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Exterior shots from that farmhouse

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May 15, 2014 at 9:33 am

Interior photos from a great farmhouse

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One of our favorite clients (Christine M. Dayton Architects) designed a home to fit onto an existing lot with some existing old outbuilding – interior shots now, exteriors next week.

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May 8, 2014 at 9:32 am

How to shoot those night shots

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One of our most common requests from architects and builders is the dusk shot. There’s a magical time when the ambient daylight and the artificial light from the scene are in balance and usually we’ve only got a few minutes to capture the shot.  For this reason we usually get our shots lined up and composed well in advance – then wait it out. Over the years we’ve discovered the the best time usually occurs somewhere between sunset and one hour past (or sunrise and one hour before.) Exactly when the right time will be will depend on your latitude, the time of year, weather, which direction you’re shooting and how much artificial light there is to contend with.  Also, it’s not uncommon for us to supplement the ambient light with some of our own. Landscape and structural lighting are designed for purposes other than photography, and as such occasionally need some help. We’ll also often use compositing techniques like layer masking and HDR to get our desired shot.

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August 14, 2012 at 10:20 am

New home construction photos

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Usually we work for architects, or sometimes designers. This time around we were working for the builder. Wonderful space and you can really see how it’s going to come together nicely. Builder: Cooper Builders, St. Michaels, MD

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June 1, 2012 at 9:17 am

New images for new fast casual eatery

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In our last post we talked about how it’s been the autumn of fast casual – case in point… New eatery from our friends at Glory Days GrillFanfare.

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December 14, 2011 at 10:31 am

Burgers and Fries Galore

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A few months ago we did a shoot for a new burger chain in Virginia. Be Right Burger  They’re really working hard on doing it right – and their food looks great – and that’s the most important thing right?

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November 14, 2011 at 10:36 am

Beautiful condo interiors from Washington DC

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These are from a shoot we had a bit ago for interior designer Eileen Ritter and Associates. The unit was very beautifully done in white and wood. I’m already a sucker for good minimalist design, but anytime I walk into a room and see a Wegman print (or 2) on the wall – I’m in.

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March 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm