Adding Lifestyle Components to Architectural Images by Trent Bell
April 5, 2018
The vast majority of my work is architectural, but I also add a lifestyle component to the spaces that I shoot. The composition as it best represents the space is paramount for me and my team. We are always considering where the viewer places themselves within our composition.
Generally, when we are shooting, it is a fairly seamless operation to add a lifestyle component. Once we have composed and shot the base architectural images, we have to then make the choice of how much motion blur the subjects should have. We also ask questions like: Will they be interacting with an element in the space or another person? Will they be passing through the space, or staying put?
Actually, now that I’m writing this out I realize that I’m just scratching the surface of how many considerations and choices we make in a shoot that are ingrained into our process. We don’t really stop and check off a list, but just naturally do these mental checks as second nature.