9 Tips for Photographing Interiors

Photographer Doug McKinlay with Adorama created this quick useful video for photographers who want to get into architectural photography with 9 useful tips.

Although photographing interiors may seem straight forward, there are quite a few things that you need to consider (and remember) before you start. McKinlay came up with 9 pretty simple but useful tips that will help you

Here is a list of the 9 tips by McKinlay:

  1. Stand in the corner to maximize visibility and widest perspective (try every corner at head hight and use a tripod) .
  2. Arrange the room as much as you can (this will not be possible at every place
  3. Turn on all light and open windows and always shoot in RAW.
  4. Make sure your tripod is levelled keep the lines in the photo paralleled, if you need to correct in post- leave enough room for cropping.
  5. Tripod, tripod and tripod again (the heavier the better).
  6. Control your aperture – if you don’t like the background open the aperture if you want to show the entire frame in focus – close it.
  7. Try shooting from a higher vintage point and if possible use a ladder (with a wide/ultra wide lens).
  8. Post process – but keep it to a minimum.
  9. Get out there and do it – and think creatively.

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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