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Professional Photography for Artefacto – Regalia Model Unit

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Professional photography for Artefacto. ©2014 professional photographer Craig Denis
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Architectural photography for Artefacto. ©2014 professional photographer Craig Denis
Professional Photography - artefacto
Professional photography for Artefacto. ©2014 professional photographer Craig Denis
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Commercial photography for Artefacto. ©2014 professional photographer Craig Denis

23 Floors up, over looking Sunny Isles Beach is this model unit completely furnished out by Artefacto for their dream homes advertising campaign. Artefacto sells completely furnished units in some of Miami’s most high-end buildings. The Regalia in Sunny Isles is their newest edition. The unique factor about the Regalia is that each floor is one unit with a 360 degree balcony and unimpeded views to the north which it will stay that way, as this is the last plot of land on Sunny Isles. The neighboring city of Golden Beach does not allow high rise buildings so unlike many buildings in Miami, this view that the bedroom overlooks is not temporary.

For professional photographers, the challenge with interior photography projects like this is getting an exposure balance between the cruicial exterior view and the interior setting. With the clever use of strobe lighting this issue can be achieved quite smoothly.

Although Craig Denis is a professional photographer based in Miami, he travels anywhere for a photographic project. Visit his official website www.craigdenis.com to learn more.

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet-Bal Harbour Location
©2013 Professional Interior Photographer Craig Denis
Audemars Piguet-Bal Harbour Location
©2013 Professional Interior Photographer Craig Denis
Audemars Piguet-Bal Harbour Location
©2013 Professional Interior Photographer Craig Denis
Audemars Piguet-Bal Harbour Location
©2013 Professional Interior Photographer Craig Denis

In this commercial photography shoot for Audemars Piguet, a high-end Swiss watch dealer at the Shoppes of Bal Harbour in Miami, we focused on the interior features that make their new boutique so unique. The lighting under the main table gives it a futuristic feel and the illusion that it  is floating, while in contrast the use of stone and wood elements and the tv screen rotating images of landscapes give it a more natural outdoors look. The little rock gardens with live moss are a really nice touch as well. From a professional photographer’s stand point this was a fun project the store was very well lit but we did hit a few accents of our own lighting to bring out some details.

Artefacto – Grove at Grand Bay

Artefacto Showroom for the Grove at Grand Bay
Artefacto Showroom “Before”
©2013 Professional Photographer Craig Denis
Artefacto Showroom for the Grove at Grand Bay
Artefacto Showroom “After”
©2013 Professional Photographer Craig Denis

In this beast of a post production project for Artefacto I was once again asked to make miracles happen to turn this showroom model unit for the soon to be Grove at Grand Bay in Coconut Grove, Miami into what looks like a penthouse apartment sitting room. In the before and after images above you can see that the room I was dealing with presented many challenges. As many commercial photographers know, preconception of the final image in post production had to be thought about while the shoot was happening. The view from the before image features a row of fake floor to ceiling windows with a printed picture of what the view will be. Artefacto’s creative team provided me with the original photos taken to print the window view, I then had to free transform and perspective control those files to fit exactly over the printed windows. Strategic professional photography lighting was set on location to bring the After image to life and further color balance was required in photoshop to give the room a daylight look to match the dropped in view from the outside. The final image is going to be used for Artefacto’s advertising campaign for this location and will be featured as a double page spread in Ocean Drive  Magazine and Florida Design

Check out my previous “Before and After” post to see a little video I put together for more before and after architectural photography samples.

 

Architectural Photography Before and After

 

 

(to view in HD change to 720p on the settings icon on the bottom right of the video screen)

Professional Photographer Craig Denis sheds some light on a few images from his Interior and Architectural Photography archive. The before and after images in the above videos demonstrate what great lighting can do to enhance a photograph. These images have made for great advertising photography campaigns for his commercial clients.

Craig is currently based in Miami, Florida but is willing to travel anywhere for a photo shoot.

 

Artefacto – Ocean House, Miami Beach

Artefacto-Ocean House on South Beach, Professional Interior Photography by Craig Denis
©2013 Professional Interior Photographer Craig Denis
Artefacto-Ocean House on South Beach, Professional Interior Photography by Craig Denis
©2013 Professional Interior Photographer Craig Denis
Artefacto-Ocean House on South Beach, Professional Interior Photography by Craig Denis
©2013 Professional Interior Photographer Craig Denis

 

Artefacto, is a Brazilian based furniture design company which is making quite an impact in the Miami interior design scene. Working with Alef Construction Group, they provide fully furnished condos in some of Miami’s most sought after spots to live. In this project I was commissioned to shoot a completed project at the Ocean House on South Beach for an advertising campaign to push Artefacto’s new furniture product line. These images were featured in Florida Design Magazine as well as other South Florida publications.

AIMCO – Architectural Photography of the Yacht Club at Brickell

Yacht Club at Brickell, architectural photography by Craig Denis
©2013 Architectural Photographer Craig Denis
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©2013 Architectural Photographer Craig Denis
Yacht Club at Brickell, architectural photography by Craig Denis
©2013 Architectural Photographer Craig Denis

Yacht Club at Brickell is an AIMCO run property down in the high-end Brickell area of Miami. Set against a backdrop of Biscayne Bay it offers fantastic views of both downtown as well as the Bay and Atlantic Ocean. After shooting some environmental portraits for AIMCO at the Flamingo on South Beach, they contacted me to shoot some architectural photography of the facade of the Yacht Club both at twilight and during the day for some new commercial advertising that they are planning to do. When shooting a subject like this it is always important to make the building and surrounding landscaping look as clean as possible and that often means a little extra photoshop time than a professional photographer is willing to spend, but when the end result is as clean as these images look it is well worth the extra effort.

Michael Dawkins Home, Miami Design District

Michael Dawkins Home product photography by Craig Denis
©2013 professional photographer Craig Denis
Michael Dawkins Home product photography by Craig Denis
©2013 professional photographer Craig Denis
Michael Dawkins Home product photography by Craig Denis
©2013 professional photographer Craig Denis

Michael Dawkins Home is a well known furniture and interior design accessory store located in the heart of Miami’s Design District. Known for their eclectic minimalistic approach, the products that they carry are usually have a neutral feel with a very unique, timeless quality. The samples featured here are new pieces designed by Michael Dawkins himself and unlike the Scan Design photography shoot that we did, Michael wanted to keep the lighting bright and airy and have it shot on a white seamless with minimal shadow drop. These images will be used in his new advertising campaign in Miami and as a commercial photographer, shooting simple product shots are one of my favorite things to photograph. Keeping the mind set less is more often applies to the the art of professional photography.

BG Studio – Celebrity Reflection

BG Studio - Celebrity Reflection, Interior Photography by Craig Denis
©2013 Professional Interior Photographer Craig Denis
BG Studio - Celebrity Reflection, Interior Photography by Craig Denis
©2013 Professional Interior Photographer Craig Denis
BG Studio - Celebrity Reflection, Interior Photography by Craig Denis
©2013 Professional Interior Photographer Craig Denis
BG Studio - Celebrity Reflection, Interior Photography by Craig Denis
©2013 Professional Interior Photographer Craig Denis
BG Studio - Celebrity Reflection, Interior Photography by Craig Denis
©2013 Professional Interior Photographer Craig Denis
BG Studio - Celebrity Reflection, Interior Photography by Craig Denis
©2013 Professional Interior Photographer Craig Denis
BG Studio - Celebrity Reflection, Interior Photography by Craig Denis
©2013 Professional Interior Photographer Craig Denis
BG Studio - Celebrity Reflection, Interior Photography by Craig Denis
©2013 Professional Interior Photographer Craig Denis
BG Studio - Celebrity Reflection, Interior Photography by Craig Denis
©2013 Professional Interior Photographer Craig Denis
BG Studio - Celebrity Reflection, Interior Photography by Craig Denis
©2013 Professional Interior Photographer Craig Denis

When I was approached by BG Studio International, interior designers from New York City to shoot another commercial photography project I was excited to hear that this would be the 3rd cruise ship that they helped design. They already had won awards for this project from just their design renderings alone and they were eagerly awaiting these images for a publication. We only had a limited time to complete a pretty vast shot list aboard Celebrity’s newest ship the Reflection and many challenges came with this project. The beautiful Reflection Suite was among the most challenging with it’s massive wall of windows overlooking the stern of the ship. The room was completely in silhouette and needed to be brought out with strategic strobe lighting to balance the interior with the view from outside, a technique that many interior photographers have had to master.

The Maintenance Man, South Beach Fl

Humberto at the Flamingo, South Beach by Professional Photographer Craig Denis
©2013 Professional Photographer Craig Denis
Humberto at the Flamingo, South Beach by Professional Photographer Craig Denis
©2013 Professional Photographer Craig Denis
Humberto at the Flamingo, South Beach by Professional Photographer Craig Denis
©2013 Professional Photographer Craig Denis
Humberto at the Flamingo, South Beach by Professional Photographer Craig Denis
©2013 Professional Photographer Craig Denis

Humberto the maintenance manager at the Flamingo on South Beach is the first from a series of environmental portraits for AIMCO’s “Meet Out People” advertising campaign which will be featured on their new upcoming website. Strobe lighting was used to balance the midday sun to bring Humberto out of silhouette in the outside shots.

AJP Design System: Normandy Island Residence, Miami Beach

AJP Design Systems, Normandy Island Residence
©2013 Architectural photography by Craig Denis
AJP Design Systems, Normandy Island Residence
©2013 Interior photography by Craig Denis
AJP Design Systems, Normandy Island Residence
©2013 Interior photography by Craig Denis
AJP Design Systems, Normandy Island Residence
©2013 Interior photography by Craig Denis
AJP Design Systems, Normandy Island Residence
©2013 Interior photography by Craig Denis
AJP Design Systems, Normandy Island Residence
©2013 Architectural photography by Craig Denis
AJP Design Systems, Normandy Island Residence
©2013 Interior photography by Craig Denis
AJP Design Systems, Normandy Island Residence
©2013 Interior photography by Craig Denis

The retro, minimalistic style by AJP Design Systems really fit this recently restored vintage 1940’s house. Sitting quietly on Miami Beach’s Normandy Island it has stunning views overlooking Biscayne Bay. We chose to shoot the back at dusk to use professional lighting to make the white house pop against the deep blue sky, a standard trick for architectural photographers.