On Location: Getting the Perfect Shot
For those of us who love home decorating, it sometimes doesn’t take much to excite our inner interior design junkie. It might be the latest copy of Trad Home in my mailbox, a bin of discount fabrics or the chance drop-in at a girlfriend’s house just as she is bringing home tile samples for the new kitchen!
Well! Earlier this year, I found something that tops ALL of that! I got to go behind-the-scenes on a Drexel Heritage catalog shoot for the Adaptations collection. I felt like such a home decor insider, and it was fabulous! For starters, the photography shoots are always done in gorgeous environments. This one was a house that I never wanted to leave. Add to that the fact that you have an incredible photo stylist, an amazing photographer, an uber-talented art director and experienced furniture movers on-site to get everything just so.
In fact, it was the “just so” process of it all that interested me the most. As you’ll see in the video, there is a whole lot more to it than simply putting some furniture in a room, accessorizing and snapping the photos. The meticulous placement of each piece, adjusting of the lighting, the adding (and many times the taking away) of accessories were all as much of an art form as the final product itself.