Professional photographers fully understand the great importance of light when it comes to shooting images. Light is necessary to make images brighter and look more dazzling. There are many sources of light that a photographer can use when taking shots. An example is the flash in the camera itself. But then, when it comes to taking indoor photographs, the perfect light is still the natural sun light.
The sun’s light coming from windows can be a big help when doing an indoor photo shoot. Images that are taken using day light look more fascinating, detailed and genuine.
If you are a beginner to photographing indoors, listed below are some tips and hints for you on how you can shoot perfect indoor shots.
1. Pick one source of light
If the daylight coming into the window is too much, you can alter the curtains or blinds to block some light. Be sure to turn off all overhead lights when you already have adequate natural light. Using both natural and overhead lights can affect the quality of the images. It can produce shadows and uneven colors.
If you need to use overhead lights, position your subject a bit far from the light so there’ll be no shadows produced.
2. Study your camera’s adjustments
Cameras have different features and capacities. It's always best to study your own cameras and recognize their ISO limitations. You need to know when a graphic looks grainy so you can adjust it right. It is also advisable to practice at home before you actually offer your services to clients.
3. Select the best spot/s in the home or indoor location
If you’re photographing for family portraits in your client’s home, ask the client to let you look for the best room or spot to take the photo shoots. Scout the rooms or ask for suggestions. Consider rooms with less clutter and no distracting things that might keep the attention away from the subjects.
4. Bounce the light
If you really need to use your flash, you can soften the light by not pointing it directly into the subject. Try to bounce it by directing it to the ceiling or wall as long as it is not pointed into the subject.
By knowing how to make use of the light, your indoor photos will definitely look exceptional. Do not forget also to frequently study your camera and learn more about photography .