Hello all! This is my first post in this forum and I wanted to see if anyone could help me out with a shot I just can´t nail.
A little background:
So, I have always considered myself an advanced amateur, meaning I have a nice amount of gear, enjoy the hell out of it, use it constantly but up until a week ago I had never earned a dime using it. Being an amateur photographer can be deceiving, you go out, shoot hundreds of pics, choose a couple you like and feel like a pro. But, once you grab an assignment you have to raise the bar by a hell of a lot. It simply makes you respect the craft of photography a hell of a lot more.
As I said, I have a nice amount of gear:
-Davis and Sanford tripod
-Sony CZ 24-70mm f2.8
-Sony 20mm f2.8
-Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art
Photographing a University Campus for their website and online magazine.
Ok, I never told or implied to the client that I was an A class architectural photographer. I just haven´t earned that title yet. Still, he liked my interior & Exterior shots of random buildings I´ve found interesting around Mexico City. So I was hired.
The facilities are simply awesome. It´s an old building adapted to the 21st century and they did a great job with the decor. But, being an old building in Mexico City, the spaces are really reduced.
(Straight out of camera JPEGs)
Ok, so the weather was not helping out that day. It was rainy and I could not get anything interesting in the sky. I don´t find the image appalling just not interesting at all. The big issue is space, I barely managed to squeeze that image into frame with the 20mm on a full frame camera. In all honesty, I love fish eye lenses(even if I just sold mine) but I never thought I´d meet a shot that demanded anything wider than 20mm! But, right behind me there was a huge concrete wall and I just could not get around that limitation.
I know the pic is a bit slanted, but that´s an easy fix. The big issue is that this building has a bunch of huge trees a few feet away from it, you can see them in the frame at the top of the pic.
To fix the shot I decided to tell the client that due to the weather I would like to retake those images. The reshoot is this Monday at 9:00 AM. I can´t seem to get a hold of any photographer friend that has anything wider, so, I´m guessing there is a way to deal with this that I have just not thought about. The pay wasn´t much, but my priority is not saving time and resources, it´s having a happy customer and pride in my work.
Thank you all for pitching in! I will post the resulting images after the reshoot.