Just wrapped up this shoot on an impeccably staged Orange County home – if only every shoot of mine was staged so well! We did a lot of lighting here to brighten up the interiors and really show off the design inside. Most shots had a 640ws light out the window shot through an umbrella, grid, or reflector to add some splotchy Sunday-morning light to give a bright and airy feel. Most of these shots are simply all done in-camera with slight camera ACR raw tweaks to contrast and saturation. Sometimes instead of crazy composites, everything can be done in camera with some carefully thought-out lighting and patience. While there are ups and downs to both approaches, there’s definitely something special about getting everything perfect in the camera. On the other hand, though…sometimes seeing the finished product after a full day’s effort in Photoshop is awesome, too!