Before & After. Lighting Matters.

architecture, lighting, architectural photographer, Portland Oregon, Oregon Home Magazine

Lighting Matters. Period.

If you’re a fellow photographer: learn it, breathe it and utilize it to acquire the results you desire for your imagery. If you’re a potential client, looking for a professional photographer to hire for a project: make sure you choose a photographer that has a discerning eye concerning light. Choosing a photographer that knows how to manipulate light to give you the appropriate look and mood for your advertising campaign or editorial spread isĀ crucial.

Below is a before and after photo from an editorial photo shoot I did for Oregon Home Magazine. Adding proper lighting and balancing it with right time of day can turn a dull and mundane photograph into something that pops off the page… And, let’s face it, isn’t that what everyone wants?

 

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North Rim Residence | Architectural Photographer, Bend, OR

Oregon Professional Residential Photography

One of my very favorite clients, Kirsti Wolfe Designs, recently hired me to photograph a completed project of hers in North Rim, Bend, Oregon. The master bathroom was a focal point of the photo shoot, so I thought I’d show it off! With a gorgeous soaking tub as the main focal point, and amazing details all around the room, it was a pleasure to photograph! Kirsti’s work is unmatched in quality and I am amazed every time I step into one of the homes she has designed.

Oregon Professional Residential Photography

Oregon Professional Residential Photography

Bend Professional Residential Architectural Photography

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Gesme Exterior | Architectural Photographer | Bend, Oregon

Well, it only took a few months to wait for Central Oregon’s weather to get a great evening shot of the Gesme’s Residence in Pronghorn…. but so worth the wait. I shot the interior of this home a while back for architectural designer Kirsti Wolfe, and architect Scott Gilbride, both fantastic in their field (see previous post Pronghorn Residence) and was excited to get some great exterior images for them. I met with the builder of the home Greg Vendrame in Pronghorn to do this evening shoot and had a great time exposing for their attention to detail and remarkable quality. Altogether, this team of professionals is great at what they do and the proof is in the pudding as they say! Take a look!

Atkins Exterior | Architectural Photography | Bend, Oregon

Atkins Residence, Black Butte Ranch, Oregon 2009

I love shooting exteriors of homes! I don’t know what it is, maybe the time of day, maybe the boom lifting me 30ft in the air, or the warm glow coming from the inside of the house, but I just love to see a home’s exterior in all its glory! This house in particular, if you remember my last post, was a beautifully built, contemporary style home in the heart of Black Butte Ranch! Kirsti Wolfe and her team of experts hired me to photograph this home for their portfolios and marketing collateral. Here are the exteriors…

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Atkins Residence | Architectural Photography | Bend, Oregon

Black Butte Ranch Professional Architectural Photographer

I had the pleasure of photographing a residence in Black Butte Ranch recently for Kirsti Wolfe Designs. It goes without saying that with Kirsti Wolfe designing a home, it will be absolutely beautiful, but this one was just my style! The Atkins Residence is a contemporary home in the heart of the thick forest of Black Butte. With mountain views and custom amenities from head to toe, I was really hoping Len and Karen Atkins would adopt me to move in! Here are a few highlights of my time photographing their home.

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Black Butte Residential Professional Photography

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Metolius Professional Architectural Photographer

Metolius Professional Architectural Photography

Tower Theater

After being gone for so long, coming home to Bend makes me really appreciate sights and places that before I took for granted… like the Tower Theater. So, last night, I decided to stop and take a closer look and even snap a few shots for the ole’ stock portfolio.

Here’s one I liked.

Pronghorn Architecture

Pronghorn Professional Exterior Architectural Photography

Pronghorn is one of Central Oregon’s Premier Golf Courses as well as Private Estates. I was hired by Pronghorn to photograph a few of their homes for marketing. Here are a couple images from the shoot.

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