The Big Picture...

I've always had a knack for being able to take the occasional good snap shot (haven't most of us?). However I want to take my photography to the 'next level' so I've set myself a goal: mastering property photography.
This blog shares my journey along my way to mastery of property photography, from the outset to where I am now, and gives you the opportunity to get involved too.

Project Status...

Project 52 AU (a project by Evan Walters to photograph 52 Canberra-region properties in 52 weeks) is currently in "pre-season" status and kicks off September 1, 2009.
I am quickly running out of rooms in my own home to photograph. If you have access to a presentable property in the Canberra region I need your help. I'd love to photograph your property for you. Please contact me.

My Entertainment Room

This photo was taken on a gloriously sunny Canberra winters day on the south side of my home (meaning the sun never reaches this side of the property). It was about 3.00pm (around two of sunlight remaining at this time of year).

Technically this is a third bedroom and for the size and area my home is located in this is what it is likely to be used as so I've tried to represent the area as a large living space.

What I learnt from this photoshoot:
1. I live in a home with pink carpet (ok, so I already knew that, now you do too).
2. Find the flattering shot. This room has multiple features including the doorway on the right hand side and wall-to-wall wardrobe on the left hand side. I photographed the room from both perspectives and for me the doorway and outdoor courtyard came up much better.
3. Be careful when choosing your shot height. Taking the shot from waist height tends to flatter the room as it captures it square on. For me, this shot seems just a tad too low down, I keep wanting to see this photograph just a little more square on.

To view the EXIF Info please click the image as I have posted these details on Flickr.

As always I'd love to have your feedback on my work.


  1. Anonymous said...

    Great job - it looks amazing!

  2. debby said...

    I like your humour. ...To take the photo even one step further, I think I would move the little table just outside the glass door so that it is not in the photo, emphasizing that not only is this a big room, but it has a great area right outside these sliding glass doors. The eye would not be interupted by the table, but see the more expanisive view of the outside continuing from the inside, doubling the feeling of spaciousness.

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