June 22nd, 2007
For those of you that don’t frequent the Photography For Real Estate reader photos I wanted to highlight what I think is a particularly stunning photo by Matt Stec a real estate photographer who works out of Auckland, NZ.I think that Matt has done an outstanding job of composing and lighting this image. He uses the extreme angles created by the exaggerated perspective of an ultra-wide-angle lens to frame the image and draw your eye into the interior spaces and out to the distant view. If you look at other examples of Matt’s images this artful use of an ultra-wide-angle lens is a theme of his work. I don’t know what lens Matt works with but I’d guess that it’s something like a fixed 14mm.I like the way the close-up entry steps pull your attention through the open door to the main interior and out to the distant view. For lighting Matt apparently used a combination of two continuous lights in the entry and remotely triggered SB-28s in the bedroom. I like the way the areas on either side of the entry walk/bridge are dark and mysterious yet the texture of the stone on the right and the details of the foreground are nicely lit and the interiors spaces and view all are balanced.Nice job Matt! Feel free to fill us in on any of the details of this image.