With most interior design photography you have to manage with available light. It would be far too time-consuming to set up lighting for whole rooms – especially one as large as this one. So the shot was taken knowing I would have to lighten the left hand side of the image.
An even bigger problem was the rather bright reflection of the window on the print to the right of the fireplace. I took an extra shot straight onto the print using all the same lighting.
Back on the computer, using Photoshop I cut out the print from this extra shot – using the pen tool to create a path. I then added this layer into the updated image from the whole room. The copied image of the print wasn’t the same proportions nor size as the one in the whole room photo, I had to use transform to scale and twist the print to make it match the original.
Finally an adjustment layer was added to the new print, so that it was the same exposure as the original.