Creating your Fine Art Property Photograph Wall Art

We've outlined the overall process for you below to make things as simple 1-2-3.

Initial contact

When you enquire about a Fine Art Property Photograph for your home or business, we’ll have a chat about what you want and what to expect from our service. I’ll also use this opportunity to get to know a little about yourself and your home. If you’re within an hour of me (I’m in Bradford, within glorious Yorkshire), I will come and have a look at your property to see if it’s suitable for a Fine Art Property Portrait. I’ll also show you a couple of samples of our amazing metal prints so you can really imagine your own home as a large print on the wall.
If you’re not within an hour we’ll have a video call to have a chat and see if your home is suitable.
Once confirmed we will then be able to agree a date and time for me to come and photograph your home. This will have to be flexible due to the nature of our beautiful, and yet unpredictable British weather! I can work in a slight drizzle but if it’s tipping it down or blowing a gale we may have to rearrange to make sure we get the best shots of your property.

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The photographic process

On the agreed date I will arrive at your property around an hour before sunset with my assistant (aka my wonderful husband). This gives us time to make sure everything is tidy, that objects are in the most aesthetically pleasing place, that we’re both happy with how your home will look, and to give us a chance to set up the camera in the best place to capture our photos.
The initial photos will be taken around 30 minutes before sunset – this gives me the base images for your artwork.
The next set of images are taken at sunset, if we’re lucky enough we’ll get a beautiful sky to compliment the finished image. However, if the sky isn’t kind to us I can use my editing skills in post-production to improve the image.
We’ll then wait a little while until it gets completely dark. In the winter that’s quite quick but in summer it does take a little longer. We’ll ask you to put all the lights on inside the property so we can capture the details inside. Once we’ve done that we’ll use our specialist lighting technique to light any personal possessions, especially any that are truly special to you that you’d really want to be seen in the final artwork. Once we’ve finished inside, we’ll use our specialist lighting techniques again outside to bring out the character and personality of your property. The final stage is to make sure that we have every image that we need to be able to create your heirloom piece of art, that you can pass on down the generations to remember your family home.

The editing process

After I’ve captured all of your images, of which I may have 100-200, I will refine them to around 40-60 images depending on the complexity of the property. These will then be used in the final photograph which will be compiled with the following sections – the main part of the house, the sky at sunset, the photos of the inside showing the lights and rooms, the light painting any personal possessions, the light painting the outside of the property, and finally any additional images that are required to complete the finished artwork.
Once I’ve selected all the files I need to build the artwork I will begin the process of layering them all together to form a base image. This brings out all the detail and character of the property and often unveils details that you wouldn’t notice. The next stage is to bring out the details inside the house, this takes many layers. A camera can’t see as much dynamic range as your eyes can so I manually select different exposures to bring out all of the range, from the brightest to the darkest.
The inside lights are then blended into the building to give the photo a balance between the lights and the building. I use the light painting that I’ve done inside to bring out your personal possessions so you can really see the details that will bring back memories of those special moments. The next stage is the outside light painting. This creates shape, interest and pools of light to draw your eyes into the image. Each individual pool of light is mixed with the property base image to give great detail to the building.
When I get a lovely sky to photograph on the day I’ll bring out the colour, texture and shapes to compliment your home. Sometimes we won’t be lucky with the weather so I’ve taken years to build up a library of suitable skies to use. I want the sky to complement your property, so if I have to replace the sky I will look at the overall photographic feeling to compliment the artwork. Once all the layers have been put together, I look at the complete Fine Art style of the photograph and use light and shade to complete the transformation of the initial images into an amazing piece of artwork for your wall.

The finished product

Having taken so much creativity and time to produce your piece of art, your Fine Art Property Photography wall art is presented on a fantastic metal print. This is produced by fusing a photograph onto a thin panel of aluminium. This specialist printing process picks up all the detail that I’ve created inside your home, on the walls of the building, and the garden and the sky, to give the artwork a real depth with beautiful colour definition that makes your home really come to life.
My standard-size of photographic art is the 30×20 metal print which is a fantastic size to be hung on your wall over a fireplace or sofa. Larger sizes are available to make your wall art stand out even more.

Ready to find out more?

Get in touch with Karen today to start creating your property immortalised in fine art.