5 Tips For Shooting Interior Photography



everyone Daniel and Rachel here from mango Street we've got some spicy nectar for you we're talking shooting interiors we got some tips and tricks to help you along way if you're shooting interiors whether it's lifestyle real estate or something in between here are a few quick guidelines to help you achieve the look you want our style leans more towards the natural lifestyle look so feel free to change or completely disregard any of these tips to better match your style or feel free to throw some shade in the comment section below heighten perspective shoot from the hip shooting around waist height with a neutral perspective meaning your camera is level and pointed straight forward keep the flush and will accurately capture the environment you're in interiors have lots of line from floors and ceilings to doorways and furniture so we recommend using a tripod to keep everything level in a perspective even composition most interior shoots will probably feature furniture over people so decide what your subject is and compose your shot accordingly don't be afraid to move things around to get the shot you want for instance most people probably have soap by the sink but it doesn't always make for a pleasant photo try adding blankets books and plants to give your room some company just make sure it makes sense for your shot lenses you'll likely want a variety of lenses to capture both details and overall vibe on a full-frame camera we like shooting with a 24 or 35 millimeter because they're wide enough to get most of what we want in the shop without being too wide and distorting the perspective try a 60 millimeter for some more details and lifestyle shop in certain types of photography like real estate your client may want a wider perspective to show off more of the room and make it look larger so as always use your best judgment lighting for natural light shoot during the brighter time today like 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. so clean the neutral looks yukine's LED panels to fill in shadows but if you don't have any of those use a reflector to bounce some lights your scene the other thing we like to do is turn off interior light most interior lights are tungsten so having to compete in color temperatures generally is my deal if the lighting fixtures or features you need to highlight however you may want to keep them on and adjust the temperature in post-production aperture try shooting with a higher aperture somewhere between 5 point 6 and 11 keep the majority of your shot in focus you can get a softer vibe by shooting more wide open like 1.2 to 4.5 so determine to look you are and set your aperture accordingly summary shoot from waist height with the neutral perspective select your subject use a wide-angle lens utilize natural light shoot with a higher aperture we hope you guys enjoyed that tutorial in the comment section below let us know what you want to learn next and hit the subscribe button if you haven't already so you won't miss out

31 Comments

  • Ry Ho

    April 12, 2019

    Shooting an Airbnb for my first time tomorrow and this is going to help a lot! Thanks

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  • Mohammed Ahmed

    April 12, 2019

    Thank you so much ?

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  • Ultimate DroneView

    April 12, 2019

    I had to pause the video at 0:24 to see who was throwing shade. lol

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  • Monastic Culture Entertainment

    April 12, 2019

    throwing shade!!!

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  • Dania Ahmad

    April 12, 2019

    Faaan freak'n tastic! Short and so much "too the point"! Helped me a lot! Good job guys!…i think, next you guys should do a video on your thought process and the workflow to producing one of your 1-3 min videos

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  • Selena Singh

    April 12, 2019

    Helpful video

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  • Etasis Asis

    April 12, 2019

    best

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  • Ahmed Shalaby

    April 12, 2019

    i like those fast tips, but they are not generic. We can only apply the setting you mentioned in specific situation, when we have good natural light from big window! but what is the case when ambient light is low, what setting and assisting light we can use

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  • david k

    April 12, 2019

    This was exactly what I needed! It was very straight to the point and no extra wording to make the video longer, and had perfect information! Thank you!

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  • Megan Weidle

    April 12, 2019

    Thank you! My friend asked me to shoot his tattoo shop and this will be my first time shooting interior and since this is how he makes his livelihood, I HAVE to be perfect. So this was very very helpful!

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  • Chuck Casella

    April 12, 2019

    Thanks, nice work!

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  • Ario Angelo

    April 12, 2019

    great guidelines & quick tips… loved the dog at the sink! (lol)

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  • Todd Garrigus

    April 12, 2019

    Thank you for this video! Subscribing for sure!

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  • Dark Djinn

    April 12, 2019

    When the video started I thought that the dog was dead so my heart skipped a beat! Anyway great video.

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  • Funky Geek

    April 12, 2019

    My comment might be quite useless at this point. But I do very, very much love you guys.?

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  • Jonathan Quintana, P.A.

    April 12, 2019

    Big fan of replacing the soap near the sink with a dog ?

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  • Paul Breland

    April 12, 2019

    OK. Proof that it is possible to make a good quality, informative video less than 5 minutes long. No need for 25 minutes of talking head and 4 minutes of "unboxing" before showing 1 minute of useful information. You guys need to be teaching classes on how to make useful videos. Outstanding! Keep up the good work.

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  • bnkrazie

    April 12, 2019

    When I heard Mango Street I was immediately turned off due to other videos but this was more or less true.

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  • cytrynaa

    April 12, 2019

    Short and informative. nice. btw. Do you breathe when you speak? 😉

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  • Ashutosh Bhardwaj

    April 12, 2019

    Dog ??

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  • Gisela Vargas

    April 12, 2019

    What kind of lens would you recommend for a non full frame camera like a Canon 60D? Same?

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  • BEKKI oh my travel

    April 12, 2019

    hahaha i love your dog. Thanks for this video.

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  • Camille Hita

    April 12, 2019

    Hi! I love you guys so much! I like pretty much every video I've seen and it hit 5k! woo! congrats haha! question: I'm looking for a tripod but how do I know what accessories I need? do you have a video on tripods? thanks anyway if you don't or don't even see this haha xoxo

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  • Aris Arifin

    April 12, 2019

    Nice tip

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  • Britney Bennett

    April 12, 2019

    You guys are amazing and I feel super inspired after watching your videos! I think I'm addicted lol. Once I start one I just keep watching the next! I'm a designer and have always been interested in photography. I have decided to start learning and doing my own interior shoots for my projects. I have done a lot of research, but have a couple questions if you have time to answer that would be amazing! Do you prefer to use multiple prime lenses on an interior shoot or could a wide angle zoom lens be a sufficent place to start? Also, do you feel for interiors specifically that a full frame camera is much more beneficial than a crop sensor?

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  • Chimi Nangsel Dorji Music

    April 12, 2019

    I love you guys so much I don't even skip the 2 minute ads ❤

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  • 송이s o n g y i

    April 12, 2019

    What is aperture? Is it something that you set to get selective focus effects?

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  • nuts rocks

    April 12, 2019

    Thnx that was helpful..

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  • Prateek Kumar

    April 12, 2019

    Dog's always bark. Don't listen to whatever the shit people say. I Love your content, photography, video color grading and especially the touch that your relationship give to these videos??

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  • Carlos

    April 12, 2019

    haters incoming at 23 seconds pahahaha

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  • Andrei Restrepo

    April 12, 2019

    mango street kills it every time. i went through 10 realestate videos before this and none of them taught me as much as this one. plus, your videos always keep the viewer interested!

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