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A question on furniture for an Interiors shoot

 
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Apr 08, 2013 14:14 |  #1

I'm working with a property management company and I'm going to shoot the interiors of a few of their apartment units.

My contact sent me these pictures he took of the furniture that would be placed in the units I'd be shooting:

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He sent me the above pictures to show me the space id be shooting and the furniture he wants in the interiors.

So my question:
I think the furniture looks pretty bad and degrades the look of the apartment. they make the units look like a cheap motel. do you guys think it'd be better to shoot the apartment units without any furniture at all? Or do you think I should probably include the furniture they put in there.

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Apr 08, 2013 14:18 |  #2

Depends on what the client's needs are. Here in Alaska you cannot miss represent in photos when selling things so is the furniture what they get or just there because it is there now? If it is what they get then it is your responsibility to make it look as good as you can...IMO.

If it isn't part of the deal....you have decide if it displays the size of the room .... etc... or is it taking away from the shot.... IMO


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Apr 08, 2013 14:19 |  #3

I cant imagine the client would accept images without furniture. Spaces look much larger empty, but potential clients want to see the space as it would be populated.




  
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Apr 08, 2013 16:04 |  #4

Furnish the apartments with little tiny salesman's samples so the place looks enormous.


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Apr 08, 2013 16:32 |  #5

karobinson wrote in post #15804269 (external link)
Depends on what the client's needs are. Here in Alaska you cannot miss represent in photos when selling things so is the furniture what they get or just there because it is there now? If it is what they get then it is your responsibility to make it look as good as you can...IMO.

If it isn't part of the deal....you have decide if it displays the size of the room .... etc... or is it taking away from the shot.... IMO

no the rooms arn't furnished. I'd usually want furniture but the ones they're providing arnt very nice

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Furnish the apartments with little tiny salesman's samples so the place looks enormous.

hah, we've got a winnar!


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Apr 08, 2013 16:35 |  #6

Your aim should be to shoot what your client wants. If they want to sell the apartment with crappy furniture, its there choice. Your selling photos not apartments.


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Apr 08, 2013 16:36 |  #7

A bit of staging might help things too. A table cloth, some decent pillow shams and a bit of other touches and crap furniture seems a bit less obvious.




  
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Apr 08, 2013 17:52 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #8

Bring some flowers. :lol:


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