Interior Photography: How to Best Capture a Space Premium class

Alex Staniloff, Interior Photographer

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13 Videos (22m)
    • Introduction

    • Project Overview

    • Prerequisites

    • A Word About Gear

    • Gearing Up

    • Taking in the Space

    • Framing Your Shot

    • Setting Your Camera

    • Shooting to the Right

    • Using a Bounce Flash

    • White Balance

    • Details and Vignettes

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

In this class we’ll go over all the basic skills you’ll need to best photograph interiors.

We’ll talk about what equipment I use and what kind of gear you’ll need for the job. We’ll go into a new space and discuss how you approach a home for the first time, and what to look for before you even pick up your camera. After that, we’ll talk about how to best set up your shot and how to use natural and artificial light to your advantage.

This course will not discuss any processing or file handling, as we’ll primarily focus on getting the best shot in-camera so we’ll talk about shooting to the right and using your histogram on your camera to make sure your shots look good, even when they’re not on your camera.


44 of 44 students recommendSee All

Thank you! This is exactly what I needed to get started. I put some techniques to use earlier today with much success. Thank you!
Excellent, high level overview of interior real estate photography
Awesome!! Very informative!!





Alex Staniloff

Interior Photographer

Alex Staniloff is a New York-based photographer specializing in interiors and architecture. He has worked for countless interior designers, architects and realtors to help capture their spaces in the best light. Having shot nearly 10,000 spaces, Alex's work has ranged from hotels, restaurants, doctor's offices, condominiums and even a bowling alley.

His work has been used and featuerd in publications around the world as well as in campaigns for Starwood Hotels, Airbnb and Seamless. Though he loves living in New York, he misses shooting the craftsman and tudor-style houses of his hometown, Los Angeles.

Alex loves working with natural light, especially the occasional skylight. On a job for Alex, there's nothing better than white walls and a sunny day. Alex loves to travel and shoot on his voyages, be it a geodesic dome in Joshua Tree or a cozy cottage in Bruges. Every job is a way for Alex to practice and hone his skills and he looks forward to each and every shoot.

You can view Alex's portfolio at Gotham Interiors

And his past projects can also be viewed at Houzz - Gotham Interiors