Explore Creative Side of Furniture Photography: Ideas and Tips

Furniture photography is a niche that many people know little about, but it can be a very creative process. The emphasis of this blog post will be on the more creative side of furniture photography. We’ll discuss the various techniques and ideas to try to create unique product photos for your business!

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1. What is Furniture Photography

Furniture photography is a niche that many people know little about, but it can be a very creative process. The emphasis of this blog post will be on the more creative side of furniture photography. We’ll discuss the various techniques and ideas to try to create unique product photos for your business!

2. Basic Equipment

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Here are some basic pieces of equipment that could help you in your furniture photography work:

● Tripod-Obligatory for any sort of camera work includes using video too (no need to buy an expensive one)

● Digital SLR Camera -For DSLR, I would recommend Canon Rebel T-i or EOS 1100D, Nikon D3300. But any good quality camera will work

● Remote trigger -you can either use a standard model that costs around $20 or you could go for an expensive wireless one if your budget allows

● Macro lens and/or Extension tubes -these are optional but may come in handy when attempting creative photos of small objects such as jewelry etc.(I’ve already written about macro photography check it out)

3. Techniques to Make Your Furniture Look Its Best

One of the best ways to make your furniture look its best is to use a light background and dark accent pillows. You can also try to use white sheets or white bedding pulled up under the sofa cushions for a beautiful backdrop.

Another great way to demonstrate your favorite piece of furniture is by placing it in front of an interesting landscape with natural props, such as bark, leaves, logs, vines, tree stumps, or flowers that are blooming in their natural state. You can also create the same effect by taking photos at different times of the day.

You can also try using a grid to highlight key pieces for certain rooms in your home. To do this you will need two frames with one being black and the other white or any color you would like. The way it works is by placing the black frame on one side of your furniture while leaving space in between for accent colors to pop out at the viewer. Then place a mirror with the same dimensions as the frames directly across from them and take photos using natural lighting. This will create an interesting effect that can be used time and again!

4. Tips For Taking Great Pictures Of Your Rooms And Decorations

Decorating the house is really fun, but shooting the photos can be SUPER stressful. You want to get it right, but sometimes it’s just not possible. I’ve learned a few tricks to help you take great pics of your rooms and decorations- here are four of my favorite tips:

1) Be serious about what you’re photographing. This should be the most important thing in your picture, so stand or sit long enough to make sure everyone understands what your photo’s about (this makes sure you don’t waste time on pictures that aren’t any good).

2) Consider which perspective will work better for your photos. If you’re taking pictures of one object, try standing above or below it; if you’re taking pictures of a group, try to step back so you can see everyone.

– Don’t have too many things in the picture. There should be no distractions for your viewers and everything must contribute to what you’re trying to say – otherwise, it’s just visual noise!

– Get as close as possible without cutting off any important details that would confuse or distract from the main subject/theme. You want people who are looking at this photo to know exactly what they’re seeing (and why). If there is more than one object within a frame, make sure each has its own point of interest and doesn’t cause confusion between two objects with similar shapes or colors. This will only serve as clutter and away from your overall goal: to tell a story.

– Be sure to clear everything out of the background, even if it’s something you love!

You don’t want anything in your photo that will take away from what you’re trying to say – each object should have its own place and purpose without any distractions. This is especially important when taking pictures outdoors as items within the landscape can be very distracting for viewers (unless they are posed specifically). Don’t forget this rule applies indoors too: make those curtains or furniture pieces disappear by removing them with editing tools like Photoshop or Lightroom. Just remember not to remove things that really matter as part of the scene/story unless absolutely necessary! In cases where there isn’t much choice left but to include an element that you don’t want in the photo, place items at angles that aren’t distracting or pay attention to how you position your body with respect to the background.

– Make sure nothing is reflected on any objects!

If there are windows or light sources around it can be very easy for reflections of things like lights and faces to appear within an object’s surface (like glass). If this happens, most cameras have a ‘red eye reduction’ mode which will help reduce these distractions – try using it when taking pictures indoors. You can also edit out unwanted details afterward with software like Photoshop or Lightroom but make sure not to lose important parts of your story while doing so. Another option would be moving away from direct light sources until they’re no longer causing problems.

– Don’t be afraid to experiment with angles!

The most interesting shots are the ones that don’t occur naturally, so take some time to play around and see what you can come up with. It could also help to have someone stand in the scene while you practice moving around them – just make sure they’re okay with it first 😉 This will allow you to try different perspectives without having much setup work involved, allowing for faster editing down the road when trying to find a shot within all of your pictures. Have fun playing around until something catches your eye – then, start experimenting even more by changing little things like height (standing on boxes/chairs), distance (moving closer or further away), or focal length (zoom in or out).

– Use your camera’s grid mode.

This will help you frame the scene by helping to keep everything straight and organized, ensuring that there are no crooked lines within a photo (which can be distracting for viewers). It is also important when taking pictures of objects from above as it ensures they all have equal height – making sure nothing looks smaller/larger than others. This trick works best if you’re shooting with a wide-angle lens at close range but any focal length could benefit from this setting! Just make sure not to forget about it afterward: crop your images before going on to edit them so all sides look equally proportional 😉 Another helpful tip would be using an app called perspective control’ which helps you correct any distortions caused by a lens’ field of view.

– Use your camera’s ‘macro mode’.

This is the setting that allows you to focus on objects very close up, allowing for detailed shots of almost anything! This mode also comes in handy during nighttime when lights are the only sources available – it will help you capture light trails without having to do much post-production work 😉 Just remember not to shoot right into bright lights (like street lamps) as they might cause over exposure or leave ugly-looking spots within images. You can always use software like Photoshop or Lightroom afterward if necessary but try to avoid these issues at all costs! Another helpful tip would be finding something small and interesting near windows/doors after dark – you can then experiment with different settings to see how they affect the size/brightness of any light trails which appear within your images.

– Don’t be afraid to use a tripod!

Some photographers swear by them but even if you’re more comfortable without one, there are many situations where it would come in very useful: low light settings (like nighttime) or when wanting to shoot from a stationary position for an extended period. This is not only helpful for keeping things still and avoiding camera shake issues that may appear while holding/moving around your camera for too long; it’s also necessary when experimenting with slower shutter speeds as these might cause any movement made by hands/people to become visible within images. Make sure to keep your tripod stable while using it though, as even the slightest bump might cause unnecessary blur in images!

5. Creating A Story With The Images You Take

A great way to create a story with your images is to use text or typography. You could overlay the photos on top of one another, type out a sentence for each photo, combine photos with some explanations, or use title text on top of the images to tell the story.

This is a great way to create a story around your images and it can be done in post-production as well, so you don’t have to worry about making the lighting perfect when shooting!

– You could also use title text on top of the images to tell a story.

– Try inserting one photo, explaining it, and then moving onto another image or set of images with some titles or explanations for each one.

– Combine photos with some explanations! Just make sure you don’t have too many words because they will take up space in your frame which is something we want to avoid as much as possible when photographing furniture! Or instead, try typing out a sentence for each photo that makes sense together: “This piece would be great at the end of a hallway”, “A beautiful mirror perfect above a fireplace”.


Hopefully, this article has given you ideas and techniques to get your creative juices flowing. We have also shared some examples of furniture photography that showcase the different ways people are thinking outside the box when it comes to capturing their favorite pieces. There is no right or wrong way to take a photo, so be sure to experiment with all these tips and use what works for you!