When it comes to photography and showcasing your art and talent the picture becomes the representation/ platform of your work and its all about obtaining the perfect amount of sophistication and showcasing the object. You must focus on the object and try to make it the center of the attention around everything you do and making it simple is what makes or breaks a picture.
Photography is like maths and coding and you need to practice it to make the best out of your skills. When you step into the architectural photography you have to pay attention to the details and you must have the keen eye to pay attention to such details and the ability to capture the design and expression in a simple and minimalistic way to showcase the vitality of an object.
When you capture an object you want the observer to focus on your picture and to do that one must focus on creating visual calmness and sense of space. You must create the calmness to grab the attention that makes it stand out.
It’s not all about the photographic skills but one must understand the edges of the room as well and must know how to express it through content. Most people have outstanding skills when it comes to capturing an object but they don’t know how to send the message or how to express themselves through their click.
The skillset required for Interior Design Photography:
1. He/She must understand the architecture and spaces and must know the techniques to combine both to make it complimentary.
2. You must have fewer items and the big team as when it comes to capturing a couch/sofa you need an entire professional team to move it, client representatives, stylists, location managers, and lightning and sound assistants, etc.
3. You need to keep on practicing even when you don’t have work to focus on. Such as- Go on the streets and captures whatever grabs your attention.
4. Understand your client as the object/product is part of your client.
5. Be prepared and be ready for all the situations beforehand.
6. Get the opinions of your professional team, plan it while taking into consideration the requirements of your client and of your team.
7. Wait for the right moment-Taking a perfect picture required the skill set and experience to analyze the right time and moment to capture the picture.
8. Get a Tripod- It doesn’t matter what camera or phone you own or how many expensive lenses you have but what matters is the right angle and you need to avoid the unsharp pictures.
9. Do not use the built-in flash and use the natural light instead.
10. Notice and be considerate of the light- Light plays an important role in how your object turns out at the end and how the light falls on your object. It should look natural and you must avoid something which is too dark or too bright.