How to Take Photos of Antiques & Antique Furniture
When taking photos of antiques and antique furniture, you're always going to want to keep a few key things in mind. Find out how to take photos of antiques and antique furniture with help from an experienced interior design professional in this free video clip.
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Hi. I'm Jane Brown from Jane Brown Interiors and JaneBrown.com, and I'm here in the work room of Furnished Green, my favorite little antique store in New York City on Broadway and 31st. So please check them out. You'll find some great bargains. Today I'm going to show you how to photograph an antique piece in your home. Now as you know I'm here at Furnished Green and they have this fantastic wall that they've painted with blackboard paint which is great for showcasing the piece that we want to photograph. Now I know a lot of you probably at home won't have a wall painted in blackboard paint. So what I'd like to do is offer some solutions. So what you can do depending on the color of the piece, you could get a sheet, usually a solid color, so either white or yellow, maybe a dark blue, something that's going to actually highlight the piece that you want to photograph. Failing that, another great thing is if you can take the piece outside to an external wall and photograph the piece on an external wall. And that way you really get a representation of the dimension and the shape and how the piece looks. And now I'm going to talk to you about the intricacies of taking the photo. So what you want to do is you want to get an overall shot of the piece, how it looks for the bar. And then you want to come in on the detail. There is a lot of work and detail in this piece that's going to make it something that someone's really going to want to buy. So if you get an overall shot and then you go in for the smaller detail. I like the detail of the leg with the curve here. You can never have too many photographs to actually illustrate the piece that you're either trying to sell or get valued. So I hope those tips have helped. And until next time, I'll see you soon.