Also in interior design photography Photoshop and Lightroom are your best friend. Depending on the subject it isn’t always possible to get the shot you want in one single frame. This shot below for Westchester Home needed to show the whole side of the room. Since the room was quite narrow this could have been achieved only with an ultra wide lens. The disadvantage of ultra wides is tons of distortion. Therefor I try to limit myself to a 24mm lens on a 35mm sensor for this kind of work. In this case two images – actually 3, counting the view out of …
New interior design photography of an estate in Scarsdale, NY. Interior design by: Jack Montgomery Design
21 Business leaders under 30 were the subject of my latest editorial for 914INC. The theme was #letmetakeselfie
Below are the spreads from a recent editorial I shot with top High School athletes of Westchester County. Behind the Scenes: The lighting setup for this shoot is shown in the first image. Two strip boxes at a 90 degree angle on each side of the subject and a beauty dish as a fill light center above.
What a great experience to work with my new client, Philadelphia Magazine. For their April issue I did a photo shoot with Naomi Adler the new president of the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia. BTW: The cover I did not shoot! I photographed the image on the right of Naomi Adler for the section “We Want Answers”
Takeouts from a recent photo shoot for Westchester Magazine with local high school athletes.
Here is some new interior design photography work. The cover I did not shoot but the two images on the page on the right. And here is the actual image. This image was created out of two separate images. Actually it is three images. I used one of my a stock background photos for the view. The room was too small to shoot it all in one frame. Maybe with an ultra wide lens, but then the distortion becomes too dominant. The original images, that were stitched together, are below. Interior design by erikamercuriodesign.com
A standard interior design shoot! During the shoot: Small room, not much space to setup camera. Camera had to be all the way against the wall. No room to be behind the camera unless I’d use a lens with mean distortion. Remote controll for the camera and remote display via Eye-Fi and iPad. Adding bounced and diffused flash to fill in shadows in rooms. Not a big fan of HDR. It looks too psychadelic for me. Continuously adjusting furniture and props in room to create final composition. Horizontal image didn’t have enough information of the floor. For one shot …
Spurred by recent blog posts about where photography is heading I felt the urge to weigh in. Everybody seems to put their attention towards the debate of DSLR vs. 3/4, Medium Format vs. DSLR, Video shooting and grabbing frames for still, wearable cameras or mobile cameras vs. DSLR. Let’s be real for a moment. None of those developments are as earth shattering as the introduction of digital photography to the mass market was in the early 90s. It changed industries forever. It lowered the barriers of entry. Everybody can produce now decent quality images. The business processes changed completely. You …
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with the actor and director Alex Winter for an editorial story at the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers. His portrayal of Bill Preston Esq. in “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures” was certainly a milestone in my previous career in the film business, and it was a so great working with him again years later although under completely different circumstances. His current film is DOWNLOADED a highly acclaimed documentary about Napster which changed the music industry forever. If you liked the Facebook movie, you should see his film as well.