6 Tricks for Shooting Interiors on Your Phone

If you’re at the helm of a successful design studio, you already know that design is only half the job. The other half is about effectively marketing your client projects—before, during, and after the process. Whether you’re shooting portfolio images for your website or for submission to publications, the importance of professional photography cannot be overstated. That being said, there’s also a time and place to shoot interiors on your phone for social content on Instagram Stories, TikTok, and more.


We’ve invited our staff photographer, Madeline Harper, to share her expertise on capturing beautiful photos that reflect the quality of your brand. Plus, we’re sharing our single tap solution for high-quality editing on the go with the IDCO X Madeline Harper Photo Presets. Learning to shoot interiors on your phone and edit in one step has never been easier.



6 Tricks for Shooting Interiors on your Phone

6 Tricks for Shooting Interiors on your Phone

Photography: Madeline Harper

HOW TO SHOOT INTERIORS ON YOUR PHONE

Use Natural Light Sources

Rule of thumb: when you shoot interiors on your phone, the more natural light, the better! Most phones these days are amazing and have the option for a shutter speed longer than a second or two. So, even if you’re shooting a darker room, you can capture it pretty well. Using a longer shutter speed is best when using a tripod or with your hand resting on a stable surface to prevent any blurriness.

6 Tricks for Shooting Interiors on your Phone

6 Tricks for Shooting Interiors on your Phone

Photography: Madeline Harper

Incorporate Accessories

Greenery always gives a breath of fresh air. Also, make sure to keep away from your client’s personal family photos and lean more towards art pieces. I love styling with mixed textures, stacked books, and unique pieces of furniture.

Consider Time of Day

Truth be told, there isn’t one best time of day to shoot interiors. It depends the way the home is sited, and whether your prefer even lighting or some natural light pockets and shadows. I usually recommend even light if you want textures and finishing touches to shine. However, shadows and light streaks can add drama, dimension, and uniqueness if you have an unfilled space. It's fun to use to set a moody tone, but the majority of your photos should be light and clear enough to show off your work.