Universal Furniture Explore Home Blog Feature

Tori Sikkema | Interiors Photographer + Stylist

Universal Furniture Explore Home Blog @universaltothetrade invited me to discuss interior photography and some tips for designers. I also share what home means to me and my journey to owning my own photography business!

✍️ I invite you to read the entire blog post!

Here is a preview of what I shared with designers about interior photography and the importance of a professional portfolio of their design projects to help grow their businesses and connect with their ideal clients!

UNIVERSAL FURNITURE:

IF A DESIGNER IS NOT YET ABLE TO INVEST IN A PROFESSIONAL PHOTO SHOOT, WHAT ARE SOME TIPS AND TRICKS THEY CAN USE TO PHOTOGRAPH THEIR OWN WORK IN THE MEANTIME?

First, let me say that a professional portfolio of your design projects is critically important. Yes, it is an investment, but one that helps you show up professionally so your ideal clients can find you, connect with you, and fall in love with your work. Editors will not publish iPhone images of your design projects.

But in the meantime, I do have some essential tips on how you can use your iPhone to capture some stunning images for your social media posts and stories:

Let there be light! But only natural light. Open all windows and even doors to allow as much natural light to stream through the space and turn off all artificial lights.

The sure-tell sign of an iPhone image is crookedness. Watch your horizontal and vertical lines. If they are off, the eye will pick up on it immediately.

Watch out for filters! Filters are copyright infringement on professional photos, so I recommend avoiding them. They can distort the image.

Don’t take a photo that is too wide. If you go too broad, your image will look distorted. Remember you are shooting your interior design, not a real estate listing!

My goal is to capture aesthetically pleasing images that invite the viewer to say,” I can see myself in a space like this.”

Tori

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