Do you consider your home to be photogenic? What if I were to knock on your door today and tell you that I’ve been sent on assignment to photograph it?
While I’ve been working on some projects in both of our homes I often stop and look around with a second set of eyes. As a freelance photographer I just can’t help thinking about camera angles, lighting and all of that! One of my favorite tricks in room styling is to
use my iPhone for some test shots. Back in the day Polaroids were often used for tests by the pros who would come in and shoot your home, but now with our phones we have an easy peasy substitute.
If you are a blogger or Instagrammer you definitely have more than a few things to think about when photographing your home! If you are trying to submit to a magazine or perhaps are just moving and want to spruce things up, I’m sharing tips today that I use around here.
5 Ways To Make Your Home More Photogenic
No matter how well “trained” you are as a home stylist or designer, there are going to be things that you just do not notice. Ask a local friend if someone stops by or better yet, get some feedback on a few shots from a trusted blogger or photographer. If you are on Facebook there are so many groups that are open to kind critiques and that’s a great way to see with a fresh set of eyes! Somethings that I personally am on the lookout for and crop or edit out in photos are smoke detectors, grill covers, electrical outlets and wires. If photographing a favorite lamp for example I unplug it and tuck the cord underneath or behind.
I hope that you enjoyed this post and please pin for later and ask questions if you have any in the comments!