The next interior photography tips are techniques to make small rooms look bigger.
It is best to remove unnecessary things or items when it comes to photographing small spaces.
This gets the small space to appear looking bigger in your interior photographs.
A small room painted with white or light colors helps make the room look bigger than it actually is. This includes white or light colored furniture and fittings such as cupboards and curtains.
If you can shoot interior photographs with wide angle lenses such as a 16mm-35mm, use it!
Another thing you can do (although most people do not find doing this makes the space look more attractive) is to take two photos of the room and then stitch them together with Photoshop – this is called composite panoramas.
This nevertheless does make the room look bigger.
Interior Photography Tips #9 – Style Your Interior Shots!
Whatever the objective or motive of your interior shots, it is of great importance that the shots you take are planned professionally. Take a good look at the room. Are there unnecessary items that will only work as distractions to your interior shots? If so, remove them.
It is okay to rearrange or completely get rid of things in the room, so don’t hesitate to do so when needed. Our eyes see things in 3D but pictures are in 2D format. Because of this, you must bear in mind that although a certain space may look good when you look at it yourself, however it may not look good in pictures.
You can take as many shots as you want to test and see what works well in your interior shot and what does not. This way, you can also find out what is lacking and needs to be added in, what needs to be rearranged and many more.
Do not forget that housekeeping also helps improve the results of your interior photographs.
Interior Photography Tips #10 – It Is Best to Use Natural Light
It is advisable for interior photographers to only make use of natural light and not flash.
Natural light tends to be softer and better while light from flash have high tendencies to give the interior photos a very uneven look.
However, if the situation disallows you to make use of enough natural light, you must carefully make plans as to where you should position the flash so as to no ruin your interior shots with an uneven look.
Flash is and must always be your last resort when it comes to interior photography.
You would also want to attach your DSLR onto a camera and aim for long exposures. Set your camera to make use of the self-timer feature to help avoid camera shake that may happen when you press onto the shutter button.