I was hired to shoot architectural interior and exterior photos of Fogo de Chao’s newest location at Santana Row in San Jose, California. There are several challenges to this spot – it’s on a high traffic location (both foot traffic from the mall and cars from the main roads), it has a stoplight and streetlight right in front of it, and the way the building is oriented – both dawn and sunset shoots don’t provide ideal lighting. I ended up shooting at dawn on two different locations, mostly to minimize the foot and car traffic. Shooting a large building without room to back also presents challenges (without using a distorting wide angle lens) – which means using a specialty architecture lens like my trusty 24mm tilt/shift Nikon. I love that lens, and I use it for all my architecture shoots.
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