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.