Master Bath

The key to photographing this gorgeous master ensuite was to get inside the designer’s mind and pull together the elements that were in his/her vision. The colors are clearly drawn from the outdoors, greens and wood grains, which are also incorporated in the glass panels over the sinks (more visibile in this angle:)

The view out the center window is foliage and sky, and the left and right panels, with inlaid twig patterns, provide a beautiful continuity while preserving the user’s privacy. Twin mirrors mounted in front of the glass add a 3-dimensional quality as well.

I wanted to make sure the wood grains glowed the way I experienced them on-site, and retaining the subtle colors in the glass was critical. I felt that the exposure of the view in the mirrors had to match that of the vanity and surroundings; this turned out to the be most difficult aspect of the shot.

I’m quite pleased with the result, and the top image is on my short list for inclusion in an upcoming portfolio update.

5 responses to “Master Bath

  1. Scott, I hope you’ll post this in the group and fill us in on the lighting. I have a feeling this wasn’t just a single flash overhead.

  2. So how did you light this shot Scott?

  3. I could be wrong, but it appears as though this is entirely ceiling bounce from the strobe (in the shower) plus possibly enfused ambient shots.

    Great end result!

  4. Lighting this was pretty simple, really. Main thing was that I wanted to keep the lights out of the mirrors.
    2 lights, both bounced from up high (sorry, Ian; no blending).
    One more or less over the camera, one camera right.
    I experimented with one inside the shower area, especially for the alternate angle, but it didn’t work so good. The theory was that the frosted glass would act as a giant diffusion panel.


  5. Brilliantly done, Scott.

    I just finished editing a shoot where I missed moving at least one obviously misplaced piece of furniture–never mind “getting inside the designer’s mind”.
    So much to learn!

    Your exposure here is even and perfect–everything is balanced. It’s bright and crisp without your lighting being obvious.

    Thanks for another very helpful post!

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