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Interior and exterior Photography is an exciting hobby to take up. There is so much to play around with – from the amount of light versus shadows to the staging of objects in the room to achieve the very best effect. While it does make a rather engrossing pastime, it takes an expert photographer with years of experience shooting interiors and exteriors to get the perfect set of images. That’s because when it comes to professional Photography of spaces, there are many more factors to consider than lighting and staging (and even those take quite a bit of experience, specialized equipment and technical know-how to do right). Getting it to all come together, as in the photo above, is what you are ultimately after. The picture shows the master bedroom of a $2.45 million home up for sale in Beau Vallon, Seycelles. The exact location in on the northern coast of the island of Mahe, with the Beau Vallon beach below. The room’s large size, dark floors and interesting design components all had to be taken into consideration as I set up for the photoshoot. I also had to bear in mind that the pictures I was taking were intended for use in a real estate article – which was later published in The New York Times’ International Real Estate section. The November, 2010 article was titled “House Hunting in ...the Seychelles” and was written by Lisa Keys. I was able to show the best of all the elements in the room, with staging playing a major role. Staging of rooms, such as this, needs a trained eye since it can be easy to go overboard and end up with something that does not really represent the actual space. Knowing just which items to add or to remove from the room can make the difference between the perfect shot and one that is either too busy or simply missing something.

Keywords: Real Estate (15), Seychelles (15).