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February 2021... Published in Grand Designs Magazine
Exciting news this month as I see one of my images from last summers Othello Way shoot get published in Grand Designs Magazine! 'Rise above it' describes how the unique design of Othello Way protects it from flooding. See the image in print below as well as some of my other favourites!
Today we'll go behind the scenes for a shoot I did pre-lockdown for the award winning developer Mactaggart and Mickel, at their Milton-Under- Wychwood site in the heart of the Cotswold's. The client needed some updated shots of their Show Home to show off a new interior design scheme. On arrival they still needed to swap some of the paintings on the wall around for the photos but unfortunately the brackets did not match. Having been in this situation before I let them know it wouldn't be a problem to photograph the art work separately and add it into the final image in Photoshop. This saved the client both time and money and ensured the job could be completed that day.
Take a look at some of the before and after shots below...
This Blog is something I've meant to get round to for a while and now during Lockdown feels a good time to start! My first post is going to go behind the scenes and show you how I went about creating a set of images for The Fairway's, a new Piper Homes development in Harborne, Birmingham. We'll take a look at some before and after shots using the comparison sliders and I'll walk you through what it took to reach the finished images. The photos were taken just before lockdown started at the end of March 2020.
These images are a great example of how skillful and creative editing can ensure unfinished new developments get the marketing shots they need ahead of schedule. As the 'Before' images on the left show, The Fairways was far from finished at this stage in March.
However, with the show home complete and buyers already interested, Piper Homes needed some shots of the site showing off the great views over the golf course and newly constructed properties. Using information from their existing CGI brochure and my images, I was able to complete the site digitally in Photoshop, allowing potential buyers to experience the finished development and take in the surrounding landscape. The toughest challenge here was removing the site containers, rebuilding the road and redefining the edge of the golf course using grass and trees taken from elsewhere in the image. The gardens also required landscaping and turfing. The Aerial View took over an hour of editing for this single image!
Aerial View looking West
Plot 4 looking towards Plot 1