Photography – without it, our kitchen design/remodeling world would be a drab and dull place indeed.
Think how closely aligned our business is to the fashion industry. We use the same lingo: we’re kitchen designers, they’re fashion designers. Our work is called style, we probably “borrowed” it from fashion. Entire websites and magazines are devoted to our work and to their work.
At left is a lovely kitchen, completely bare. The shining hardwood floors, beadboard sides on the island, the custom wood hood, furniture feet on the sink base are fabulous custom kitchen features worth looking at. But wouldn’t bar stools, flowers, possibly a bowl of fruit make it look more appealing and inviting?
And then there’s this (left). Whoever took this photograph was looking over the cabinet blankets at the lovely cabinets and counter and appliances beyond. This is where a professional photographer would save your shot. You would not get a photo like this if a professional was involved.
Truly this photo is unusable because of the poor staging and layout. And that’s a shame because there are features that are worth showcasing.
In today’s digital world, you get to see what your photo will look like on the computer screen before the camera shutter clicks. Don’t like the way the light reflects off the backsplash? Move the camera up or down, adjust the lighting. Don’t like the cupcakes in the shot? Take them out. Gone are the days of agonizing over a shot and then having to decide if you like it after looking at Polaroids.
Kitchen Design Partner recommends forming a working relationship with a professional photographer so he or she can get to know what you want in your photos to best showcase your work. You get to know how they work and what they charge. It’s a win-win for both of you.