Why Should You Hire an Architecture Photographer? This is a very good question! The first question you need to ask yourself is why are you photographing your architecture/interior design project or home. If you are planning to use the photos for advertising or real estate I would highly recommend looking at a professional for these purposes. Here is why-
Lighting - artificial lighting can do wonders to a room. My personal technique is to use as much natural light as possible, but sometimes to get the real feel of the room you need to add a little pops of light. This extra light fills in certain aspects of the room that may be lost in shadow. Some of these little details are what make the room so spectacular so you might as well let people see them!
Below is one shot taken before any lighting was added, the second was with lighting. Huge difference!!
Staging - Staging is so, so important! I rarely go into a room where I don’t move something. It has nothing to do with how the room is designed, it has to do with how the room looks through the lens. When you walk into a room you are able to move around and see the room in a real life atmosphere. A photo has to show the feel of the room - as you would feel it by walking around - on a 2-D platform. This is where staging comes in. Moving furniture, lamps, books, just about everything in the room to make it appealing, make your eye flow through the photo, and make the photograph look like something you could walk right into. After all, that is the goal!
Below I have included a time-lapse of me staging this particular room. It takes a lot of time and patience!
Post production - the is key in most architecture photographers processes. I know it is in mine. Whether it’s fine tweaking and retouching or full timely edits this is essential in the professional photographers process and can be a very complicated process to master. The photographer will have all the right programs, knowledge, and equipment.