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:
- Stand in the corner to maximize visibility and widest perspective (try every corner at head hight and use a tripod) .
- Arrange the room as much as you can (this will not be possible at every place
- Turn on all light and open windows and always shoot in RAW.
- 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.
- Tripod, tripod and tripod again (the heavier the better).
- 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.
- Try shooting from a higher vintage point and if possible use a ladder (with a wide/ultra wide lens).
- Post process – but keep it to a minimum.
- Get out there and do it – and think creatively.
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