What is Design Photography?

One question I get asked often is, "what is the difference between design photography and real estate photography?" Design, or architectural photography, is a highly specialized form of interior photography. It is meant to show off design elements, rather than just to give a wide shot of a room. As a result, compositions are often much more intimate, and special attention is paid to each element of the photograph. Each image is captured with a high level of precision, from lighting to the placement of objects in the scene. During the post production process, much more time is spent on each photo, ensuring all distractions (vents, light switches, outlets, etc) are removed, so as not to detract from the design. It's not uncommon to spend upwards of 30 minutes editing a single image.            


Pricing for design and architectural shoots is typically based on a half/day and full day rate system. Generally, a half day rate will allow coverage of 2 or 3 rooms, while a full day rate would be appropriate for capturing an entire home. Pricing includes all post production and licensing. Please reach out to me for more information on pricing interior design and architectural shoots. 

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