We have all heard the idiom, 'a picture is worth a thousand words' and for those of you who are well-versed with the trends of Instagram; you know that a good picture is the only words that really matter. So how are you showcasing your interiors to your social media followers?
Taking attractive photos of your homes can be challenging, but it's a skill that can be developed. Interior design is best conveyed through a strong visual language like photography so it makes sense for Instagram to be your go-to app. If you're enthusiastic about photography, especially the art of home photography, then we have your back!
What does it mean really to take pictures of interiors? Especially of your home? Here are a few things you need to know to make every shot an Insta-worthy shot!
1. Include People
Surely, there are some interiors that look best, left untouched but seeing how people are interacting within these environments can also provide an air of creativity to your photographs.
2. Be Low light-ready!
Low light is a frequent problem with interior photograph. Shooting interiors means low light is going to be a problem which can be solved using a tripod. Experiment with textures and colours to bring the bright effect. Also keep an eye out for black and white; sometimes, spaces will look vastly different and special if given the black and white effect.
3. Tell a story
Your picture is only as good as the story it tells. Photographs of walls and ceilings can certainly be pretty though you can make them purposeful by adding character and dynamism. Explore angles and elements in your picture. An open book left upside down or a jacket lying on the sofa's hand rest add conspicuous elements to the story which can sometimes make all the difference.
This article gave us a lot of inspiration on how we capture our interiors and might give you some more take home advice.