Custom Cabinet Photography

Custom Cabinet Photography

Every time I photograph a carefully staged home I am, to some degree or another, photographing somebody’s interior design. However, I haven’t actually done much straight up interior design photography. My main focus is usually to show potential buyers how all of the rooms flow together, how the spaces relate to each other. In this case I was photographing a kitchen and bathroom for a cabinet designer. Since the kitchen/living/dining area was open plan there were a lot of angles to choose from. The only difference between photographing this kitchen and a kitchen for a traditional real estate listing was that I was trying to make sure certain design elements were visible in each shot. Usually I’m trying to make sure doorways to other rooms are clearly visible.

I really enjoyed photographing this kitchen and bathroom, partially because of the beautiful design and partially because I felt very focused while creating the images. I will be adding a couple of these images to my portfolio!

Custom Blue and White Kitchen Cabinets

Custom Blue and White Kitchen Cabinets

This shot shows a clear view of the range hood over the stove. I like the industrial touch of the copper, drop-down canister lights.

Custom White Kitchen Cabinets

A close up of the cabinets around the stove and range hood.

Custom Cabinet Photography

This shot shows how the farmhouse sink fits into the island.

Custom White Kitchen Cabinets

Built-in wine storage.

Gray Bathroom Cabinets

Gray Bathroom Cabinets

Master bathroom vanity cabinets.

Close-up showing the featured base cabinets and all of the built-in wine storage.

Gwinnett Medical Building

(Medical Facility Photography) – This property was a lot of fun to photograph, especially the lobby and reception areas. Like all of the other medical properties that I have photographed I had to move a bit more quickly in some areas than I would have liked to, but getting in the way of any patients or staff is definitely not an option!  Getting the opportunity to photograph a building that is of some architectural interest is such a treat. There was so much to work with, so many good angles.

Conference Room (obviously). One of the accent lights in the background wasn’t working so I had to use Photoshop to turn it back on. I’ll do a separate blog post later on showing some of the editing that I do for these photos.

Waiting Area for the lab

I edited a lot of distracting stuff out of the lobby for the sake of tidying up this shot! I was lucky that by the time I was photographing this area the building was getting ready to close for the day and the line of people that had been in the lobby when I arrived had dissipated.

One of the many exam rooms.

A reception area with the late afternoon light pouring in…

Another view of the same area.

Catching Up!

March 7, 2017 Real Estate 0 Comments

Somehow it’s already early March, although if you look at just about any garden in the area you would think it’s early April! What happened to January and February?  They used to be the slow months when it felt like time slowed down just a little after the holidays.  Maybe the warm weather this year made time feel like it was passing more quickly…which doesn’t bode well for the rest of the year!  Anyway, it’s time (it’s past time) to catch up on what I didn’t post last fall.  First up is a small apartment in Buckhead, just north of Atlanta, that is now listed on Airbnb.

The view into the bathroom…

I couldn’t decide if I wanted the shower curtain in the shot or not so I photographed it both ways. I included them here in a slider for the sake of testing out if this slider works in blog posts. It looks like it does!

A very neat, tidy and updated bathroom.

A closer view of the counter top to let potential guests see how nice the amenities are!

The living area, which I think is actually supposed to be the bedroom, but the owner flipped the two areas. The bedroom is now on the other side of the wall on the right.

The nice and up-to-date kitchen. Not big, but efficient and has everything you need, especially for business travel.

A detail shot of the coffee and tea supplies.

Inside the cabinet above the coffee maker. I haven’t been asked to take many detail shots but I really like doing them. This shot would have been even better if the inside panel on the right had also been white (or even if the one on the left had been dark like the one on the right).

The bright and airy bedroom (with a TV mounted in the wall just out of the frame to the left).

Detail shot of the dining table at the foot of the bed. I enjoyed composing this shot.

Photographing Medical Facilities – Part II

September 26, 2016 HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

And here is the “Part II” post! I got to do some slightly more architectural photography at these properties, which I really enjoyed.  Here is “Part I” in case you missed it.

I so wish I had had more time for this shot. I felt so rushed having somebody standing behind me waiting for me get the photos that I needed. If I had had more time I would have put a polarizing filter on my lens to reduce/remove the reflections in the window! I have removed quite a few of the reflections in Photoshop but some of them are still quite visible…

This is the building in which the three above shots were taken.

A walkway connecting two buildings on this medical campus.

This is the atrium of the above building. I photographed it from several angles.

Photographing Medical Facilities – Part I

September 26, 2016 HDR, Real Estate 1 Comment

Back in late spring a client asked me to photograph several medical facilities in Stockbridge, Snellville and Augusta, GA. I photographed everything from lobbies to waiting rooms, exam rooms, dental exam areas and the above Cyberknife in Augusta. I had to arrive pretty early in the morning to photograph areas where patients are usually treated. Shooting quickly was a must and I didn’t have time to tidy some of the spaces that I was photographing. As a result, the photos that I have included here (and in “Part II” of this post) are mostly of lobbies, hallways and waiting/reception areas. I’m not used to working so fast-paced, but it did help me get in and out of the properties quickly! One of the things that I usually enjoy about architectural photography is the opportunity to take my time and be meticulous.

This post includes photos from Stockbridge (just 2) and Augusta. In Part II I’ll post photos from the properties in Snellville.

Blue Lobby

Blue Lobby II

 

Hallway

Waiting Area

Cyberknife Reception

The reception area outside the Cyberknife.

Cyber Knife

I wish there had been more time to photograph this room – I would have tried to tidy up the the back corner (I already removed some clutter in Photoshop) – but I had several people waiting for me to get the shot and move one.

Hospital Lobby

 

Elevator Lobby and Hallway

Medical Offices Exterior

Reception

Updated Brookhaven Home

March 15, 2016 HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

Photographing this house in Brookhaven, GA just over a week ago was a lot of fun. The house was cleanly and simply staged and ready to go when I arrived. The kitchen had been completely updated and was great to photograph – so many good angles to choose from! There were touches of mid-century modern throughout the house, which was a nice change from the mostly traditional interiors that I usually photograph (no offense to more traditional homes, but there are a lot of them).  Below are some of my favorite photos from this property:

(click on the photo below to see a larger version and then arrow through the rest)

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Byrnwyck Piano Room

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Byrnwyck Kitchen III

Byrnwyck Kitchen II

Byrnwyck Kitchen I

Byrnwyck Living

Byrnwyck Master Bedroom

Byrnwyck Front Exterior

Byrnwyck Patio

Byrnwyck Path

Five Acre Property on the Ocmulgee River

January 28, 2016 HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

I photographed a unique property in Macon, GA a couple of weeks ago. The house itself is large and quite traditional; parts of it almost look like they were designed to mimic a museum. But what makes the property unique is its five acres and location on the Ocmulgee River (have you seen “Fried Green Tomatoes”? The river featured in the movie is the Ocmulgee). Below are some interior and exterior shots of the house and some shots of the acreage and river views. The listing can be seen here on Zillow.

River Trace Distant Approach

The view from the end of the driveway.

River Trace Front Exterior

More than half way down the driveway.

River Trace Formal Dining

Main, formal living and dining areas.

Den

The den or sitting room with a view out to the river and back into the main living and dining area.

River Trace Master Bedroom

The master bedroom with great light coming in from the southeast.

Guest Bedroom

One of the guest bedrooms with a view out to the river.

Guest Bathroom

One of the guest bathrooms.

Back Towards the Road

The view back towards the road.

Towards the Barn

The view towards the two-stable barn and pasture area.

River View

Side yard and Ocmulgee River.

River View from Patio

River view from the patio.

River View from Patio II

Another river view from the patio.

Alive & Kicking!

October 5, 2015 HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

Just a quick update to prove that I’m still alive and kicking.  I’ve been photographing some commercial properties recently (in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia) and I have two more to photograph this week (in New York and New Jersey). In the mean time, here are a few new photographs from a home in Smyrna, GA that I photographed in late August.

Bernard Baby's Room

Bernard Kitchen

Bernard Side Yard

Bernard Den

Remodeled Home in Sandy Springs, GA

July 24, 2015 HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

Sandy Springs, GA Real Estate and Interior Photography – Yikes!  It’s been almost four weeks since my last post! But I’ve been busy shooting, so that’s my excuse =)  I photographed this home in Sandy Springs, GA just before the 4th of July and it was a fun property to shoot.  What makes a property “fun” to photograph, you ask?  Large spaces and simple staging.  Large spaces give me a lot of options as far as which angle to shoot from (and I usually get a little carried away) and simple staging allows the spaces the speak for themselves; I don’t have to worry about constantly moving staging items around to make the image look more balanced, I can focus on the architecture.

(click on each image to see a larger version, or just click on the one below and then arrow through the larger versions)

Main entry with fancy-pants doors!

Eaton Main Living Area

Living room with view to front entry and second floor walkway.

Formal living/sitting room with a touch of purple.

Formal Dining Room

Eat-in area, kitchen & double-sided fire place.

Overlook from second floor to main living area.

Master Bedroom with lots of daylight

Master bathroom, soaker tub, TV and double-sided fire place.

Master bathroom vanity and shower

Front exterior

Beautiful Home Near Chastain Park

June 2, 2015 HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

Things got a little busy and mid May turned into early June. But here are the photos of the lovely home near Chastain Park that I was fortunate enough to photograph just over a month ago. There were multiple offers on the house the day it was listed and it is now under contract.  Such a large house with so many open spaces made it hard to choose which angles to photograph; every time I turned around there was another good shot to be had. Each photo, like all of my other real estate photographs, is a combination of 3-6 different exposures that are merged together and then manually edited (I don’t use any auto-toning or presets since every shot is so different from the next; nothing against presets, though, they can be very handy in the right situations).

East Conway Living I

East Conway Living II

East Conway Kitchen I

East Conway Kitchen II

East Conway Bar

East Conway Office

East Conway Formal Living

East Conway Entry

 

East Conway Stairs

East Conway Sitting Area

East Conway Bedroom III

East Conway Basement I

East Conway Exterior Entry

East Conway Twilight Front

East Conway Twilight Back

Potpourri of New Real Estate Photos

May 8, 2015 HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

This is an selection of some of my favorite shots from a couple of houses (in the same neighborhood) that I photographed recently. And last week I photographed my first $1,000,000+ (!!) listing and I’m looking forward to sharing some of my favorite images from that shoot. It is a beautiful home and was a lot of fun to photograph. I want to wait until the listing is live, though, and I have several graduations to photograph over the next week, so the photos from that house probably won’t be up until mid-May.

Clean & Simple Kitchen

Upper Hallway

Master Bathroom

The bathtub and accent tiles in this bathroom were actually forest green, but I though black would look better, so they match the counter top (I don’t make edits like that to the images that I send to clients, unless requested…I just did that for the image posted here).

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I also don’t send real estate agents black and white photos, obviously, but this one was mostly beige and brown and I thought it would make a good black & white image.

Very Yellow Bathroom

This shot didn’t make it into the group of listing photos for the property, but it was my favorite room in the entire house to photograph. I document so many neutral-colored rooms – it was nice to come across some color.

Sunny Living Room

Looking Down the Stairs

Property in Sharpsburg, GA

April 7, 2015 HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

Here are a few of my favorite shots from a home that I photographed in Sharpsburg, GA. The front exterior shot was a little bit difficult since I was shooting right into the sun for the straight-on shot. I found an angle that worked and even got a little bit of nice lens flare out of it.

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