Photographing interiors

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by wastlinger, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. wastlinger

    wastlinger TPF Noob!

    Jun 28, 2006
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    I have a couple question regarding photographing interiors with a Nikon D70 or D80.

    Firstly, which lens do I need?
    I would like a horizontal field of view of at least 100%.
    I would like a rectilinear lens with the minimum distortion.
    I have a done a bit of research and it seems the following lens may be suitable:
    Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro

    Secondely, what is the best way of lighting an interior?
    I assume it is using some type of incandescent lighting equipment. Does anyone have any suggestions for some good and portable lighting equipment for photographing interiors?

    Thanks in advance for any advice and suggestions.

    The cheaper the better of course.


  2. Torus34

    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Jan 26, 2006
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    There are many options for lighting an interior. If you wish to draw attention to the actual lighting in a room, working at dusk or at night to keep from blown-out exposure of windows is advisable. For other rooms, natural incoming daylight may provide the 'look' you seek.

    One constant problem is to ensure that the camera is level so that you don't slant verticals.

    There are field of view vs. fl tables available. Don't forget the correction for sensor size if you're using digital instead of film.

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