Photographing Dilapidated Rooms

The Room Feels Tired and Dated

Sometimes specific issues preventing a good interior presentation can be difficult to define. Let's start with assuming that you're not an interior decorator hired to create a makeover, but the photographer there to make good photographic images. There are a few minor details that can be done to help keep the resulting images from being a documentary.

You probably don't me need reminding you about the balance between the benefit arrived from this effort against the expense of the time you spend. Begin by working on results that consume the least amount of time but provide the greatest return in terms of better photographs.

Prepare in Advance

When you know you're going to be facing a room with a problem, you might be able to get ready in advance by bringing a few items that make for a nice room: art, flowers, decorations, and even small furniture items. I have even brought nice throw rugs and lamps when I knew they'll be necessary.

A few Suggestions

Improve a room by removing clutter. No matter how interesting knickknacks may be, they can look messy and confusing on photos
Straighten furniture, remove clutter

Any room can be improved by just removing the clutter. it does not matter how fascinating the trinkets appear, they can become confusing and messy in your photographs. Pictures of uncluttered space always appears larger, a very significant fact to consider prior to making your initial exposure. Move the clutter into another room, then move them back after you've finished shooting. Most real estate buyers prefer to see a few blank areas in which they can envision their own things.

Straighten up crooked curtains, window blinds, picture frames,, lamp shades, sofa pillows and throw rugs, all of which will glaringly stand out in a photograph. Take out excess pieces of furniture to allow the room to appear less crowded, also look for damaged, worn, or mismatched furniture. it may just be possible to move in furniture from some other room in exchange for essential items that demonstrate problems. Another way is to hide them by the position of the camera. Take away unnecessary throw rugs, only adding throw rugs to mask floor defects. updated article Jan15, 2011 -

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