What To Look For
Upon your arrival at an architectural building, you need to walk around inside the structure and plan out the types of initial images you’d like to take. This will provide you with more familiarity with the building’s interior architecture and design. You’ll need to look at the angles and shadows and try to determine the ones that will provide the best representations of the interior. Be sure to look from high elevations, such as stairways and balconies (if possible). If there’s a tall ceiling, a ladder might be a great tool to have.
Lighting is Key
When you’re working with house interior design photography, you need to work with as much natural light as possible, but in most cases you will need additional lighting so be prepared. Since the light is constantly moving throughout the course of a day, you’ll need to plan for which rooms might do best with morning light and which might do best with evening light. If you’re only allocated a short window of time, then you’ll need to bring supplemental lighting, but remember that you can give a very good impression on the client by asking for additional time-slots to capture natural lighting in different rooms.
Remember to be versatile and flexible. You want to express your client’s sense of design that melds with the architectural qualities of the building. Get the basics, but then use your creative vision to focus in on certain elements that you feel stand out. Have some fun and take some looser shots. Provide yourself some extra time in order to capture relaxed moments and moments of play with the interior. It’s almost guaranteed that good images will inevitably come whenever you engage that inner creative spirit. In fact, more often than not the best images come from those creative shots after you’ve completed all the formal ones.