Some recent examples of interiors and property photography in Kent included the foyer of the Colyer Fergusson building at the University of Kent (Canterbury). At first glance this looks like just a well lit space with high ceilings and skylights. In reality it took 2-3 lights to add accents to dark corners / add contrast of directional light to flat surfaces and overcome the very strong top light cascading down through those skylights. The feature donor board was very flat indeed so I created diagonals from sandwich (side) lighting for the close up as well as a fill light from directly opposite when shooting the wide establishing shot. The pattern made by the skylights had to be visible (it always is) but not as strong as it was as the camera was seeing it ( 3 stops brighter than anything else).
With the room containing the snooker table (Mount Ephraim), the room was not actually that bright. Having exposed for the window light hitting the side of the chair and table, there is a light hidden behind the door to illuminate the side wall and bookcase plus a further light camera right to raise the ambient levels (whilst making it look like the window is doing all of the work when it fact it was pretty weak).
The final shot of a room in the early evening was actually shot in the day but I needed to add something with more warmth and mood. This is an underexposed shot with a single softbox to bounce some light onto the bed, graduated from the headboard to the end.