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  • Writer's pictureCharlotte Dk

What about Interior Photography: Tips from an Interior Photographer.

Updated: Oct 27, 2020

I am specialised in Fashion and Event photography, but sometimes, or often, as a freelance photographer you have to diversify and specialise in other (photography) domains. That's why I'm also busy with interior photography. It's actually very interesting to see all these beautiful apartments, houses, hotels etc. And I am taking some interior design ideas with me when I like a certain style.

Let me share some tips and tricks based on my experiences as an interior photographer:

First of all you'll need a camera with a wide angle lens starting around 14-16mm (full frame) and going maximum until 20mm (although you already might lose some space with this one). This can be a zoom lens or a focal fix.

Second thing you'll definitely need is a tripod. Put it to around 1m30-50 high so you have a good view of the room with not too much sealing or ground, it needs to be balanced. The tripod is important because it can easily be darker inside than outside so the shutter speed is going to be slower. Also because you will need to have your diaphragma at around f8-11 to have everything sharp with no dept of field effects. Don't go above 400 ISO, try to keep the ISO as low as possible.

You'll need that stability to be able to take a photo at a slow shutter speed, but also to be sure to have all verticals straight.

This might be a little too technical for non-photographers, but I'm trying to make some blogposts for everyone ! And if you were planning to learn some photographic skills, than this post is also useful for you ! ;) I made an other article for beginners you can download is via the SHOP page on my website or Click Here.

After having this setup done, I would take the photos from the corners of the room rather than straight. Why? Because the room will be more attractive and bigger. This will depend of the room and space you dispose of course, sometimes there is no choice.

Next important thing is the lightning; you want to show a bright room with sun coming in (if possible), showing the windows etc. Opening the windows is also nice to create a more "open space" and to show the view. Keep doors open to create space except if they obstruct the view.

Last but not least is the post production; working on the realised pictures in programs such as Lightroom or Photoshop. This means regulate some aspects like the lightning, adding some ambiance and/or creativity, changing the temperature and putting those verticals straight if they weren't totally.

Find some of my interior photography here

I also collaborated a couple of times with hotels

Don't hesitate to let me know what you think or to give some feedback.

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