Interiors Photographer Ireland 

As an interiors photographer your biggest challenge is the lighting contrast between light and dark areas in a scene. With interiors, this range is the difference between dark shadow areas and brightly lit or window areas. When standing in a room, the human eye can see a much higher range of light than a camera can capture with a single shot. There are various photographic & lighting techniques which can be used to overcome these limitations. I use off camera flash & continuous lighting setups along with other image taking & editing techniques to ensure that the images you get are the same as when you are standing in the room.

Lighting considerations when photographing interior spaces

All cameras are severely limited at capturing interior spaces & depending on the scene, very often need to be supplemented with additional lighting. Below are some before & after samples taking this month from shoots for the upcoming publication of Upstairs Downstairs magazine... (June 2016) When lighting interiors, I favour Profoto strobes & speedlites (flashes) triggered remotely off camera, typically requiring 3-4 light sources per image for larger spaces. It never ceases to amaze me just how bad test shots look straight out of camera without the addition of artificial lighting. In larger interiors, segment lighting is required to light segments of a scene individually and then blend multiple segment lit photos in photoshop to produce the final image. The final images should resemble what the human eye sees, however cameras really struggle with high contrast scenes where there are extremes between highlight & shadow areas, and single images taken without the assistance of artificial light rarely look natural to us. This is due to a cameras inability to see the full range of light that our eyes can see, in comparison, cameras can capture about half that range of light in a single image. Often the hardest part of an interiors shoot is finding places to hide the light sources...

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Above: a shoot for "Inspiring Spaces" company, published in Upstairs Downstairs Magazine

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Above: a cover page shoot for Upstairs Downstairs magazine

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Interior shoot at Rogue & Co, Roscommon

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Interiors Shoot at An Cupan Tae, Galway

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Above: The lobby at Jury's Inn hotel, Galway

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Hi, I'm Gerard, an experienced wedding photographer & photography teacher. I photograph weddings throughout Ireland & I'm based in Co. Galway in the west of Ireland.

I'd consider myself to be a people person, I know how to bring out the best in my couples & I take what I do very seriously, but you would never think so when working with me.

I've been photographing weddings for 6 years; my style is very much documentary in nature & I’ve found over the years the best way to capture beautiful moments is to let them occur naturally. Many love stories have unfolded in front of my cameras and it truly is an honour when a couple places their trust in me to document their day.

While some of my couples live only a few miles away, others plan their wedding from abroad & I place great emphasis on taking care of my couples both pre & post wedding. If you like the idea of a photographer who will guide you through each step from the pre-wedding meeting, the day itself & right through to delivering your printed story in an Italian handmade album, I'd love to hear from you...