The Secrets of Interior Design Photography

How to photograph homes the correct way:

First of, you must open the apertures to allow an abundance of light into your rooms. You need to try balance the outside and inside lights.

Alternatively you can use studio lights. The equipment you need to match the exterior with the interior:

Flash only, Aperture priority (aperture set to F8) and Umbrella.

Lighting is so so important. So switch all lamps inside your home. Inside it should not be too dark neither too bright.

How to photograph real estate from the outside:

You need your gear

  1. Monopod
  2. pocket wizards
  3. umbrella swivel
  4. kit lense
  5. tripod
  6. cam ranger ( to connect to your iphone)

$600 – $700 worth of gear will do the job.

Always shoot from an angel to capture the depth of the house. This also adds 3 dimentionality to the house and exposes its architecture.

A placement of the lights is vital. With experience you will learn how the light bounces, the reflections and how to adjust accordingly.

Not all the images will be perfect because sometimes you are in a hurry. BUT the great thing is that you can go back to your studio and edit the images with software like Photoshop.

Welcome to Social Pixels Reborn – Wedding Photography by Ben

Los Angeles wedding photographer, Ben Chen, worked as a photojournalist for several major news organizations. During those years working as a professional photojournalist, he has photographed some of the most important events in Los Angeles such as the Rose Bowl, The Academy Awards, USC and UCLA Football, Malta football association, Malta real estate association, Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers, Angels, MLS, NASCAR, Dallas Cowboys, WTA and PGA.

Ben’s work has been graced the pages of many magazines and newspapers. His photos was published in the pages of Cosmopolitan Magazine, PC Photo Magazine, Professional Photographer of America Magazine, The Magazine-Luxury Life Style, Sporting News, ESPN Magazine Popular Photography Magazine, Range Finder Magazine, LA Times, USA Today, Pasadena Star News and San Gabriel Tribute. Ben utilized his extensive photojournalistic experience to anticipate and capture all those special candid moments at weddings for his clients; together with his incredible vision to create majestic images, he truly provides clients with memorable images for a lifetime. Ben’s style is best described as a wedding photojournalist with an artistic flare.

As a Los Angeles wedding photographer, Ben’s goal at your wedding is to provide uncompromising quality in the documentation of your wedding memories. Each customized album will be a collection of unique images, comprised of super cool portraits, creative details and spontaneous moments. It is a combination of our pledge to excellence and devotion to bring out the radiance of your special day, while preserving a relaxed yet unaccented beat that will make your wedding experience memorable.


Although we are very creative and artistic wedding photographers who specialize in Los Angeles wedding photography, we love the opportunity to photograph a destination wedding.

With Ben’s years of experience as a photojournalist, he has developed a keen sense of timing and knows just how to get into that perfect position during a wedding in order to capture those magical moments. Years of studying visual arts and fashion have helped Ben develop his own unique style of creative and edgy wedding photography. Not only will he capture all those “must-have” wedding images that you would get from many competent professional wedding photographers, you will also gain from Ben’s ability to create many distinctive, romantic and edgy photos for his clients who want more than just a boring old photo album.

Unlike most photographers that simply show up at a wedding and start shooting, Ben always does a “walk-through” or “preview” of all wedding locations (churches, parks, reception halls) with his clients prior to the wedding to determine the best angles and lighting needs to ensure that everything will be perfect for wedding day. Being a perfectionist and an ultimate professional, Ben wants to be fully prepared prior to your wedding day to make it the best that it can be.

Nearly all “professional” wedding photographer will utilize one or more assistants for weddings. Ben has assistants, as well as several interns, who will assist during your wedding to make sure that everything runs smoothly and not a single moment is missed.

One of the worst experiences that a couple can have, is when just weeks before the wedding date, the photographer cannot be found or informs the client he will not be coming to the wedding. In 20 plus years of being a professional photographer, Ben has NEVER missed an assignment or a job (Knock on Wood!). Ben is 100% dependable.