Lucas Kay Interiors Photography: Architectural Shoot

Just a quick behind the scenes look at a recent photo shoot I did for Sun Moon Yoga in Mankato, MN. I was editing on the spot so I set up Photobooth on my Mac and sped the process up – hence, the poor quality and no voice over during the time lapse. This is not intended to be an instructional video by any means, just a look into my thought process and how I go about a basic Interiors/Architectural Photography shoot. “Like” us on Facebook at or visit to see more work.

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  1. mohamed abdel-hady
    April 28, 2013

    lighting for interiors really confuses me
    some say it's best to shoot right before sunset or after dawn
    others expose for the outdoor light which is usually blown away then they balance the interior exposure by turning on room lights and adding strobes light when needed and bouncing it off the ceiling am i right??

  2. Jordan Powers
    April 29, 2013

    I really think it all depends on what you are trying to accomplish with your resulting shot. For the most part, though, you are right.

  3. mohamed abdel-hady
    March 16, 2014

    i can understand the role of the umbrella but what does the other flash aiming backwards do? is it adding more fill to the general scene?

  4. mohamed abdel-hady
    March 16, 2014

    also if i may ask do u expose entirely for the exterior and compensate with the flash lights or slow down ur shutter a little bit to let the ambient mix with the strobes for a more natural feel then mask in the windows from another exposure?

  5. Ovi Haliuc
    April 28, 2016

    Video shot on a NOKIA 3310

  6. vojtech mejzlik
    September 4, 2017

    I like the way you combined the ambient and flash light just right. No sign of "over" HDR. Nice and decent lighting. Like it!

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