »

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« Reply #2736 on: March 07, 2018, 02:59:41 PM »

Very cool stuff Michael!
Agree, I can imagine the work that is in it. How is this presented to an audience, though? Just wondering.
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« Reply #2737 on: March 08, 2018, 12:02:03 PM »

One more:)



In terms of presentation, I am thinking large size prints and accompanying video
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« Reply #2738 on: March 08, 2018, 12:19:09 PM »

One more:)



In terms of presentation, I am thinking large size prints and accompanying video
This serie is worth pushing it Michael! I find to be a much more interesting artistic approach to develop
And truly could be of interest for top art galleries.
I say it very seriously.
You've got something big.
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« Reply #2739 on: March 08, 2018, 06:08:17 PM »

This serie is worth pushing it Michael! I find to be a much more interesting artistic approach to develop
And truly could be of interest for top art galleries.
I say it very seriously.
You've got something big.

Thank you Fred!:) I am curious what do you feel is most compelling here - concept, animated presentation or stills?
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