The latest location shoot for Karen Walker Design. This time it’s a commercial interior for the Best Western New Kent Hotel in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne. All natural images again. Five-shot bracketed exposures (but not processed as HDR files*) just so I didn’t loose detail in the highlights and the shadows. Also it’s an interior project with an added extra – a short film.

* The stills had to look visually the same as the film – the cine camera was set to shoot S-log 3 files.

Below are the Behind The Scenes images followed by examples of Karen’s project pages on her website along with the short film. Then as an added extra, there’s another case study from Rothay Garden Hotel in the Lake District.

However, the most important part of this commission is also shown in the images below. Jam Donuts!! They are now part of my new Terms and Conditions. If you can cast your mind back to a holiday let near Bamburgh the lovely Karen also plied me with mini Victoria Sponge cakes. Now that I think of it, there’s definitely a pattern forming here!

The usual equipment for a commission like this was Nikon D800e, Nikon 24/45/85 PCE lenses, 28mm and 35mm PC lens but the majority of the images were all created using the 45m PCE. The motion was created with a Sony FX30 with a Sigma 30mm f1.4 or an old 28mm f2.8 M42 screw lens from the 1970’s using a Kenro slider and a Zacuto EVF.

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