Anyone who wants to sell their home or showcase their style will benefit from learning how to photograph and stage rugs.
There’s a ton of information available on how to take photos. You may feel overwhelmed if, when looking for tips, you find a thousand different guides about portraits, landscapes, and f-stops.
This is where this article comes in. We’ll focus on taking great photographs of rugs. All you need to take are sharper, higher-quality rug photos in one place.
The advice below will help you whether you are a realtor seeking staging tips, a styler who wants your work showcased, or a homeowner who wants their social standing to improve.
How should I prepare my rug for photography
It would be best if you first ensure your rugs are ready to take photos. Taking a few simple steps for cleaning and preparing your carpets is essential.
Ascertain that your rug is clean. A good photo needs a great subject. You’ll want to clean your carpet and the room in which it has been styled before you start taking pictures. Avoid using a beater on more sensitive wool rugs. You might not think to check for lint or pet hair. Maintaining your carpet more than usual is crucial because it will receive more attention.
Choose a pose. It doesn’t matter if it’s a carpet; it can pose for photos. It’s easiest to take pictures of rugs laid flat or at an angled angle. You can get creative if you only want to take a picture of the carpet, not the room it is in. Take it outside and let it contrast with your patio’s grass, wood, or stones.
How do I set the shot up
We are not here to advise which camera to use to take your photos. We’re going instead to focus on the essential things that anyone can do to improve a photograph, no matter what kind of camera was used.
Ensure you have the correct lighting. This usually means using an external light source to highlight the rug or the area it is in. Soft light is perfect for this type of photography, as it highlights the subject while not washing it out. Natural light is quiet by nature but doesn’t always work with your schedule. The store-bought soft glow is a good alternative if you cannot get natural soft lighting. Soft light umbrellas can be easily acquired and are an affordable option for rug photography.
Check your camera settings. The internal sensors of your iPhone or other digital cameras will automatically adjust the settings to suit your needs. You may have to consider other factors if you use a DSLR or film camera. You can use a film camera setting guide to ensure your shutter speed, and ISO is correct for indoor photography.
Avoid using flash. Flash is almost always more harmful than helpful when it comes to photos of styled or staged rooms. Avoid using it when taking pictures of rugs.
Are there any other rug photography tips you would like to share
Actually… yes! Rug photos are only as good as the camera and rug.
You can use these additional tips to turn your foundation into a series of unforgettable photos that you can use for social media, business, and other purposes.
You can pin the rug to a wall to take an aerial photo. You can imagine an aerial photo by pinning a carpet to a wall. This will allow you to avoid taking a real shot. Here are some tips to help you try this:
Place it where there is natural light. This will prevent shadows from being cast by overhead lights. You can use the light umbrellas that we mentioned earlier.
Map pins can be used to attach your rug to a wall without damaging the rug. These pins leave almost unnoticeable holes, and they won’t be noticeable if the holes are hidden within the rug’s fabric. All but the heaviest rugs can be held in place with one pin every 5 inches or so.
This post contains advice to ensure your success at your next event, whether it’s an open house, photoshoot, or other similar occasion. These tips can be applied to any rug that you own. However, we want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that Sisal Rugs Direct has one of the largest selections of natural fiber rugs available on the Internet.