Photographing a bathroom has its challenges. It's usually a small, tight space with no natural light. With good preparation and post-editing techniques, a great bathroom photograph can be achieved. Here is what I do when photographing a bathroom.
No matter if it's been updated or if it's a vintage bathroom, the goal is to showcase a crisp, clean bathroom. To do this:
Set the Stage
1. Clean the bathroom.
2. Clear everything out of the bathroom except for a few towels.
3. Put the toilet seat and lid down.
1. Use to tripod to level the shot.
2. Shoot in landscape mode.
3. Use a wide-angle lens.
4. Use flash or HDR techniques to bring in as much light as possible.
5. Set the camera's white balance accordingly to highlight the whites of the porcelain fixtures.
Use your editing software to:
1. Correct white-balance, lighting, brighten shadows, sharpen, etc.
2. Straighten the photos and correct the horizontal and vertical lines, especially if you are using a wide-angle lens that can make walls, for example, look bowed.
3. Bracket photos (HDR) to brighten up the dark corners and even out the bright spots.
These are just a few of the tips I use when photographing probably one of the toughest rooms in a house - the bathroom. (I took this photo this year for one of my listings in Olympia, WA.)
This is my entry into Dick Greenberg's 2017 ActiveRain Photography Contest.