Both literal and figurative, outside the box photography takes the visual experience beyond the normal, conventional, expected, or average to the next level.
Most architectural photography is confined to the limits of the 35mm frame. In many instances, this is "ok." But, there is often the urge to go further, extend the vision of the project beyond what is conventionally visible in a photograph.
Frequently, important details exist above and below the borders of the 35mm frame. What does the ceiling look like? Why are the woman's feet cut off? To overcome issues like this which diminish the image, two sets of photos are shot, one for the top half of the scene and one for the bottom half of the scene.
Using sophisticated shooting and post processing techniques, the two halves of the image are combined. Called a vertical panorama, the resulting final image is more dynamic showing more of the floor, the near subject's feet, and the ceiling detail giving a more complete story of the project. Literally, outside the box.
Another example of outside the box photography is horizontal panoramas. Going wide is more dramatic and provides more context to a project. In this case, a set of four images were taken using a panoramic tripod.
Using a sophisticated stitching application, the photos are combined to form one impactful image. Many clients find numerous uses for this type of image, particularly for banner photos on web sites.
SILVERMAN uses a narrative approach to creating compelling portraits. Prior to shooting, time is set aside to get to know each person. As each person talks about themselves and what they do, they relax and frequently demonstrate the best poses and expressions for them. Once the photography begins, an ongoing dialogue results in authentic, genuine expression. More dramatic lighting, unorthodox camera positions, and off axis composition help us to go further. Upon seeing her photos, one of my clients actually said, "Wow! Those are outside the box!"