How to take perfect images for all of your room profiles · Local Room Hire

 

How to take perfect images for all of your room profiles

  • By Steve Kreeger
  • 13th May 2016

Here at Local Room Hire, we specialise in providing visitors with a platform to find and book that special and specific room suitable for their needs, saving time and money.
This simple approach enables the rooms in village halls and local smaller venues to proudly stand up alongside castles and stately homes, providing people with their ideal space at a fraction of the usual time searching and cost.

As a result, it is important that every image used to represent your rooms must be of the highest quality. They need to stand out to reach your much-deserved booking potential. That’s why we’ve decided to put together this quick guide of top tips for creating eye-catching photos.
Whether you are a selfie amateur or a fully fledged photographer, a picture says a thousand words…..right?

See the light

When taking any kind of photograph it’s important to make sure there’s enough light, even more so when taking images indoors.

  • Try to get as much natural light as possible in your shot.
    (This is because light sources, such as lamps, can look distorted or create strange shadows elsewhere in the shot)
  • Avoid large white spaces where you can
    (as well as any large windows or doors that let in large amounts of light)

 

Flash is your best friend and your worst enemy

Having the right lighting for your image will always make the shot. Using a flash can help you to balance the daylight within a room.

However using flash unnecessarily will lead to poor images, from the light being too harsh or from light reflections from walls.

Put simply, the key to lighting and using flash, is simply a matter of trial and error. Every room is different. Always set up your camera with only natural light and build up layer by layer on each light source accordingly.

 

Stage dressing

It’s always important to remember the context in which your rooms are most likely to be used.
In most cases, each of your rooms will have a distinct purpose, setup for weddings or as a meeting room.

It’s important to show off the room in the best possible light making it look as attractive as possible. 

As a rule of thumb, remember not to take an image of what the room looks like, but how you want your room to be portrayed. Think of it as a profile picture and what users are looking for.

We know that people looking for a wedding venue, among other things are looking at how the large hall/ballroom etc space can be used for weddings – so show them pictures of that!

Try and look through the eyes of the person viewing your profile.

 

Take your images from the corner of the room

This is probably one of the most important tips for capturing enticing images of your rooms. It’s incredibly simple, but also incredibly effective. You will always make the room feel larger and more spacious.

Placing a mirror in a room can also make it feel bigger.

By taking your pictures from the corner of a room you give the impression the space is larger and more welcoming, leading to greater inticing images and more enquiries!

If you want to take it a step further, take your pictures lower than usual and use a slightly wider lens, but now we’re getting technical… !

Lots of our wedding venues have some great images.
Take a look at our wedding rooms in Kent here.