Bournemouth University – picture of the new floor in the SportBU hall - another new Inge for my interior photography portfolio
Another commercial interior photography shot taken for the client, Bournemouth University.
It is important to me that my portfolio is consistent, but also contains a variety of subjects. As I have said before, my portfolio is made up of to sets of images
Architectural photography of the exteriors of buildings
Interior photography of a wide variety of internal spaces
Most of the images are commercial ones, with a few personal images. Yes I even photograph buildings in my spare time!
This picture of the new sports hall flooring at Bournemouth University was a record shot of the brand new Gerfloor flooring, with bespoke markings to cater for all the activities of SportBU.
The hall floor was refurbished as part of a complete overhaul of the fitness suite at the University.
The image was taken from a MEWP (mobile elevated work platform) immediately after the laying of the floor. The MEWP was parked in a corner by an external access door. The MEWP had been literally driven in (onto protection to the floor) and parked just inside the doors. I had one chance to photograph this brand new sports floor before it was used, and only one viewpoint from which to photograph it.
The view you see in this image.
This picture was captured using my Canon 5D with Canon 17-40mm lens at 17mm. ISO was 400, with a brave shutter speed of 1/20th of a second on a MEWP and an aperture of F8.
The original client edit image has had the following additional work carried out in Lightroom.
- Exposure increased from 0.27 to +.71
- Contrast increased from -7 to +19
- Highlights reduce to -70
- Shadows increased to +57
- Whites +3
- Blacks -33
(I let Lightroom work these out for me – just press shift then double click on the sliders).
- Clarity increased to +55
- Vibrancy +19
- Sharpness increased to 84
- Vignette -5
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And that was it. All done in Lightroom.
All I have done is make the image brighter, bolder and sharper
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Monday 29th August 2016