Interview With Sandra Tripp – Huntsman Architectural Group
Huntsman Architectural Group has been a great client to work with. We are very excited to share a recently completed video interview with Huntsman’s new Principal Sandra Tripp. We sat down with Sandra to discuss her passion for design and her vision for the new Aquent headquarters in Boston, MA.
Babson College | Park Manor West Building | Sasaki Associates
Earlier this summer we had the opportunity to photograph the new Park Manor West Building recently designed by Sasaki Associates. The building is located at the center of Babson College and is surrounded by a beautifully designed quad that encourages students and faculty to use the outdoor space. Because the interior of the building had large open areas throughout it made photographing the space easier with all the natural light that was pouring in. This greatly reduced the need for supplemental lighting. With students and faculty interacting and using each space we were able to craft images that reflected the design and accessibility of the environment.
Architecture in Motion – Spurwink Retreat
We are really pumped to finally lift the veil off a project that has been in the works for over two years now. Architecture in Motion is a documentary video that explores a recently completed oceanfront retreat in Scarborough, ME. After many months of planning and scouting, we spent two days shooting stills and framing up all the compositions that were decided upon in scouting. We followed up each still composition with a video sequence so we could seamlessly match the two in post production. Because this project had such a unique setting we also captured aerial footage to help give a sense of scale and location that wouldn’t have been possible if only filming from the ground. We hope you enjoy!!
Retouching a Panorama Commercial Interior – BTS Timelapse – Trent Bell Photography
The process behind retouching a panorama commercial interior is a lot more detailed then editing a single un-stitched image. This method makes for a great image but also requires a bit more work in post production (especially with added strobes). The new panorama feature in Lightroom is nice but it is completely useless when in comes to building up layers in Photoshop. The Lightroom process relies to much on automation and doesn’t give enough control over how the image should be processed. Luckily there is still the ability within Lightroom to export images to Photoshop where they can then be combined as panoramas (much more control). This method is a lot more predictable when stacking layers and ensuring they line up correctly.
Once we had 4-5 different (panorama, natural light) exposures stacked together in Photoshop we began constructing our base image. There were a few areas that didn’t quite line up but we handled this with a little retouching. After we had our base image completed we started adding in strobe layers. To accomplish this we dropped a single strobe layer on the base panorama layer and manually lined it up by turning the strobe layer blending mode to difference (once the layer is lined up perfectly it will go dark). We checked this after the fact by toggling the layer on and off. This only works if the initial panorama was blended using the re-position method in Photoshop. The re-position method ensures the image hasn’t been stretched or altered to create the panorama but rather re-positioned and blended (otherwise adding additional layers wouldn’t line up). We went through this process every time we included a new layer or element to the image. Once everything was in place we added all the adjustment layers and did the retouching.
Retouching a Commercial Interior – BTS Timelapse – Trent Bell Photography
The process behind retouching a commercial interior is like putting together a giant puzzle; it takes a lot of time but once all the pieces are in place you then see the overall vision. Its extremely rare for us to process an image in Adobe Lightroom and call it good. We take time on site and in post production to make images that speak to our aesthetic as well as the needs of our client. For the composition below we photographed at least 50-60 images (not including lifestyle). This gave us tremendous flexibility in post production to craft an image that felt 100% natural while staying true to what the client envisioned when designing the space. There was easily a good 3-4 hours worth of retouching involved with this image. We’ve condensed it down to 10 minutes for your viewing pleasure.
Interior Photos | Elements | Caleb Johnson Architects + Builders
Biddeford is going through a bit of a revival and one of the best examples of that is Elements coffee shop in downtown Biddeford, ME. The space was designed by Caleb Johnson Architects + Builders and is located on Main St. in a formally unoccupied commercial space that sat empty for years. We spent the day with Caleb and his team capturing 8-10 interior photos that not only featured the overall cafe but also the details found throughout the space. Below are just a few of the compositions from the shoot.
If you’re looking for really good coffee be sure to stop by and get one of their pour overs, its the best in town.
Coffee/used books by day and beer/games/live music by night.
We are on the cover of the latest edition of Fine Homebuilding Magazine! Caleb Johnson Architects + Builders was awarded Best New Home 2015 for their design and construction of an ocean front residence in Biddeford, ME.
After spending the day filming and interviewing the designers, builders, and office staff at Caleb Johnson Architects + Builders we’ve finally put the finishing touches on an “about” piece for the firm. We couldn’t be more pleased with how everything came together.
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Passive House Architectural Record
Exciting news!! The GO Logic passive house in Architectural Record has finally hit the stands. We photographed this project earlier this summer has been featured in the April 2015 edition of Architectural Record. Be sure to check out the article and the slideshow that goes along with it.
Our latest feature with Design New England. An Elliot & Elliot project in Castine Maine. Styling by Janice Dunwoody. Click here to see the digital magazine.