I’m planning on taking photos myself with my phone (it has a good lens) is this guide for me?
Not gonna lie, it is always best to use a professional photographer. But there are a lot of times when using a high-quality phone camera, good lighting, and photoshop knowledge can get you there as well. We always suggest that you take images with your phone for tests, social media, etc.
This guide was created specifically for architects and interior designers to understand what kinds of images they really need to capture. If you’re not ready to hire a photographer and set up a professional shoot (it’s a big investment!) the guide will help you understand the scope and goals.
Will this guide teach me how to take photos/use a camera?
No. That’s what professional photographers are for. This guide covers the types of photos you need to pitch press, and what characteristics they should have. It also covers how to prepare for a shoot and communicate with your photographer.
I am a product designer is this guide for me?
No, but we’ve created two guides specifically for product designers:
Product Photography for Media Outreach: for Small Products (home goods, consumables, tech products, jewelry, ceramics, books, etc).
Product Photography for Media Outreach: for Large Products (furniture, lighting, wallpaper, rugs, etc)
Where can I get more PR tips and strategy advice?
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