Did you ever wonder if the interior photos you see on the internet really look like that in person? Just like Hollywood Royalty needs a a team of stylists to look their “very best” so do all those amazing interior photoshoots.
The day of the shoot and while the photographer is setting up the equipment, the designer and stylist set out on a mission to remove clutter, arrange accessories, dinnerware, fruits and vegetables to capture a moment in time that is camera worthy.
First, scouting shots are sent to a photographer to give them a sense of the space and make sure they will have enough room to set up their equipment. Knowing the room exposure, quantity and quality of natural lighting, and sources of artificial interior lighting will alter they type of flash lighting and filters used to capture exactly the correct mood. Countless images are taken to verify that no accessories look out of place, the faucet and pot handles are at their best angles, and the slightest blemishes in fresh produce are turned away from the camera — Now we are ready for our first shot!
Each time the camera is moved to a new position so is the lighting, accessories, and furniture insuring that all the photographs will tell the complete story. We just keep repeating until we have about 20 good shots. Imagine your interior design shots gracing the cover of a magazine, being in a feature article, or the becoming the photos with the most interest on the Internet – I know your Designer is!
Read the story behind this kitchen I designed for a client in the Hamptons (Long Island). We call this one “Bistro on the Bay.”
… by Mario J. Mulea, CR Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly
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