When considering an architectural photography portfolio, most clients plan only for a daytime photo shoot, not considering any evening shots. However, many dusk shots can create a much more interesting range of images. I always take the time to experience a space throughout the day and evening to evaluate how the changing light and shadows will affect the shots.
I am constantly educating clients on the importance of timing when shooting interior photography. Virtually the same shot at different times of the day make a huge difference. This clearly illustrates what light does to the color, texture and drama of a space.
Especially in hotel photography, where photos need to create a particular mood, a dusk shot can be much more inviting, helping the viewer to imagine themselves relaxing in that room. Lighting is crucial here, creating two very different feelings.
The exterior of the Wynn Las Vegas is yet another great example. This one took a little more ingenuity and daring on my part. I had to “creatively” get myself on the upper patio of a resort across the street and remain there, unnoticed for the duration, to achieve these two shots. Well worth it.
To best showcase your property, you need an assortment of interesting images. The investment in both day and evening shots gives you the flexibility to convey a range of moods and uses in your marketing materials. If you are looking to create a distinctive portfolio for your hotel or other structure, please contact us at Architectural Photography, Inc at 888-788-5554. We are committed to creating artistic and impactful images that showcase your property in the best possible light.