Working as a Louisville Architectural Photographer, we see many unique projects come together. Louisville’s NorthEast Regional Library was amazing to photograph. I am a sucker for modern architecture and wide open spaces. 40,000 square foot of space to be exact! Clean lines and bold pops of color dominate Louisville’s newest library. Creating large reading nooks on the backside of bookcases is a cool design feature. Floor to ceiling glass walls allow tons of natural light to flood the area. At a final build cost of $17.8 Million, it is quite impressive. 40,000 square foot of usable space.
The Library also has a giant kitchen for cooking classes, a well-equipped maker space, meeting rooms, a back entrance with a screened-in porch, a green room, a recording studio and, perhaps best of all, a coffee shop with pastries for sale.
For this photo shoot I used the Lumix S1R camera with several Canon tilt shift lenses. Lots of straight lines inside Louisville’s NorthEast Regional Library. Tilt shift lenses HAD to be used to deliver the quality I wanted. Never seen a tilt shift lens? Shooting with this super special lens allows me to keep all of the vertical and horizontal lines straight. I didn’t want to anger any architects by turning over photos with crooked lines! Mounting the camera to a tripod was very important. Some exposures were up to 20 seconds in length. Try doing THAT handheld! All images taken at F8-F22.
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