Lighting

Lighting is so interesting to me. It’s what adds atmosphere to a composition. These two bedrooms are in the same house but required extraordinarily different lighting. I thought the first image would have too much contrast and added light to it but, after each test, I toned my light down until I finally shot the image with only available light. Any added light ruined the quiet, tranquil feeling that the skylight provided and furnishings enhanced. The second image required a great deal of subtile lighting. I never like that flashed feel that says a photographer has been there. The bright outside needed a lot of light to bring out the details inside while holding the view. That’s surely what this room is all about.