Very rarely will a scene look as perfect as the final image. The focus of the image is to draw the eye into the client's commercial intention, whether it be the exterior of a building features or magnitude, the interior inviting feeling or, more like the goal, all of the above. The images below show the normal view and the final image comprised of 2 to 120 photos to complete along with a vision and digital skills.
The trait of a true professional photographer is the ability to see, control and create light, consistently producing three dimensional images from a two dimensional medium.
One of my first extreme 'make overs' was Centennial Bank, but as you see, it was Liberty Bank when I first photographed it. A month after I completed the image, it was bought by Centennial Bank. The dark tinted windows presented the most challenge to bring out the interior's patriotic colors.
Legacy Bank HQ in Springdale Arkansas is an obvious example. The focus is the building, there are so many distractions the goal is lost, becomes secondary and looses the effect and appeal. Eliminating power lines, sky, cleaning pavement, cleaning window reflections and fixing interior makes for a impressive images.
Crabby's Seafood Bar & Grill has a great interior atmosphere, but in photos, it looses it touch. Just under 40 images created the final work of art.
This is a lounge at Grand Village in Fayetteville. Approximately 30 photos were composited to create the final image.
Nabholz Construction's work for The New School, in Fayetteville Arkansas, was completed in record time maintaining the quality they are known for. Needing images quickly, the landscaping was not ready, so after editing the building, I fixed the grass, among other things, to draw the eye in.
University of Arkansas' Don Tyson Agriculture Science Center, by Nabholz Construction, in Fayetteville Arkansas. A good example of distracting lighting without planning for several photos and compositing.
Admiral Movers in Lowell by Nabholz Construction. The focus of the front was the angled roof line.