Architecture

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  • Architecture 
    A series of images from my Architecture class at Art Center College of Design.
  • I will be finished with this class on December 13, 2012.

    I will be continuing to further my skills in regards to shooting Architecture and interiors however that will be featured as a separate project as I will no longer continue to update this project.

    I am open to any assisting jobs as well as digital retouching.

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    Architecture on its own holds a strong place in my heart. I'm fascinated by finely designed architectural structures and buildings. Whether they are exteriors or interiors, I absolutely love to photograph architecture.

    The images below are all self scouted & shot with 4x5 film, either B&W or C-41.
    Images shot with the 4x5 camera is also shot with a 90mm lens (A requirement of the class).
    Some images are either film or DSLR and have been specified so in the picture caption.

    All the images have also been retouched by myself. [I love retouching.]

    The images have been cleaned up and/or have had to been reconstructed due to objects/distractions within the environment and/or space.


    © Vicky Moon
  • The image was shot with 4x5 B&W negative and digitally retouched.

    The image on the left is the original image. 
    The vantage point I had accentuated the interesting architectural structure however there were many distractions that surrounded the building. Through digital retouching I photoshopped out the streetlights and signage. 

    The image on the right is the final product after retouching. 
  • First Assignment: Black and White Architectural Image.
         4x5 Negative 

    Kentucky Fried Chicken, Los Angeles, CA.
  • First Assignment: Black and White Architectural Detail Shot.
         4x5 Negative
  • This structure was shot 4x5 color negative and digitally retouched.

    My vantage point was the only location to photograph the entire building while maintaining an angle that still captured interesting shadows on the far right side of the building. The left side of the image was blocked by a tree that I was unfortunately unable to chop down. 
    There was also a tree in front toward my right that would also be in frame, as well as the hideous guard tower and flag poles that took away from the details of the structure.

    The image on the right is the final product after retouching.

    Note: The color cast is from the scanner's output. The color correction must be fixed in post as the scanner is unable to scan accurately.
  • 2nd Assignment: Color Architectural Image.
         4x5 Color Negative.

    Rampart Police Station, Los Angeles, CA.


  • 2nd Assignment: Color Architectural Detail Shot. 
         4x5 Color Negative.
  • This high rise was shot 4x5 color negative and digitally retouched.

    The center image was an overall shot. This was the only vantage point I found where I could photograph the entire high rise, as many places did not allow me roof access. 
    However I noticed there were distractions blocking the entrance which I found distracting as well as taking away from the architecture of the structure. 

    The image on the far left (cropped) was taken by walking my 4x5 camera toward the edge of my vantage point in order to photograph the entrance to allow for reconstructing. 

    By using the entrance image I was able to reconstruct the bottom of the high rise. 
    Every plane was to be constructed separately as my distance from the structure created distortion.

    The far image on the right is the final product.

    Note: The color cast is from the scanner's output. The color correction must be fixed in post as the scanner is unable to scan accurately.

  • 3rd Assignment: High Rise.
                                4x5 Color Negative.

    JW-Marriot Ritz Carlton, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 3rd Assignment: High Rise Detail Shot.
    DSLR Canon T3i; 70-210.
    Note: For this assignment I felt that having a detail shot of the entrance was important, however I also felt that the abstraction of the architecture was also interesting thus two shots were taken.
  • 3rd Assignment: High Rise Detail Shot (alternate)
    DSLR Canon T3i; 70-210.
    Note: For this assignment I felt that having a detail shot of the entrance was important, however I also felt that the abstraction of the architecture was also interesting thus two shots were taken.
  • This image was shot digitally and digitally retouched.

    The image on the left is the original file of the LAPD HQ.
    The image on the right is the final product after retouching.

    One of the requirements to this assignment was to photograph an exterior in which both exterior lights and interior lights are on. 

    Special Note: I added lights on the tree that is on the roof (left side) of the building.
  • 4th Assingment: Night Shot
    DSLR Canon T3i; 16-35.

    LAPD Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 5th Assignment: Interior lit by Daylight.
    DSLR Canon 5D Mark ii; 16-35.
    Styled and Digitally Retouched by Myself.

    For this assignment we were to shoot an interior lit by daylight and had the option of turning on the practicles (additional light sources).

    We were to shoot 2 angles/shots of the interior of the space.
    This is the first angle.

    Note: This is a friend's home in Tarazana, CA.
    All styling was done by myself, except I was not allowed to touch the back shelf.
  • 5th Assignment: Interior lit by Daylight.
    DSLR Canon 5D Mark ii; 16-35.
    Styled and Digitally Retouched by Myself.

    For this assignment we were to shoot an interior lit by daylight and had the option of turning on the practicles (additional light sources).

    We were to shoot 2 angles/shots of the interior of the space.
    This is the second angle.


    Note: This is a friend's home in Tarazana, CA.
    All styling was done by myself.
  • 6th Assignment: Interior lit by Tungsten. 
    DSLR Canon 5D Mark ii; 16-35.

    For this assignment we were to shoot an interior and use additional lighting to light the space aside from the practicles. To light this interior, I lit the cabinets separately as well as the individual items within the space. Multiple exposures were done and later digitally combined for this final product. 


    All styling was done by myself.
  • 7th Assignment: Interior lit by strobes w/ a view.
    DSLR Canon 5D Mark ii; 16-35.

    This assignment required me to shoot an interior lit with strobes that would also properly expose for a scene outside a window. 
    To light this interior I used 3 strobes for the space inside and a reflector for the outside furniture. 

    All styling was done by myself.

  • 8th Assignment: Interior lit with any type of lighting incorporating a figure.
    DSLR Canon 5D Mark ii; 16-35.

    This assignment required me to shoot an interior that is occupied by a figure. The figure should compliment the scene. I chose to light my space using strobe to create a light and airy space.

    To light this interior I used 3 strobes for the space.

    All styling was done by myself.
  • 9th Assignment: Interior lit by Tungsten.
    DSLR Canon 5D Mark ii; 16-35.

    This was a second Tungsten lighting assignment for the class.

    For this assignment we were to shoot an interior and use additional lighting to light the space aside from the practicles. To light this interior, I lit the shower, walls, sides of the bathtub separately as well as the other individual items within the space. Multiple exposures were done and later digitally combined for this final product.


    All styling was done by myself.