As I've posted previously, my brand of architectural photography is more than just taking pictures, it's MAKING pictures. The final image shown just below was created from numerous images using advanced equipment, advanced shooting and processing techniques, and several applications.
24 shots were initially taken. 12 shots were taken for the top half of the scene split into 6 images shot with the focus point in the back of the room, and 6 images shot with the focus point in the front of the room. This was repeated for the bottom half of the image. Each set of 6 images was taken at different exposures to reveal shadows, mid-tones, and highlights. A Canon 24mm T/S lens made this possible. In addition, my newest piece of equipment was used, a mast. This Manfrotto mast, a large tripod, can potentially go as high as 24 feet. In this case it was raised about 10 feet. The camera was controlled using the CamRanger and an iPad.
Following, two people were placed in the scene and several single shots were taken. The following was the shot used for the final image.
The top half of the image, consisting of 6 images focused to the back of the room, were processed as HDR using Nik/Google's application, HDR Efex. The same was done for the 6 images focused to the back of the room. And, this was repeated for the bottom half of the image. The two top half images were focus stacked using Helicon Focus to maximize Depth of Field. The same was done for the bottom half of the image. Nik/Google Dfine was used to reduce noise after HDR Efex.
The photo with the two people was masked into the bottom image.
Using PTGui, a sophisticated panorama application, the top half and the bottom half of the images were stitched together. The people had to be masked into the top half of the image. Following, Photoshop CS was used to crop the image to square, eliminating some canvas on the right side of the scene, and the image was finished in OnOne Suite 9.5 Perfect Effects Dynamic Contrast.
So...this is creating an image literally out of the traditional 35mm frame's box and going far beyond the idea of just "taking" a picture. Extending the point of view, adding Depth of Field, and extending Dynamic Range.