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.
Interior Photography: Unispace and The Salvation Army
We just finalized the images from The Salvation Army office interior that we photographed a few weeks back in San Francisco, CA for Unispace. The scope of the shoot was to capture 8-10 compositions that not only highlighted the workspace as a whole but also the attention to detail that went into every aspect of the design. Notice the throwback images from the early days of The Salvation Army.
It it always exciting when we get the opportunity to work with Unispace as they are one of the leading interior design firms and their work is nothing short of world class.
We are excited to share a video that we recently completed of the Boston Design Center.
On the BDC website
Just working…on levitation.