How to Capture the Best Shots: Tips for Interior Photography

There is an increasing demand for interior photography. The images are commonly used in design websites and magazines. Capturing the best shot may not be easy. You have to keep up with the latest trends. In this article, we will provide you with techniques that will help you achieve your desired results.

While we all know to clean up before any interior photo shoot, we often don’t realize just how much more we actually need to clean. Be sure to clear off as much floor space as possible so the space opens up visually. Flat surfaces like tables, countertops, and desks should all be completely cleared off, with the exception of one or two strategic accent pieces. Be sure that all light fixtures are clean and in functioning order, as all lights will need to be turned on. Test out all curtains and blinds to make sure they are clean and operable, as these will also be opened for photos.

If you are going to shoot in the kitchen, make sure that dirty dishes must not be visible in the photos, as well as other small items that you think are not necessary to be in the background. Take time to clean down the sink and the rest of the kitchen. De-cluttering means a lot to getting the best interior photography pictures.

Shooting wide can make the room look great, though you need to be careful that you don’t over do it. Sitting tight into one corner while you try to get the other three corners in just looks wrong. Don’t do it. Anything in the 16-24mm range on full frame (or the crop equivalent which equates to 10-16mm approx.) is great. You also don’t need to show everything. Our eyes and brain will fill in gaps, so half a cabinet and the pillows section of a bed work fine in a photo.

You can also take advantage of the natural and artificial lights to warm up the space. Proper angling will make your photos stand out from the rest. Shoot at the height of approximately 5 feet from the floor and avoid pointing down.

Learn lighting tips for interior photography by watching the video below.