Making Photos vs Taking Photos: There's a tendency amongst some architectural, design, and build professionals to discount the value and complexity of creating top notch, publishable images. This relatively simple photo of a pool house bathroom is a case in point. Using professional quality equipment (specifically, a tilt-shift lens to eliminate wide angle distortion), this final image was sourced from 24 total photos. The image was divided into 2 halves: the top half and the bottom half. Photos were taken at a variety of exposures to optimize luminance. In addition, one set of photos was taken focused on the back wall and another set was taken focused on the left corner cabinet.
Each set of images, front and back, top and bottom, was processed as HDR (High Dynamic Range) images. Using Helicon Focus software, focus was optimized from front to back. I used PTGui software to precisely stitch the top half with the bottom half.
The final two operations involved optimizing the color, sharpness, and tonality using OnOne Software applications Perfect Effects and Enhance. Finally, the image was cropped and retouched using Adobe Photoshop CC and noise reduction was applied using Google Nik Dfine.
The result: a perfect image suitable for many uses up to and including high end print advertising and editorial.