I shot this image this evening. Being inside -looking outside can happen at any time of the day and the photographer has to understand the different kind of light source he/she has to deal with. The light on the inside is definitely different than the light outside. I believe it is of the utmost importance for every photographer to see these differences and to use different light in his/her composition.
This image has a great feeling of depth. The door knob on the right through the door, along the pathway, the street and the house across the street are all elements of this deep 3D impression. I used a single raw photograph that I developed for the outside first and saved as a tif file. Then I used the same raw file that I developed for the inside of the house. The second image I put as a layer on top of the tif file and created and painted a mask that made the outside of the tif file (outside) visible.
Enjoy and try this easy to use technique.
I could have given this image the title “Being outside – looking inside.”
Enjoy and keep on photographing!
This weeks exercise is about being inside a building and looking outside. You have to deal with two completely different light situations. Usually the light on the outside is much for bright and you get some sort of silhouette of the subject on the inside. There are different methods to solve the problem. You can use a flash to brighten up the inside of you can take two shots, one exposed for the inside and one for the outside and combine them in post-production.
Another issue is focusing and f stop. Do you focus for inside or outside. Do you take two image and combine them in post- production. Do you know the hyper-focal distance of your lens? These are all issues that you have to deal with if you want to create a great image.
As always, have fun with this exercise!
What do you think? Did I use a flash or did I expose twice?