Shooting interiors will help you establish contacts with those who are engaged not only in the sale of real estate, but also in its design. Specialists in their field, such as decorators and decorators, owners and art directors of entertainment establishments, and even canteens, can provide a certain influx of orders. Valuable if you want to go out to shoot commerce. For example, you can offer your services free of charge, or as a barter. You provide high-quality photos, and you are advertised on occasion (or not).

Shooting decor

Designers and art directors of establishments are those who, first of all, have the opportunity to successfully and least intrusively introduce you as a photographer to their numerous clients. First of all, because they have already worked with you. The advice is especially valuable to those photographers who start their journey in small towns, where not every photographer appreciates this useful collaboration with decorators. You can start by going through the groups on social networks and finding people who, in your opinion, have a lot of not very presentable photos. Well, then it’s a matter of technology. High-quality RAW development and good color correction will help you shoot portfolio photos that are strikingly different from photos from a smartphone.

Camera settings for indoor photography

In dark rooms, you should pay attention to the peculiarity of your camera - noise at high values ISO... If the light is clearly not enough, you can use a tripod, or connect additional light sources, which are usually found in abundance. Do not spare shots and angles. The best lens for photography is the one you already own. If it's a telephoto camera, then shoot the details, the general plan can be done from a smartphone (JPEG is also processed, yes). If the zoom with variable focal lengths is of the type 24-70, 24-105, or 18-55, then a set of focal lengths will allow you to take versatile photographs from unusual angles.

Pay attention to the details and color of the coatings. The color will help later with color grading. It's just that some (all) decorators are very sensitive to the color of their decor. It should be as close to real as possible. Typical settings, for example when shooting indoor décor, are ISO 640-1600 or one that gives less grain when shooting handheld and does not allow blurring when shooting.

Typical speed shutter - relies on light sensitivity, and maybe even 1 /focal length lens... You can always use a tripod to shoot at the lowest setting ISOhowever, this is not entirely convenient. Aperture - from open for shooting decor details, to covered as much as the camera allows, so as not to spoil the frame with grain and loss of detail during shooting.

It should be borne in mind that general shots using a wide-angle lens can be shot at an open aperture, since at a wide angle depth of field always higher. With the zoom in the tele- position, even if this value is 50mm, you always have to hold down the aperture to increase the depth of field, which in turn leads to a drop in the illumination of the camera sensor and an increase in the noise level in the photo.

Processing photos of decor and interior photography

Post-processing is quite simple - add sharpness, if it is not enough initially, bring the colors in accordance with the real ones (sometimes you have to add saturation or play with shades to make the picture look more attractive), play with shadows in post-processing to maximize the atmosphere of the place or removable decor. It is imperative that before posting on your page (if necessary), you should ask the customer about his personal attitude to your result. Usually, of course, this is a delight, but the cases are different. Try it.

Examples of photos of decor and interior photography

Examples of interior photos

 

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