I think it's always good to show what a client can expect to receive when hiring me to photograph a property.
Property photography is quite simple in theory, as mostly it's wide angle photos of a room.
However, a lot comes into play, and each shot I take actually takes a few minutes to set up in terms of organising the furniture, plumping cushions, organising the curtains to fall a certain way, getting rid of kitchen clutter, and I also like to switch on all the lights usually too.
Then the actual camera takes about 1-4 minutes to set up for each photo.
I get the camera to a specific height that's best for interior photography, I get the camera completely level both on a horizontal and vertical plane by using the spirit levels on my tripod. - This ensures that all the walls are as straight as possible and not distorted, so that in post production it takes less time and manipulation of the image.
I then manual focus the camera to the main point of the room to ensure that everything I need to be in focus will be.
After that I'll dial in the camera settings manually to ensure the correct depth of field, and the right about of light will be entering the camera to get a perfectly exposed photograph.
I bracket the photos too, so I'll take 7 different exposures of each shot ranging from very dark, to very light and over exposed. This is to give me options in the edit after and so that I've got the entire range of light to play with.
Once the photo is taken, I'll have a look on the back of the camera and zoom in to all the important points of the image to make sure everything is in focus and exposed as it should be.
It's also good to review the photos after as one bit of furniture might be out of place, or just need moving a tiny bit to make the image look better, more symmetrical and complete.
It's then onto the next shot and repeat the process as above.
Once the shoot is complete, I then come back to the office and upload the photos to my hard drive, catalogue them, and start the editing process. - This is another job in and of itself.
I won't go into the details of how I edit the photos in this blog post, however to give you an idea, for a one hour shoot like this one, it took me around 3-4 hours to edit the photos to a good standard to market the property online.
I hope you enjoyed and understand a little more of what goes into a property and interiors photography shoot now?
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Finally, here's all the photos I sent to this client from this one bedroom apartment...
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