Another great shoot for Julie-Ann Clements, director of In Ex Design, photographing her work at Lympstone, near Exeter in Devon. The shots were dual purpose, both for the architectural company and for potential marketing of the property.
Whilst the property had been prepared for the shoot the photographic approach was to shoot honestly. As such the rooms by and large were not lit although a couple were aided with nothing other than a speedlight and brolly.
Tethered Photography For Interiors
The photography was shot tethered meaning that images were immediately available for Julie-Ann to preview on the MacBook Pro. This is a great way to work, it makes for a methodical and efficient working practice; the images can be checked and if necessary re-set on the fly. The observant will notice Julie-Ann at work in a couple of these shots.
It’s a method that I use increasingly, for portraits, vehicle shots and as shown here for architectural photography. The Mac is mounted on a Manfrotto tripod and platform (strapped for security) and linked to the Nikon with an active USB-3 cable which can be self powered if needed. For field work I have a PowerMonkey battery to add extra power to the link if needed.
The Nikon was fired remotely, sometimes from outside the room and shots were available quickly afterwards to preview.
It’s a delight to shoot well designed and well presented properties such as this, perhaps not the most exciting of spectator sports but attention to detail is all and Julie-Ann has that by the bucket load!