Property Shoots- it's been busy
August and September have been a really busy couple of months for me, photographing all types of properties.
The big push started with 30 rental properties around the Plymouth area at the end of August, which took me into some tiny studio flats and multi level converted victorian houses. The biggest problem comes in small flats is just making the space look real and not dis-proportionate to its actual size. I'm not a fan of shooting really wide angle using 10mm lenses as the images are just not realistic. However it is tricky to even get an image of a shower room which is only 0.7 metre wide when the sink and WC are only a coupe of feet apart and the room has no windows. It keeps the day interesting though!
I have been lucky enough as well to be in some beautiful houses, with views to die for! The mixture of taste, decoration and personal choice in properties is massive and it is really lovely to see so many houses where people have got it spot on in keeping with the properties character.
I was also lucky enough to spend a day at Pentillie Castle and Estate, down near the river Tamar, shooting for the Plum Guide. This is an amazing venue and was just a dream to shoot. It's the polar opposite to a studio apartment with vast sized room but they have done a great job of making them feel very welcoming.