One day, a friend of mine Kent called me after he saw my blog, asking me to help him to shoot some interior pictures of a few kitchens renovated by him.
Without thinking much, I quickly agreed because it was a good opportunity for me to try out interior photography.
The first kitchen we went is located in Ampang. It is a modern kitchen designed with a lot of indirect blue lights hidden behind or under the cabinets.
It belongs to a wealthy family whose owner is a Dato’. The size of the kitchen itself (dry + wet) is bigger than my entire apartment.
It took me quite some time to find out the best way to light up a kitchen this big. At the end, what I did was shooting with small aperture, slow shutter speed and then bounce the flashlight through an umbrella off the ceiling.
The family was so excited about the photoshoot they even asked me to shoot some portraits of their cute baby girl.
After that, we went to the second kitchen which is located in Rawang. I really love this kitchen with its orange tiles and white furnitures.
This time the shoot was faster and easier since the trial-and-error from the first shoot.
The orange kitchen comes with a classic dining hall on the other side.
If you think that lighting the space is the hardest part of interior photography, think again.
What’s more difficult than lighting is styling the space. The amount of attention paid to decorate the subject and the background will just scares you off.
I must say that Connie and sister (Kent’s friends) have done a really good job in making sure that everything that goes into the camera’s frame is perfect.
Next destination, another kitchen in Kajang. This kitchen belongs to a chef who works at Marriott Putrajaya.
The owner was very excited as well and insisted me to take a few portraits of him for his Facebook profile picture.
At the end, kitchen shooting turned into Facebook profile picture shooting, and lastly turned into family portrait shooting.
Well, it was really a long and tired day. But I really had fun shooting the kitchens and the people behind them.
And most importantly, I was really satisfied with all the pictures I got at the end of the day.