Contemporary Kitchen, Los Altos, CA
Photographed for Rutt of Los Altos

Contemporary Kitchen, Los Altos, CA
Photographed for Rutt of Los Altos

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I was impressed by the use of color and contrast in this kitchen. I was concerned that the strong contrast of the red upholstery and black wood of the stools against the white island would dominate the image.  

To combat this I positioned the camera to create a strong composition that would draw the eye deep into the image and back out again. We strategically placed the styling elements of fruit bowl, baskets and salad to create a dynamic image that is full of energy and visual motion.  

I use this image in my CEU presentation “Photography for Interior Designers” to instruct people how to create a visual path through an image using strategic camera positioning  and styling elements.