Kitchen and Bathroom Photography Explained

As any interior designer will tell you, quality and bathroom photos are worth their weight in gold because they can be used in all different promotional formats. From putting them together into a client slideshow, or motion video, along with having your professional photos put into any marketing material - be it for the press, a brochure or to showcase your portfolio of designs across social media or your website.

There's nothing quite like professional photos of bespoke kitchens and bathrooms that you've designed. To see the rooms captured in 2D how you envisaged, and to be used time and time again to demand attention for your business.

The Lighting Requirements
Ideally, daytime shoots work best because there's plenty of natural light. However with some compact spaces with no windows lighting will need to be used to capture the shiny surfaces of the materials used. Whatever the conditions a professional photographer can work with the light you have, and add some to the scene to bring out the best features.

Lens Sizes

For as the rooms are generally smaller, a 14mm lens is just about wide enough to capture the entire bathroom, wall to wall. Wide angle lenses are also used for kitchen photography, giving aside-to-side view of the whole kitchen, which for the viewer when they see the photo, they can better envision themselves in the space.

To make your shoots more impactive so that potential clients, or even for estate agents to sell the lived-in feeling to a prospective buyer, you need to use a wide lens on a tripod set at waist level. When the photo is shot from a waist level, it gives the picture of the room more height, making it look far more spacious. Another thing an experienced property photographer will do is squeeze themselves in tight to a corner because that's how you get the widest view of any room captured in a single photo. However traditional and interior may also look to shoot more square on, capturing less width, but more focused atmosphere.

One other thing that can't be ignored is the aperture setting of the camera. Especially when using wide lenses as it's the aperture setting that will keep the vast majority of the shot in focus. The higher the aperture, the better. A good benchmark is a minimum aperture of 8 going up to 11 if needed.

Of course, these are just for taking the photos. A professional shoot involves a lot more as there's staging to be done too. Just as property photography will have some staging done to get a show home look, the same can and is done with any professional interior design photography. With any type of photography, the devil really is in the details. Get the small details right, and the bigger picture takes care of the end objective.

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