WHAT IS INTERIOR ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY?
Michigan State University :: 16mm HDR-1/10 sec at f/11, ISO 100
Much like Exterior Architectural Photography, Interior Architectural Photography’s goal is also to bring buildings to life, but from the inside. It is a type of commercial photography that captures buildings and similar structures in an aesthetically pleasing and accurate way.
Although we prefer to use ambient lighting (from open windows or the lights inside the room), we sometimes find a need to add more light to the scene. Using off-camera-flash is our go-to means of adding more light. This is why indoor architectural photography is considered controlled photography. We take control of the situation by adjusting the lighting.
In this type of commercial photography, the most important ingredient is space. This is the reason why we take interior shots with wide-angle lens. That give us the most complete picture. We find it best to take clean, simple shots to avoid visual clutter. This greatly helps in establishing the focus of our images and highlight the personality of a the space we are shooting.