Long before moving to San Francisco I fell in love with available light when photographing interiors but have always supplemented, or enhanced the available light.
- When I learned to photograph interiors back in the early ’90’s it was imperative that we use supplemental lighting.
- The chemical film process had restrictions that could only be overcome with supplemental lighting.
- I have always used supplemental lighting with a delicate and disciplined hand, working only to enhance the character and emotional context of the spaces I photographed.
- Today it’s easier to work with available light, but I still prefer using some supplemental light on most of my images, much less and with much greater finesse now than back then, but I still feel it make a difference for most residential and commercial interiors.