How do we do it?

Today we are going to show you what goes into creating one of our images and some of the challenges we face on a daily basis. 

Light and shadow are important for creating shape, texture and contrast but when taken to extremes we just lose detail and things start to look muddy.

An underexposed shot gives us good detail in the napkins but the image is dark and muddy.

An underexposed shot gives us good detail in the napkins but the image is dark and muddy.

An average exposure gives us more detail but is still very muddy and lacking detail.

An average exposure gives us more detail but is still very muddy and lacking detail.

An overexposed shot loses almost all the detail but gives us a little in the chairs.

An overexposed shot loses almost all the detail but gives us a little in the chairs.

A lot of photographers in this situation have to make a choice and like Goldilocks go for the one in the middle. The problem with this is that the middle shot isn't 'just right', none of them are!

The trick to this is combining the best bits of all images together, this way we get the best bits of all exposures.

All the exposure blended together.

All the exposure blended together.

Great, we now have the tonality sorted but the image is far from done. We now blend in some flash lighting shots to correct the colour and to also bring out detail in the table and chairs.

We finally finish up with a bit of finesse work in photoshop to tidy everything up and pull it all together.

The final image.

The final image.

The completed image doesn't really resemble what came out of the camera but matches more closely what your eyes would see when your in the room. 

This is what we strive for in our photography, images that make you feel like your actually there.