Making Photos vs Taking Photos: Removing Elements to Create a Better Architecture Image
Even in normal times, school classrooms are often cluttered busy spaces that include materials and other resources teachers need to deliver quality instruction to their students. Add modifications to space due to COVID-19 factors and architectural photography becomes even more challenging.
In order to create a strong interior design image that can be used by architects, interior designers, and construction specialists in Minnesota, it's important to address and remove distracting elements. Even though this was a relatively modest architecture photo, we took the time to remove red tape on the floor as well as notes and posters on the walls. We also removed items and markings on the white board.
Similarly, we encountered six feet social distance stickers at this school architecture project. This is now very common in many projects but is not part of the architectural design.
We removed all of the floor stickers as well as some distracting elements on the walls.
COVID-19 precautions are taken very seriously by schools and everyone involved with K-12 education. This results in social distance markings throughout schools including the cafeteria. The architect who designed this space never envisioned this kind of marking or signage.
Recognizing that this was never the intent of the design, we take the time to carefully remove the "x" tape marks on the floor as well as on the lunch room table seats. We also removed most of the distracting reflections from the floor. This takes time; sometimes up to an hour to edit an image. But, it's clearly worth it because the final image will have long lasting value for the client.
To see more of SILVERMAN'S architecture portfolio of education images, click here.
More articles about photography: click here
Silverman Be Remarkable