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Before You Phototograph

Camera First, you’ll want to use a decent camera. A DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera is preferred, but a point-and-shoot camera will work just fine, granted it’s at least 8 megapixels.

Next, you’ll want to properly set up your room. You want to show off the space, not what’s in it. Make sure the room you’re photographing is clean; clear out any distracting items such as toys. Plants and decorative flora also tend to get in the way of the features you’d really like to show off and interact with.

While You Photograph

Use as much natural light as possible. Open the curtains to allow the sunlight to brighten the room. If the room is still a little too dark, turn on the lights.

Be sure to take a landscape photograph. Portrait (or tall) photographs often don’t show enough of the living space. That said, avoid taking wide-angle photos as they will distort the features of a room and affect the final output of the Personal Designer.

Lastly, try to angle the shot of your photograph so the floorboards or tile are straight on and not at a angle. This step isn’t required, but often leads to a more flattering photograph. If the straight-on angle doesn’t show off the living space to your liking, feel free to adjust.

Regarding exterior photos, try to avoid sunrays from coming into the photo. A common way to negate them is by using a lens hood or by placing your hand an inch or 2 over the lens (as if you were shielding your eyes from sunlight by placing your hands above your eyes like a visor). Just be sure that your fingers don’t enter the shot.

In the end, we’ll process any photo, but do your best to avoid dim lighting, blurriness, and pixelation within the photograph.