Light Grey Master Bathroom, Soaking Tub, Glass Shower Stall

Classy Bathrooms & Editing Out Reflections

I photographed these lovely, clean, classy bathrooms a few months ago. I love photographing uncluttered spaces – I feel like some of the work has already been done simply because the spaces are so tidy, light and breathable. It can be a lot of fun to photograph colorful rooms, but white and grey are by far the easiest colors to photograph and edit. I did some compositing to remove unwanted reflections. Check out the sliders below to see the images that I blended together.

Light Grey Basement Bathroom

This photo is actually a composite of two separate images. I didn’t want the reflection of the wall sconces to show up in the shower stall glass, so I photographed the room twice, once with all of the lights on and once with just the light on above the shower. I processed both images separately and then layered them together in Photoshop and masked the shower stall from the image with just the shower stall light on into the image where all of the lights had been on.

Bathroom Composite All LightsBathroom Composite Shower Light Only

In image 1 you can see the reflections in the glass/tiles that I wanted to remove. In image 2 you can see the what the bathroom looked like with just the shower stall light on. These are the two images that I blended together. I had to make some additional edits around the edges of the shower stall and to the overall color and exposure, but mostly it wasn’t a difficult edit. I love making edits like this because it gives me something to actually figure out, there’s a little bit of a puzzle. It’s a nice change from basic editing.

 

Powder Room photo, vertical, charcoal grey and white, clean classic

The downstairs powder room.

Three Side-by-Side-by-Side Photos showing a jack-and-jill bathroom

Three separate spaces that make up the jack-and-jill bathroom.

Light Grey Master Bathroom, Soaking Tub, Glass Shower Stall

More glass around the shower = more unwanted reflections!  I used the same masking technique for this image as I did for the first photo. See below for the two images that I combined.

Master Bathroom with Sconce ReflectionMaster Bathroom without Sconce Reflection

In image 1 you can see the reflection of the wall sconce in the shower glass. In image 2 I turned the wall sconce off. I could have just used that image as the final image, but if you go back to image 1 you can see that the light from the wall sconce fills in the corner above the shower and I wanted to keep that light. It also adds a little light to the rest of the bathroom. This wasn’t a major edit, but I was happy to remove the reflection.

Light Grey Master Bathroom, Soaking Tub, Glass Shower Stall

A different angle, same edit.

Light Grey Master Bathroom, Reverse View

Looking back out of the master bathroom, towards the hallway.

Photo of Hallway to Studio

The hallway outside of the master bathroom, leading to the studio space.

Replacing Gloomy, Tropical Skies

January 16, 2019 HDR, Photography, Real Estate, Sky 0 Comments

It’s a new year and and a new opportunity to maybe stay more on top of making regular posts??  Hahah – we’ll see about that!  Happy New Year!

My first post of 2019 is actually a group of photos that I took last May.  I photographed a property in McDonough, GA on a day when the weather ended up being cloudy during the day and gloomy and drizzly at sunset.  Although the client didn’t make the request, I decided to do sky replacements for all of the outdoor shots; it seemed like the only option!  I had to cover my camera in a large plastic bag (with custom-cut holes) and stand out in the drizzle for almost 30 minutes to get the twilight shots (I know, poor little me).  The ten photos below are some of the final photos that I submitted.  The client was very happy (and therefore, so was I).  Just click and drag the slider on each image to see the before and after for each image…

 

I don’t have an extensive library of blue sky/puffy cloud photos, so I only used three or four different skies for the first seven photos. I’m surrounded by trees where I live and it’s not easy to get photos with lots of sky and minimal clutter. Some of these skies are from vacation photos and one was taken from a big-box store parking lot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not only did I have to replace the sky, I had to Photoshop three of the lamp posts back on and add reflections on the water. The lights and reflections were an important part of the ambiance that had to be corrected.

 

The replacement sky that I used is from a photo that I took with my (now old) Samsung S6.

 

Elegant & Updated Home in Roswell, GA

November 2, 2017 HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

I photographed this Roswell, GA home that overlooks the Chattahoochee River back in March. You can easily see the river from the window over the kitchen sink, the sun room and the deck (as well as other rooms not pictured here). The house was completely updated and most of the finishes were neutral, with a few exceptions, which are usually a bit easier to photograph and edit than very colorful rooms.

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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!  

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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!  

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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.

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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. 

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Colonial-Inspired Home in Roswell, GA

April 13, 2016 HDR, Real Estate 0 Comments

(Roswell Real Estate Photographer) – I was lucky enough to photograph this unique property in Roswell, GA about three weeks ago.  The house was under contract within a couple days of listing but I still wanted to share some of the photos here.  The house had such a historic feel to it that I had to ask when it was built.  

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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! 

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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.

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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.  

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