A First Time For Everything - Interior Photography

February 07, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

For quite some time, I've wanted to try my hand at interior photography. You may be wondering why I've not tried, since I clearly have an interior I can photograph. My dog, Memphis, is absolutely terrified by cameras, especially if there is a flash involved.

Lucky for me, a couple of weeks ago, a friend asked if I'd be willing to shoot interiors of his apartment for inclusion in  his design portfolio. I jumped at the opportunity.

I would never recommend to any other photographer to try a new technique out on a shoot, much less try out a whole new form of photography for the first time on someone else's dime. In my defense, I explained that I've never done this before, but have wanted to try. Thankfully, he was understanding and laughed it off by saying, "I'm sure whatever you get will be better than my iPhone photos!" There's my bar: better than an iPhone.

The setup for most of the shots was fairly straight forward. A flash behind the camera doing most of the heavy lifting, and then a flash or two hidden around the room to add some pop where necessary. For my first try, I'm fairly satisfied. There are of course things I learned, and one of those is that it's very difficult to see the details of what you're shooting on the camera's LCD screen. That's something I'm going to work on before the next session.

I'd love to hear what you think, and any suggestions to improve the shots. I'll be taking photos of his new apartment in several weeks, so now's my chance to improve my technique!


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