Concept and Design
Data Prep and Modeling
Lighting and Rendering
Detailed interior renders
CG on photo backplates
Create the impact you are looking for
If you find yourself saying "I wont make the deadline if I have to add these details." Then tell your client I wont make that deadline because your image deserves this level of detail.
The lighting, the tone, the camera angle, and every subtle background detail are all parts of the bigger picture. How will this image make people feel, what is this treatment saying about my product. How does this angle imply loneliness. Each project deserves the forethought to deeply investigate how the image is going to be viewed. It is only when you ask why that you discover the how.
Honest communication, collaborative involvement, and humble confidence are some of the founding principles of a strong working relationship. Every project I am tasked with will either harm or strengthen this relationship. I find it important to always keep in focus the idea that no one project lives on its own, isolated. But every project is a part of my reputation and a part of the future work I will do.