1. Make use of natural lighting
A good source of natural light is the most important thing when shooting photos of interiors. House lights can create yellow or blue colored light and produce all sorts of ugly shadows and unbalanced color. So unless it’s a feature or you really need extra light, turn the lights off! A tripod is a must for longer exposures inside, and sometimes a bit of post processing to brighten any particularly dark spots.
2. The equipment you decide to use
Some things are vital when doing interiors photography such as the tripod I mentioned previously. The camera is more of a personal preference, but I always love using my Lumix with WiFi capability so I can upload behind the scene images to my social media. It is really quick and easy, to find out how to Connect your Lumix Camera to Wifi.
3. Style your shoot
When shooting an interiors shot, its the small things that make the photo. Use things such as books or ornaments. Even an arrangement of faux flowers can make a huge difference to the styling and overall look of the photo. A good tip I found, was to keep a selection of small frames, you can easily print of a quote in a nice font and pop in the frame.
4. Negative space is good space
If using the photos for your blog, leaving negative space in some shots gives you the option to include a headline, or overlay some text or your b logo. The most obvious negative space is the wall, but looking around the space you’re about to photograph, you can use a door, or perhaps some furniture.
5. Pay attention to the little details
Images of a whole room are an obvious choice, but there are so many things within a room to focus in on. From a light switch to a door handle, beautiful cushion or some plants, get in closer and capture the details as well.
6. Look out for straight lines
When photographing interiors, any lines should be perfectly straight. Using the level on top of your camera and tripod will also help. There’s nothing worse than a beautiful interior that has been shot with the camera slanting, or facing slightly up or down.