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Interior space photography

Sharing of Shooting experience

By qi houPublished 2 years ago 3 min read

Why can professional indoor space photographers take such attractive photos? Whether you see the promotional photos on the websites of some companies or the photos in some magazines, is it so different from your own photos? How to improve your spatial photography step by step? Here are some experiences and steps I have summarized, which you can refer to.

1. Preparation is the key to the success of indoor photography

There are many things to prepare before you take a group of indoor space photos. You need:

Check whether all shooting equipment and standby equipment are complete; Is the battery fully charged

Choose the best shooting time of the day; And designing and positioning spatial styles.

Commercial indoor space photography works sharing

2. Select the appropriate shooting time

If you have the freedom to choose the shooting time, unlike most other photography forms, indoor space photography at noon is often the best shooting time because the light is strong and indirect (the sun is overhead). It helps to avoid any bright streaks of sunlight through the window, providing a uniform, indirect glow. Of course, most of the time we shoot is limited by the time. Like shooting architectural photography, I will not miss any shooting time, and design and plan a beautiful photo through the existing light.

3. Design the space you want to shoot

Your ability to design spatial styles will depend on how much freedom you have in the house you are shooting. Since I have taken space photography for many years, I have also seen the works of many excellent designers. Now I have my own views and styles on the layout of space. So I usually arrange the space when shooting.

Even if you don't have the freedom to move things, you can still do something to make sure the space looks the best. For example, take 5 minutes to walk around the room, adjust existing items: straight and fluffy pillows, fold magazines, move wires to make them less conspicuous, and put similar items on the table. Or use the existing equipment to readjust the placement position to achieve the best shooting visual effect.

Office space photography work sharing

4. Choose the shooting style suitable for each room

Although each space is different and will have unique needs, there are several types of photos that are guaranteed to provide images of magazine value.

Wide angle: you can focus on interesting features, such as art on the wall. Generally, these shots need to be shot in the bracketing exposure mode, so that pictures can be synthesized later.

Front perspective: this angle is very popular and often combined with some furniture or decoration around large windows.

Middle shot: they tend to show some small moments in the room, such as small decorative furniture and a corner of decorations. These middle shots often tell a story and concept of space design and create a unique atmosphere with a sense of space.

Commercial space photography works

Detail lens: usually used to show materials, textures or small ornaments in more detail. If you are shooting for a contractor or engineering construction company, the photos with prominent details will be what they want.

Detail photo

Transition lens: I use the word "transition" to describe how multiple spaces are connected. Displaying the next room through the door, or opening a sliding door to display a courtyard, can help the viewer immerse in a space. These photos also create the mobility of transition from one space to another.

Office space photography

5. Select the correct camera height and angle

The height of the camera will change according to different angles, environments and subjects, so there is no fixed height.

The use of Tripods is critical for photographing interiors, especially for wide lenses, or tripods are especially required for photographing bracketed exposures

Frontal shooting

6. Surrounding exposure is also critical

Surround exposure means that you take several photos of the same photo with different exposures. In Photoshop, you balance the brightness with different layers.


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