When it comes to interior photography, there can be a few differences between shooting for interior designers or real estate agents.
In real estate shoots the object is to shoot as wide as possible to convey the amount of space. Photographing for an interior designer or a builder is a combination of that as well as focusing on details. Details help to create the narrative of the space you are photographing.
A lot of times when photographing for an estate agent, you’ll be shooting as wide as possible but sometimes going ultra-wide cna be too wide. For other interiors shoots, space permitting, maybe consider going less wide and consider shooting some of the interiors with something like a 50mm lens to give a different perspective and feeling to some of your shots.
Photographing for an interior designer requires a bit more energy and time than for a real estate agent. Many times when shooting for an estate agent you have a limited amount of time and normally have to fit in with the home owner or tenant. When working on interior photography for a designer there is normally some extra flexibility when it comes to when you can actually shoot a property.
Having a site meeting a few days before your shoot will be a great way to discuss what needs to be photographed as well what message the designer wants to bring across in the images. A site meeting will also give you a better understanding of the property and will help with what equipment you will need
Getting a shot list from your client will help in terms of time management and will give you a very clear idea as to what needs to be the photographed. That way after the shoot you know for certain you haven’t missed an important shot
Focussing on composition is what will make your images stand out and make your images a true work of art rather than just images used to document a space. Artful composition will also make the different design elements stand out, such as soft-furnishings or the art on the wall.
With all interior shoots whether it’s for an estate agent or designer, removing unecessary clutter is essential. This will make your images stand out and look much better than if the property was still full and untidy.
By nailing the basics and being attentive when shooting you will be delivering magazine-worthy images to your client who will no doubt be incredibly happy with the end result.