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Architectural Photography. The challenge of photographing an interior is to capture the feeling of the space in a way a viewer will be able to appreciate. Viewers should be able to look at the image and visualize themselves within the space. The subject depicted is more important than the photograph itself.
A photograph of an interior is a success if the final composition clearly conveys the philosophy and intent of the designer and at the same time meets our standard. The quality of the design to be captured greatly influences how it is photographed. In general, it is much easier to photograph a well-designed space.
The lighting of interiors, especially the balancing of light intensity and color, has always been a challenge. With each situation, we must decide not only whether to add light but how much and of what quality.
What normally determines whether an interior needs supplemental lighting is the dynamic range—the span from lightest to darkest zones—present in the subject area and the dynamic range of the medium used to record the space. If the dynamic range of the composition is within the latitude our digital cameras, it is possible that additional lighting may not be needed. Sometimes, however, other factors may be involved. A mixture of light sources may produce unwanted color shifts, some of which may be easier to correct than others.