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Beginners Guide to Interior and Product Photography

As most of you already know, apart from a designer, I am also a photographer. Photography has a lot of categories and fields. Which means that even if you already know the basics of photography, you may get a bit lost when it comes to photographing a product or an interior.

Also, I think that being able to set up and take a nice photography, for example, to create a mock-up, is very interesting also for designers. And that is why I decided to share with you this quick and basic guide to interior and product photography by Brittany Goldwyn.

I discovered Brittany a while ago when looking for some DIY projects for my new apartment. Her photos, always bright and clean, got my attention from the very beginning, and I was very excited when she decided to create this basic tutorial.

The tutorial is divided into 8 parts, starting with the very basics of photography and finishing with a basic tutorial of photo editing with Lightroom.

Note: If you already know the basic concepts of photography, you can skip directly to the number 6 and 7 😉

  1. Exposure basics & aperture: Photography basics, including exposure and aperture.
  2. Shutter speed & ISO: Photography basics, including speed and ISO.
  3. Essential tools: Basic tools, like tripod and remote, that will improve your photography.
  4. Focus, composition & cropping: Basics on depth of field and composition.
  5. DSLR shooting modes: Very basic explanation on DSLR shooting modes.
  6. Tips for shooting interiors: In this one, Brittany shares her tricks for shooting interiors.
  7. Tips for products & flat lays: This one is very interesting, with some tips to photography products with no need of having to go to a studio.
  8. Editing & processing: Basic edition with Lightroom.

I hope you find this tutorial interesting, and maybe you discovered some good tricks.