PICTURE PERFECT HOME PHOTOGRAPHY
Have you always wanted to capture your home in its best light? With the help of professional photographer, Graham Jepson, The Home has compiled the need-to-know details for the perfect shot. Follow this simple guide and you’ll be well on your way to editorial-inspired images of your home’s style.
1. Spot the unique feature
Confirm what it is about the scene/object that makes it interesting to you. You need to get the viewer’s eye to see what you’re seeing. Do this by either isolating, picking out, or lighting that item/space in an attractive way. Keep your eyes open for the
2. Be selective
When photographing interiors you’ll be amazed how little field of view you need in a shot to communicate what the room or setting is about. A small part of it will usually do and it will make for a bolder image.
3. Turn off the lights.
Cameras don’t see as our eyes do and they don’t like mixed light sources, for example: mixing daylight from windows and ceiling lights. Window light is usually more flattering to the scene. Exceptions apply, for example, if it’s an amazing chandelier that’s the hero of a room and grabs your interest.
4. Calculated composition
Use ‘the rule of thirds’ when framing your shots. Put your major parts of the picture a third of the way into the camera’s viewfinder. It’s the way the human brain likes to have information arranged.
5. Bright lights
Our eyes always look toward lighter, brighter things. Be sure to put your interesting items in the lighter part of the photo, not the dark area.
Images: Graham Jepson
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