Tips on shooting chalet
These are some photos taken out of my latest shoot from this week end.
I shot the Chalet Cristal in Praz sur Arly near Mégève in the French Alpes.
It's a luxury chalet that has close to 600 square meter size and can be ranted up to 10000 dollars a night with all the staff that goes with it (maids, cooks, massage etc…)
The place was big and my trick on shooting this type of spaces if to wait for the blue hour which was nice that day.
Then I shoot raw on a tripod, I very slightly under expose to make sure that all the highlights are never burned.
I never use any flash but use the existing light, but for that to work it should be a bit dark outside. But not too much otherwise your photos are too contrasty and whenever you see the sky outside you loose details. Shades of blue are more interesting then pure black.
The problem with that technic is that you have about 1 to 2 hours to take all the photos.
So I had an assistant prepare all the rooms with the fire etc… and I just ran from one room to another having taken shots earlier in the day so I knew what composition worked.