Photographing Interiors Pt. 3
In photographing interiors 1 we showed you how to go about shooting the whole space, and in part 2 we looked at post production work on the RAW file to get the best from your image.
When you're photographing interiors detail shots are vital. They are like commercial still life images and where a wide shot of an interior shows you how the space looks, some detail shots tell the viewer more about the character of a space and what it's like to be there.
Someone once told me “Always sell the sizzle rather than the sausage!” and details do that beautifully.
Interior photography presents its own unique set of challenges. You have to take your time and carefully consider white balance, composition, light, depth of field one step at a time as you go. And when you begin getting in close it’s vital to make sure there’s nothing amiss because even the tiniest blemish will stand out in the finished image, so we’ll show you how to set up the room as well as your camera.
Now join us as we show you how to find and photograph the illusive sizzle that so often says more about an interior than anything else.
I am now looking at light - I never saw this and am amazed - I can now see light hitting trees which has been transformational. I can be driving along, looking off into the distance and seeing how light hits the distant landscapes...
- Jeff Cooper -