I have one more Home Slice Pizza post with several photographs. I like shooting here because of the rich and extravagant decorations. However, they pose a photographic challenge because of their dimly lit interiors, especially at night. These may seem familiar to you from a series of posts from a year and a half ago. But these are different and executed with more precision.
Lots have changed since I previously posted the interiors. I’ve moved from the Fujifilm X-E3 to the X-S10 and upgraded the lens from the kit 15-45mm to the 16mm f2.8 prime. I also post-processed more elaborately and did more perspective corrections, coupled with the evening scene, which produced lush images in keeping with the restaurant.
The new 16mm lens is optically superior and has a larger aperture. Coupled with able image stabilization, I created images at shutter speeds ranging from 1/3 to 1/6 of a second. As a result, I create high-quality images even under dim conditions, though with more motion blur.
I also do more perspective corrections, especially for architectural images, allowing me to keep the verticals straight — it creates a precise look that I prefer. This hallway leading to the bathrooms is a perfect example. Compare this image to the one in this post. Unfortunately, it’s also darker, requiring better equipment and more skill to execute correctly.
Finally, we have the entrance, which compares similarly to this image. I’ve perspective corrected this one, too, and the night adds more moodiness. Shot from a lower angle, it also increases the drama.
These are mundane pictures from a restaurant, albeit more inspiring than your typical suburban chain. However, it shows that there’s always an opportunity for photography and that one’s style and gear influence the outcome over time.
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