How to Shoot in Small Places

How to Shoot in Small Places, Lightroom Presets, Photographers Education
Taking the perfect picture in small places is very challenging. There are several things you need to consider when you plan a to shoot in small places.
 
How to Shoot in Small Places
​First of all, you need to make sure that you have the right equipment to shoot in small places. I advise using a wide angle lens 24,35 mm or a 24-70 zoom lens. I have shot this with a Sigma 24 mm f1.4 ART so I could get in the whole Airstream interior.
 
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Another challenge that comes with small spaces is the lighting. This is very important when you choose your lens. In my case, there was very low light in the airstream. That’s why a prime lens worked better for me than the 24-70mm zoom lens.
 
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When you shoot in a small space, you need to get creative. Part of the process is to try different angles and positions. In this example, I am shooting from the hallway through the mirror to reflect my client in it.
 
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One way you can make the photoshoot easier is by playing with props or prisms. This will give a whole different effect on the photos. During this shoot, I used a round chandelier glass crystal. You can easily buy one on Amazon.

 

The way this process works best is when you hold it right in front of the camera. At times, it can get tricky because you might see your fingers. An alternative would be to make something that holds the glass crystal in front of your lens.

 
 
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You can also use Fractal Filters or prisms to create an interesting effect in photos.
 
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Tip: When you shoot through a prism, try to place your subject in front of a window. This will result in reflecting back the light and will give you the desired effect.

 

​In this case, the light was reflected from all three windows.

On the other hand, if you don’t want to reflect the light in it, it could also have a cool effect.

 
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Since there was too much sun coming in from the outside, I created the desired mood by closing the shades. I started playing with the light that came through.
 
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