A few readers have mentioned they would like to enter the Style and Win competition but can’t get a good shot of their room… I have to say I agree – it’s difficult to get a great shot inside so I’ve done some homework and have compiled some general hints. I’m going to try and get some shots this weekend too! Give it a go, it doesn’t have to be perfect and you might win a $100 voucher!
Start with these tips…
Declutter – #1 on the hit list… hide cords, move bins, remove papers and toys you don’t love and other bits and pieces. This makes a huge difference to the end result. Move it all back when you’re done!
Open all windows as much as you can to get as much natural light in as possible and turn on the lights. Try and stand with your back to the main light source
Use a tripod if possible and a wide angle lens if you have one
Rearrange the furniture a little to get a better shot. And add fresh flowers or other items to “style” the shot.
A good time to shoot is early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
Take photos from different angles and close up of smaller features or items you love.
Do what the pros do and take many different shots of the same room from many different perspectives. Choose the ones you love.