The most debated thing among Interior Photographers, perhaps? Should Interior Photographers keep the lights on, or turn the lights off?
Firstly, we always take into account the clients requirements, their final uses and the brand look they want to achieve. Some clients prefer the warm glow from lighting, others prefer to keep it natural with lights off. Again, it all depends on what the client wants and what the end results will be, therefore an Interior Photographer will help guide you in the right direction.
Considerations before the photo-shoot…
- Interior design magazines tend to prefer lights off
- Estate agents tend to prefer lights on when photographing property interiors, this creates a warm, welcoming atmosphere which buyers can relate to
- For interior designers its a personal choice, lighting on may be advantageous if you have lamps and lights to showcase. Alternatively, you may want lighting off if you intend on creating a magazine style portfolio. Some interior designers may want two sets of photos to cover both of these bases – just let us know if you’d like this and we can quote accordingly.
Therefore, purpose is key when deciding whether lights should be on or off. For us as Interior Photographers, the majority of time we photograph with lights on, however we work with clients requirements and advise.