By Mike

There is an old, old cookbook… I think it’s the first edition of “The Joy of Cooking” in about 1930.  It starts out: “First Stand and Face the Stove”. Well, that’s how photographic productions start. We need to be in the right place at the right time, with the right equipment, making the purpose driven image that will meet the client’s need.

Cameras are part of the image making… so for that reason I use 4×5 view cameras, 21/4 medium format cameras, and digital cameras. Digital cameras are OK to really good, for most uses, but, still, the king of quality is the 4×5 film architectural view camera.

Lights. My quote is: …”no light, no picture…”. Any photographer who rolls in and thinks he/she can photograph interiors with no supplemental lighting is basically inexperienced or lazy. They aren’t going to get the shot you need… period. I can count, on one hand, the number of interiors I have been in that are adequately lit for photography.

You may have heard about HDR software. It is not a solution for poor photography. It works sometimes for some things. But it wouldn’t work on the image below. It was produced the old fashioned way.

I have expanded my offerings recently to include paintings, and pencil drawings of architectural subjects. Take a look at the artistic rendition category for samples.

Anyway, the key to this whole thing is flexibility… Hope to be working with you on a project someday soon.

Mike@photobymike.com

electronicsThis photo is about 12 exposures, and 6 layers deep. Each component is basically it’s own picture.


1 Response to “How we do it….”


  1. October 7, 2011 at 9:52 am

    It looks fine in both firefox and opera… what drugs are you on?


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