Creative Landscapes Deserve Creative Photography
For pool and landscape designers, there is no other way to highlight their work than with photography. From portfolios to publications, having amazing images for the projects they have created is essential in landing new clientele. From the greater Sacramento and San Francisco Bay areas, Red Tail Photography has photographed hundreds of residential and commercial landscapes.
Twilight is the Right Light
Many landscape designs incorporate lighting. Photographing at twilight not only allows the landscape lighting to "pop" in the image, but you also get the rich colors in the sky. If there is landscape lighting, or other light sources (pool lights, fire pits, etc.), there is no better time to photograph.
Commercial Landscape Photography
Possibly the biggest obstacle when photographing commercial landscapes are dealing with the public, both people and cars. Sometimes people can be utilized in the scene to give perspective, but the majority of times the client wants the images free of vehicles and people. This can be accomplished two ways, in post processing and removing people that are in the shots, or by shooting at a time then no one is around.
Residential Landscape Photography
There are many different aspects of landscape design (soft scape, hard scape, pool scape, elevations, lighting, leading lines, etc.). These are all considerations the designer planned into their design, and need to show in the pictures. A true professional photographer understanding how to take a 3 dimensional scene to a 2 dimensional image without loosing the design elements.