As I endlessly edit the photos from the trip I wanted to share some outtakes from a favorite ny times shoot. It’s always so interesting to see what the editors choose because once I upload my selects I don’t know what they like until it’s printed. This house was such a favorite of mine that I had lots of favorites that didn’t make it into the paper. The homeowner had so many amazing pieces and the house was impeccable. I’m also a sucker for modern decor in a rustic spanish apartment.
For this shoot I came with my 5D Mark II and 2 lenses: a 24-70 and an 18mm. I shot wides of the rooms, but loved the tighter vignettes the the 24-70 gave me with low f-stops. With so much light coming in the house from really only one source (windows on one side) I had to shoot into the light quite a bit. And since the house is on a hill facing south, much of the house was on the darker side. Rather than rely on strobes, I used long exposures and my trusty tripod to get a luminous effect.