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Photographing interior spaces takes patience and an eye for detail. While both are required to some degree in all types of Photography, Hotel photography calls for an extra, heaping helping of each. I have learnt a great deal about interior photography from my years of experience as a photographer in various fields of the industry and in real estate photography specifically. There are strategies I use in my own work as shown in the above photo of a $2.45 million house up for sale on the island of Mahe in the Seychelles. The hillside home has plenty of windows that let in an abundance of light while providing amazing views of the verdant landscape, the Beau Vallon beach below and the clear, azure waters of the ocean reaching out to the horizon. This particular photo shows the living room as viewed from the front hallway. It was an important image for me to capture as it embodies the first impression visitors get upon entering the home. In preparing any room to be photographed, one very good tip to is to pay close attention to lighting. Lighting is important and if there is sufficient natural light streaming in, then feel free to use it. That natural light will add an element of freshness that is always desirable in Photography, Hotel settings, in particular, benefiting greatly from it. If the natural light is insufficient then, turn on all the available lights to help reduce shadows and add a touch of warmth to the space. Once you’ve had a look at the effect through your camera, you can begin selectively turning lights off (and on again), and opening and closing curtains until you are satisfied with the picture. Remember to be patient – taking the time to play with all the variations will pay off in the end!

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