You can easily add a personal touch to your Interior images by jumping in the frame yourself. This can instantly help with conveying your personality to your audience or show the functionality of the space or the objects within it. One Interior creative that cleverly adds herself into her images is Tara Wokulski from @coco.camellia_. I’ll take you through some of the techniques Tara uses to inject her persona into her spaces.
Most people are more comfortable in front of the camera if they are doing something to distract themselves from the fact they are being photographed, such as reading a book or interacting with your child [or even your fur child]. This can often mean you are turned away from the camera or simply looking down and preoccupied.
Tara often goes when step further with this technique and appears in her own ‘how to’ videos. Check them out on her page @coco.camellia_ for loads of inspiration not only in the styling department [well worth a watch!] but appearing in videos too if you are feeling brave.
Read our blog 'how to look less awkward in your photos with staged candid poses' for more tips on posing in your images.
2. Part of you
You can only show a strategically cropped part of you if you don’t want to fully appear in your image. Perhaps just your hands putting down a vase of flowers or have the vase of flowers cleverly do the cropping.
3. Prop yourself
Props are always handy to use in your images and Interior shots are not exception when you are appearing in the frame. From flowers to books, there are so many props you can interact with in your Interior shots to help you be present. Make these props count by using things that help in showing a part of your personality like bold flowers, your favourite book or you can gazing down into your coffee cup in the perfect looking down shot,
Our blog ‘Selfies for shy people: 7 ways to take a self portrait without showing your face’ will take you through more props to use to help you get in the frame.
4. The blurred walk through, from a distance shot
The is a common architectural technique to add the human element to Interior images whilst keeping some anonymity to the ‘model’. This could be by walking through the shot, showing the functionality of the space or entering the space. By keeping your distance in the space or intentionally blurring yourself, it keeps the detail focused on the space and the interior styling.
Tip: Experiment with a longer shutter speed to intentionally blur yourself as you move through the space or do something within the space.
5. Own it
You can simply own the shot and be yourself if you are confident in front of the camera, or just take 356 photos like I do and you are bound to get some winners. Tara is so successful at owning the frame and inspiring us all.
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