10 tips for taking beautiful photos of your interior
Your house is the most beautiful, that's for sure. Honor her, take her from her best angle. By following these 10 tips you will be sure to get a nice portfolio to rent out your property and make an excellent impression.
1. How to succeed in staging?
On the decorative side, opt for the right balance: neither too much nor too little. Shades of colors, neutral tones, only one bright shade per room, a few decorative elements, nothing too personal, beautiful materials... There you go, the house is ready.
2. The material, how to choose well?
Ideally you need a reflex, a tripod and a Cobra flash to enhance the lighting.
3. The right settings, the safest
Choose a lens aperture of F/8 or F/11, this allows you to obtain maximum detail and sharpness. Finally, check that you are in A or Av or Aperture priority mode with the ISO set to 400: you will be sure that the camera will select the best shutter speed.
4. Wide angle or not wide angle?
Opting for a wide-angle lens between 16 and 22 nm is tempting: it is perfect for small rooms. Be careful, it can sometimes distort the image by stretching the objects on the edges of the frame. It would then be necessary to correct your photos with specialized software.
5. What is the correct position?
Place your tripod so that it is perpendicular to the wall in front of you and secure your camera. You will get straight wall lines.
6. What interior lighting temperature?
Warm, cold or neutral light, discover the properties of each here and choose yours.
7. How do I find the right frame?
Avoid showing too much ceiling, favor the living space. Your photo should project the viewer into the room as he or she will see it when he or she is there.
8. At what height should you position yourself?
Place your device 1.20 m from the ground. This is the ideal distance to give the feeling of being physically in the room.
9. Where is the right angle?
To give an idea of the interior circulation or the proximity of the rooms to each other, choose the angle that shows the entrance to the adjacent room.
10. Interior day or night: which light to choose?
Prioritize natural light and use it to enhance your photos. Take for example three exposures (-3ev, 0ev and 3ev) and merge them in Photoshop to obtain an HDR. Or, if you don't want to emphasize the view through windows and openings, overexpose the photo.
If the room lacks light, use your Cobra flash and aim it at a white surface, the ceiling for example. You will get more natural lighting.