The Oak

One of the reasons I call california home.

Architectural Photography Post Processing

Here’s an example of the last mile we often go through to get an image just right. At times it’s impossible to capture the image without hindrances or obstacles… in these cases we need to clean things up a bit. This goes on in small and large ways throughout our post processing workflow.


You don’t take a photograph, you make it.  – Ansel Adams

While this image doesn’t fall in the top tier from the shoot, it nevertheless shows an elevation the client would benefit using as a reference. We try to include this category of images to tell the entire project ‘story’ – It becomes invaluable for clients in securing future projects and developing an office design library.

Detour Ahead


As primarily a natural light garden photographer I seldom have the chance to visit the creative fun that can be had with controlled lighting. While I often try to make time for it, other projects always push it to the back burner. But good to make time for the personal work and lighting is such a fun a detour to get lost in! We’re not talking about that hideously blown-out rabbit-in-the-headlights look from built-in flash, but exploring what makes beautiful light and how to create different effects that support your overall vision.

Above you can see some experimenting adding in some grunge [youngest son ben]. Below the fold are some before and after images to see the start and end points of the workflow.
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