I was asked by Carolyn, from Barnabas House Bed and Breakfast in Yelverton, if I could shoot the interior, bedrooms and bathrooms as well as the breakfast rooms to update their website after a recent refurbishment. Interiors are something that I have the least experience with but I explained what I could offer. We discussed what type of shots Carolyn wanted and also to take some off-the-cuff shots to add some flare.
I am lucky enough to have a 17mm Tilt and Shift lens from Canon which I knew, with the Metabones adapter and the Sony A7R, would be the wide angle of choice as it allows for straight verticals and prevents convergence. Also I was keen to use my new Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 for close-up shots. The A7R was a perfect addition to the kit. I used some fill-in flash with a remote flash setup and my Canon Speedlight with added use of a diffuser.
I spend the first hour looking around the different rooms and getting a feel for the light levels. Outside the sun was shining and strong light was coming through the windows. Some of the rooms had more ambient light than others. Getting a feel for the best positions in each room required a bit of thought, perhaps not unlike landscape photography.
A full afternoon’s work and then another morning’s processing they were finished with several different views of each bedroom, bathroom and the breakfast room as well as the owners outside in the sun. They were both very happy with the results and will be live very soon on their website. I did manage a sunset of Great Staple Tor with a friend on the way home which was a nice way to finish.