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Portland, ME kitchen

Charming neutral kitchen with staging and light painting by Kim Smith Photo

50mm · f/9.0 · 1/6s · ISO 200
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Kim Smith's picture

Hi Rebecca, thanks for the nod. Very flattering!

About this shoot:

This was one of my first interiors shoots after having studied Mike Kelley's videos on Architectural photography. Being a rookie, it took me about three hours to get the lighting just right, and about an hour to composite, but I and the client were happy with the results. Some shoot through umbrellas are used here to bring up the overall ambient. In addition, I used a speed light on a monopod to light paint in some focal points, and there was a Paul C Buff Einstein shooting in through the window to simulate sunlight. All these flash layers are blended with an ambient to reclaim some naturalness.

I still have a lot to learn, but I love the challenge!

Adam Bender's picture

You did amazingly well!

Kim Smith's picture

Thank you Adam

Robert Morning's picture

Nice one Kim!

Kim Smith's picture

Thanks Robert ☺️

Alexander McKenzie's picture

Great Shot Kim! Looks like we have both learned quite a bit from Mike Kelly's Tutorial

Nando Fernandez's picture

great shot

George Crudo's picture

Very well done Kim! I think you did a great job simulating the sunlight coming through the window. That really adds a lot to the overall mood. If this was one of your first interiors I can't wait to see what you're doing in 5 years :)

Shri Ganesh's picture

Wonderfull shot Kim. Beautiful fall off shadows from window and very nicely lit kitchen. Evenly filled shadows. did you use artificial light?


Kim Smith's picture

Sure did