September 18, 2012 Leave a comment
Living and being based in the Rockies my local shoots evolve around the weather and the seasons. The project here is a perfect example of what I mean. This home has been on the books for about a year now and the client as well as the homeowners wanted perfect conditions for the shoot. This project was shot for my long time local client Dan Murphy Architects.
Dan had been up at the house a few days before I shot these images. He called me in a bit of a panic after he noticed that the leaves were turning and would soon all be on the ground. Luckily I had just gotten back into town from several shoots on the front range and was able to bust a move up to the home and get the exteriors photographed before the leaves were on the ground and the snow started to fly. The beautiful thing about local jobs it that it gives me the opportunity to return to a project more than once if need be without having to board an airplane. For instance, in regards to this project I really wanted to photograph the front of the house with frontal light on it which would require a morning shot. A quick drive in my car the following morning allowed me to get the shot that I wanted. Sometimes difficult to do when on the road where your time is dictated by the local conditions and schedules of the next days shoot.
Dan has always been a fan of the dusk exteriors that I produce for him of his projects and this one was no difference. Sometimes half the battle with shooting exterior dusk shots is finding all the light switches in the house to turn on all the lights. The contractor of the project Dan Stelkic of SFMH,LLC met me at the house to help with any needs that I would have as well as turning on the lights. Always being concerned about the lights and all of them being on for the dusk shots Dan assured me that it would not be a problem and that the house had one switch that would turn every light on at once as well as turn all the light off. A wonderful thing to say the least. Timing is everything when working on exterior photography and this project is a perfect example. Not only did we catch a touch of the Fall colors we also had some really great clouds in the sky which I think helps give a nice density to the sky. Usually at this time of the evening the clouds are blown out for the day. Now that the exteriors are completed we can put the interiors on the back burner and pick them up after the following week when I return from several other shoots out-of-town. I will post a few of those in the near future…..