Bethany Nauert's 5 Tips for Photographing Interiors

Bethany Nauert's 5 Tips for Photographing Interiors

Leela Cyd
Aug 24, 2012

Bethany Nauert is one of the talented photographer/bloggers for Apartment Therapy. She also shoots editorial features for Elle Decor, The LA Times, Rue, and Interiors Magazine, among many other commercial clients. She knows her way around photographing a home/interior space, that's for sure! Today she shares 5 tips to get you started…

1. Take advantage of the natural light. Remember that shooting during high sun hours, like 11–2 is always favorable for indoors.

2. Invest in a good tripod, so you can use long exposures… which also give you that soft natural lighting.

3. Do a walk through. Whenever I'm photographing someone else's home I like to do a "walk through" to have a look around at the space and hear about what the homeowners did to decorate. You will find out what their favorite aspects of their designs are, and what they hate. This helps to make decisions on what to focus on subject wise.

4. I love shooting through multiple rooms. For example, from the kitchen through the dining room, with a peek of a living room beyond. These shots create depth and give the viewers a sense of layout at the same time.

5. Shoot everything! Shoot wide angles, close in vignettes, details of textures and collectables, and most of all think vertically and horizontally.

Thanks Bethany!

(Images: Bethany Nauert for Apartment Therapy)

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