After a busy week shooting, Ring Light Productions returns to Connecticut, and as always, is trying to get examples of work on the website ASAP. Last week we shot a few houses for an interior designer and have just now started to upload some of the files onto the website. You can find the photos from our shoot at
Shooting interiors can be fairly challenging at times, more often than not you are trying to capture a very large amount of items in one photograph without it looking cluttered. Or in other situations make a room thats very small look larger than it actually is. Regardless of the situation, you will almost always be using some sort of wide angle lens. As mentioned in our previous post, we used our newly acquired 17mm tilt shift lens for this shoot and it was quite useful.
Using the onboard grid camera function and the tilting and shifting functions on the lens really saved the day here in terms of correcting the distortion (especially around the sides) of wide angle lenses. The houses that we shot had a very unique set of challenges in terms of the pitch of the ceilings and the decorations around it.
Although the houses architecture looked amazing in person, we faced a different set of challenges when photographing the rooms. With the combination of very straight and centered lines as well as the angled pitches in the ceiling , making everything look normal with a wide angle lens was quite the process. In the photo you see to the left, you will see what the room is intended to look like when you walk in. However, to get the photo to look just like the way it is now, we had to actually arrange the sofas in a fairly angled V like pattern. Its admittedly very offsetting to look at in person, however it translates to everything being lined up in the photograph, and its significantly easier to move around furniture than the ceiling. Having manual control of exactly what elements of the photograph are going to be warped made a massive difference in terms of saving time in shooting and also with photo editing.
More updates and photos will be added soon. Stay tuned!