07. Indoor photography Part 1

This chapter covers indoor portraiture where picking your location is key. Big windows are our friend whilst too much light can actually be an issue. In situations like this it’s all about making your model comfortable and relaxed in a home environment and understanding the potential benefits or problems that the room you’re working in provides. In this chapter find out the steps that you need to take when shooting in someones home. What props and furniture work? and what should you be careful of?


  1. This is wonderful video. I am happy because you mentioned the list of equipment used in the video.

    1. Hi Vincent, the sync speed with flash is 1/250th but there are no flash or studio lighting being used in this course. This is part of the course on natural light portraiture. For studio lighting portraiture see the course ‘Light Source’.

  2. 21:20 I think the chair blocking the model’s forearm is distracting. What do you guys think?

    1. Hi Leo, I wouldn’t agree at all. The kitchen work-surface and the chair work together to form occlusion which increase the sense of three dimensionality in two dimensional photography. The image is not about the models arm it’s about her face and upper body, although of course it is always possible to improve every images, one must take an image in its overall context and emotional impact, some of the best images in the world are full of ‘technical’ faults but work perfectly on an emotional level.


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