I have just finished a kitchen photography commission for Poggenpohl kitchens, the up-market kitchen manufacturer. The images are for a kitchen profile shoot for Kitchen Bedroom Bathroom magazine.
I’ve not photographed a kitchen for a while and it was nice to photograph a really stylish and modern interior again.
The brief came from Kitchen Bedroom Bathroom Magazine and as always with kitchen or interiors photography for a magazine I do as I’m told! Follow the brief and then look for any interesting details and angles that they might not have thought of.
Editorial photography is all about following the brief and giving the magazine designers as many layout options as possible. So a mixture of landscape and portrait photography, close-up details and big wide angle double-page spread shots.
There’s more than one way to skin a cat as they say when photographing kitchens and interiors. The old question, whether to use flash or not, and on this occasion there was so much natural light in this kitchen I chose not to use any flash at all.
It’s getting easier and easier to shoot using mixed lighting and daylight as most modern interior lights are LED’s rather than the horrible mini florescent tubes. LED’s are pretty well balanced with daylight and only needed a little tweak in Photoshop to match the room’s daylight temperature.
All these kitchen interiors were photographed using my Canon 5D MK3 with a Canon 17-40, stuck on my trusty Manfrotto 55 tripod. As the exposures were up to 2 seconds, I always use the mirror lock-up function and the 2 second self-timer, to help eliminate any chance of camera shake.
The images were processed in Lightroom first and then transferred to Photohop as some re-touching needed to be done on the views out into the garden.
I’m pleased with how this kitchen photography shoot turned out and I’m looking forward to seeing the images in print in the Spring. I look forward to more shoots with Poggenpohl.