Pictures speak and what will help them avoid stuttering is the change in the interiors where the photography session is to take place. As much as the subject matters, so does the surroundings. Why is it so that when you go to restaurants or cafés, you feel like clicking pictures based on the way they look and you instantly want the same background for your pictures. Because, at the end of the day, it is everything around you that help you show off what you click and who’d not want to rearrange their interiors in a way to get the most exquisite pictures at home.
A little attention to this, and a slight alteration to that can make all the difference in the world when it comes to capturing pictures; all you need is the right places to look into!
Look closely at your pictures, and you will know what brings out the best in you (except for that positive feeling of course!)
Here are some of the amazing tips:
Using the right light
The right light for the kind of picture you want is the key to a desirable interior for photography. Your place is flooded with a variety of lights that range from natural (from doors and windows) to artificial (from lamps), which results in some very bright to some dark spots. Using the light to your advantage and making a spot picture ready is simply obtained by blending the sources of light in contrast with each other.
Shaping light (by adding a diffuser) to manipulating it (to focus it on the desired object or subject), play with the light and its source all you want, to get the effect that you want to finalize.
The colors that the walls are painted with, the quality of the paint and everything in the backdrop helps to bring in the right light. They make the photos bright and adds to the background you desire for. The vibrant backdrop can even enhance the energies and feelings in a picture.
Dark shades of color in the background can also add to the perks of your picture, considering the visuals you want to create. Vibrancy and light are interdependent, and so sometimes one makes the other seem dull or flashy, and so we need to take one into account before deciding for the other.
The elements or should I say the objects that are kept in the room adds to the quality of your photo and help to express the emotions that you are trying to show. Everything that is a part of your room should complement the light resulting in a background that brings out the best in the photograph and at the same time serving to the outcome of the photoshoot. Every object that is placed around you is there for the sole purpose of being in sync with your photograph and providing with the scenario that you want to portray in the picture. So their proximity to the lens, the extent of their clarity and their visibility matters as much as that of the subject.
Creativity opens every door
Remember all that you’ve been doing in your art and craft classes and all those things that you once made out of waste, things that are still somewhere in your shelf, you can always arrange them to make your interiors look pretty, and classy at times. Use all those DIY wall decors that you watched on YouTube and the wallpapers you thought of buying. Because it is all about making the interiors picture ready, which means making them as detailed as they can get.
The whole point of redecorating is that you think of all the possibilities, all that could go along with the subject. Play with colors, backgrounds, elements, and light. Once you see how everything looks from the other side of the lens, you will figure out what to eliminate and what to keep. All the furniture, that portrait in the background, the ceiling fan and what not, it is all that will be there in the picture, what you have to do is introduce something that highlights what you want the person looking at the picture to see; that feeling, that emotion or that idea.
Some adjustment on the photographer’s side can also make a lot of difference, like tilting the camera or blurring this and focusing on that, thinking of the picture as a whole or capturing details, or basics that can be missed easily, like:
1. Perfect angle
You need to look for the angle that has a lot of light (or the light that you need) and along with that covers the backdrops that you intend to involve in your picture.
2. Exposure triangle aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
Exposure to the right light, shutter speed to avoid any hindrance (blur photo) also helps in clicking the correct picture. ISO helps you capturing movements that are occurring at a considerably fast speed.
3. Compositional grid or viewfinder
The objects in the interiors should be aligned horizontally as well vertically according to the Compositional grid of the camera, or else you can align the architectural elements of the room in accordance with the viewfinder.
4. Wide angle lens and tele lens
Sometimes taking a picture in one-point and two-point perspective helps you with the desired images, and at times tele lens helps you with the details that you want in a picture.
5. Post processing
No matter how much effort you put to bring out perfection but post-processing is the answer to making up to the small errors in the end.
A little effort to reorganize things around you and a little attention on the photographers part can help you get the picture you want to take. Flip a page or two to have a look around you, and you will find out things that when placed differently can be prettier and attractive. That is the kind of setting that you need for photography, the one that instantly makes you think of capturing it, all that can be achieved by giving a little more consideration to everything that is there already in the room. Think of yourself to be a poser and how you will present yourself in front of the camera, be the photographer and take into account all that seems off and all that you cannot let go, and you will know exactly where to put crosses and where to put ticks!