December AIA Newsletter

One of our clients, Levitch Associates, Inc. is featured in the December East Bay AIA ARCHNews. The article describes the challenges of a residential remodeling project in East Bay city of Albany. The article includes several photos we captured of the project including the kitchen and bath. We’ve photographed over three dozen projects for Levitch in the past three years, with projects ranging from residential remodels to salon and restaurant remodels. The Levitch website features much of our work. We’ll be photographing more work for Levitch in 2019.

A Week in Review

I’ve been very busy the past few weeks. Here’s what one week looked like,  with six shoots in seven days. On Saturday October 27 we were at Ashby Lumber’s Concord store to capture photos for their new website. One of the location on that site is their milling facility.

Milling facility at Ashby Lumber’s Concord store.

While it might not be as glamorous as some of the jobs we shoot, it did prove challenging. The lighting in the milling facility presented an extreme range of light values with bright sun streaming in the barn door openings, a dark interior an people working the big band saw. To manage this we set up the camera to capture multiple exposures. We used Photomatix with the ghosting option to remove the ghosting caused by people in different positions in different exposures. On Sunday October 28 we were at the Berkeley store.

On Monday morning we photographed a whole house remodel  in the Sea Cliff region of San Francisco for Stephen Barlow Architect, an out-of-town architect based in New York. We started on the top floor of the project with the bedroom/solarium and worked our way down four flights  of stairs to the basement.

Bedroom/Solarium Sea Cliff Remodel

Tuesday morning found us photographing a bathroom remodel in Berkeley  for Levitch Design/Build Associates.

Bath remodel photographed for Levitch Design/Build Associates

Thursday we took the day off and I went paddling with some kayaking buddies. More on that at wherestreve.com.

On Friday morning, it was another project for Levitch Design/Build Associates. A basement/garage remodel that included a kitchenette.

Kitchenette

Then after a few hours of down time we headed to the Westfield Shopping Center in San Francisco to photograph store displays for Adidas. For this gig we start after the store closes at 8:30 in the evening and work for a couple of hours to capture the images the client needs.

The Adidas Ready to Go Campaign

The demand for our services seems to keep growing.