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Kitchen spaces

From: Product Photography for E-Commerce

Video: Kitchen spaces

I have asked Mary to walk us through a kitchen. Now a kitchen is so critical to the sale of the home. It's where people spend a lot of time. Mary please walk us through some the things you think about. Mary Pope-Handy: Getting the details is also a very important element of photographing a kitchen, because knowing that there is a stove is not the same thing as knowing that there is a five burner gas stove or a professional quality Wolf range or something like that. So, I would always suggest making sure the stove and cooking surfaces are clean and then taking a picture so you can demonstrate what's in the kitchen.

Kitchen spaces

I have asked Mary to walk us through a kitchen. Now a kitchen is so critical to the sale of the home. It's where people spend a lot of time. Mary please walk us through some the things you think about. Mary Pope-Handy: Getting the details is also a very important element of photographing a kitchen, because knowing that there is a stove is not the same thing as knowing that there is a five burner gas stove or a professional quality Wolf range or something like that. So, I would always suggest making sure the stove and cooking surfaces are clean and then taking a picture so you can demonstrate what's in the kitchen.

A big general pan of the kitchen may not really capture that as well as showing the specifics. So, in this case, there is a nice double oven. It looks like one might be a microwave or convection, I am not sure, plus a warming drawer. So, I would make sure to get a shot of that and maybe also include this side by side built-in KitchenAid freezer fridge combination, because they are beautiful. Dane Howard: Mary has some amazing points here about kitchens that I learned a lot about just in listening to her and walking around with her. Most importantly here, I can see some graininess in the image itself, I didn't shoot with the flash on, I was trying to get the natural light, but I shot it at about 800 ISO.

So, some of that graininess came through. Now, contrast set against this image here. You can start to see that this is a different type of kitchen, but there's more of this vista view. Now, if I just step back two steps and move one to the right, you can start to see what I'm getting here and this is something that I imagine Mary was talking about, removing a lot of the clutter, the pieces that are there are focal points. There is a warmness in the light. There is also a warmness in the openness, even just having that door open invites you outside. All of these things coming together will invite people into this really important room, the kitchen.

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Product Photography for E-Commerce

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  1. 1m 11s
    1. Introduction
      1m 11s
  2. 10m 6s
    1. Point-and-shoot photography
      4m 45s
    2. Digital SLRs and lenses
      3m 19s
    3. Additional equipment
      2m 2s
  3. 8m 54s
    1. Keeping it simple
      56s
    2. Angles, triangles, and cropping
      1m 4s
    3. Getting great close-ups using macro
      45s
    4. Adding context with backgrounds
      42s
    5. Using live models
      1m 29s
    6. Using diffused, natural light
      47s
    7. Turning off the flash
      29s
    8. Using a quick setup and tear down
      52s
    9. Shooting multiple images
      1m 5s
    10. Keeping it human
      45s
  4. 10m 44s
    1. You CAN do this!
      45s
    2. Build it yourself for $10
      6m 4s
    3. Build it yourself for $30
      1m 17s
    4. Using the EZCube ($100)
      2m 38s
  5. 5m 1s
    1. Equipment choices and price ranges
      2m 47s
    2. Positioning and assembly
      2m 14s
  6. 7m 28s
    1. Shooting like a trusted seller
      2m 20s
    2. Establishing trust with audio
      2m 25s
    3. Beyond the 360 view
      2m 43s
  7. 10m 29s
    1. Tips and tricks
      1m 41s
    2. Coins
      3m 9s
    3. Jewelry
      2m 31s
    4. Collectibles and toys
      3m 8s
  8. 15m 0s
    1. Clothing, shoes, and accessories
      10m 53s
    2. Glass and transparency
      4m 7s
  9. 21m 9s
    1. Shooting larger stuff
      4m 40s
    2. Real estate curb appeal
      3m 48s
    3. Living spaces
      4m 46s
    4. Panoramas
      1m 7s
    5. Kitchen spaces
      1m 45s
    6. Tall spaces
      2m 7s
    7. Special features
      1m 57s
    8. Real estate photography overview
      59s
  10. 16m 35s
    1. Cropping and adjusting
      4m 53s
    2. Retouching
      5m 10s
    3. Using your iPhone as a publishing platform
      6m 32s
  11. 13s
    1. Goodbye
      13s

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