I recently had the opportunity to try out architectural photography on a beautiful log home in Island Park, Idaho. The interior of this log home was designed beautifully and had plenty of amazing subjects to photograph. Time was short, but it was well worth it to capture amazing photos of the interior of this log home.

For this photoshoot, I used my camera’s kit lens (15-45mm) to get as wide of a shot as I could. However, had I used a specialized wide-angle lens, many of the shots would have been much easier. I would highly recommend purchasing a wide-angle lens if you choose to pursue architectural photography. This would have made my photography of the log home much simpler.

This photography process began early in the morning immediately after I had finished capturing shots of the exterior portion of the log home. There were several other photographers alongside me, so we each had to rotate quickly through each room. It was a constant struggle trying to capture the perfect shot while someone else would randomly find their way in front of your camera. Nevertheless, I am super happy with many of the amazing photographs I managed to capture of this beautiful log home.


My main goal for this photoshoot was to capture the amazing accent pieces of each room. In some cases it was props, in others, it was the structure of the room itself. Each room had amazing attributes that were so much fun to capture. Everything tied so well together to show the complete beauty of the log home as a whole.

To best light my photography of the log home, I set up bracketing on my camera. By bracketing all of my shots, I was able to get three separate exposures for each image I could take into editing. This would make it possible later to go through and merge these pictures to get the best amount of detail. It also helped a lot with maintaining the colors of the sky.

Bracketing is a camera setting that you can set up on your camera. By bracketing, you capture an additional overexposed and underexposed shot according to how you set the settings of your device. The overexposed shot will give you well-illuminated details of your main subject, while the underexposed shot will give you well-illuminated details of the sky. The original shot, which is captured at your specified exposure, will give you the natural highlights and shadows of the photograph. By merging each of these individual shots later during editing, you can take the great quality of each to get one amazing photograph. This worked amazingly in my log home photography.










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