Making the most of your home with photography.
Considering Adam ‘fell into photography’ (his words, not ours), he’s been able to turn a chance encounter into an artform. His portfolio of big name and luxury brands covers Rolls Royce, Rolex and Formula 1 teams. He also counts top-flight sporting events such as Wimbledon and Formula E among his regular gigs.
It’s Adam’s eye for unexpected details that sets his work apart giving people a chance to see the everyday in a different light. We’re cock-a-hoop about the shots he’s taken of our new place. Who better to give us an insight into what’s needed to prepare for home photography to attract potential tenants?
Here’s Adam’s advice for preparing your home before professional photography.
‘Ultimately, it’s about presenting a very personal space so it appeals to a wide range of people. A photographer’s job is to share the beauty of your home so others can imagine living there.
The kitchen is a big focus for photographers. We spend a lot of their time setting up shots to help potential occupants imagine themselves in that space. You can help by removing small appliances and getting that washing up (and drying) done and put away.
A few nice touches will enhance your kitchen – 4 or 5 well-chosen cookbooks or some stylish greenery perhaps.
The lounge is where viewers want to imagine themselves chilling out after a hard day at work. So make it look inviting and spacious. The best way to make your living area look more spacious is to take away the TV. Follow the lead of top interior shows and either downsize or remove your TV for an improved sense of flow.
Clutter is a normal part of life, I know. But it doesn’t look good on photos. So tuck your clothes, shoes, phone chargers and toiletries in a cupboard or put them in a box and stick it in outside until after your photos have been taken.
Natural light adds a sense of warmth to any home and makes it more inviting so open up your blinds or curtains. If plants or ornaments are blocking up windows, move them out of the way. If you don’t have much natural light in a room, warm-toned LEDs can add a much-needed sense of brightness to a shot.
And yes, you can make a place look too good. Unless your home is a newbuild, don’t go overboard with aiming for perfection. Make your home look too clinical and potential viewers might be unable to picture themselves living there. That’s the last thing you want.’
Adam’s last words of wisdom are disarmingly honest. ‘Photographing a home isn’t a hugely technical job’, he tells us. ‘It’s the kind of shoot where preparation is everything. Spend some time on preparation and let your house talk for itself.’ That way you’ll be giving yourself the best of chance of photos that you and potential tenants will love.