This week I did a favor for a friend and took some photos of an apartment he helps to let out. I enjoyed it immensely playing around with lighting and angles. Most of the pictures were more practical to depict the apartment as life like as possible but I managed to take a few more artistic, visually pleasing shots too. Sometimes it feels good to get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself with a new topic.
- Your poppy flash on top of the camera is really not your friend causing weird shadows, so whenever you can, try to go without it.
- Be aware that you generally expose for the inside or the outside and how to still get good results by shooting RAW and using a good editing software to correct your pictures (my choice is Adobe Lightroom)!
- Consider angles and lines carefully while composing your pictures! Use the third lines not just the middle of the frame!
- Get familiar with your lenses and know their weaknesses, especially how much distortion they have at different focal lengths.
- Know for what reason you’re taking pictures of the interior and exterior of a building and take your pictures with that in mind. They will look very different when they are for an informative advert or artistic reasons.
The front yard:
The sun porch:
The living room:
See you soon!