Introduction to Interior Photography

A course by James Rajotte
Photographer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined October 2020
, Photographer

Create beautiful images of indoor spaces and learn the essentials of planning, shooting, and post-production

  • 99% positive reviews (150)
  • 4175 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Create beautiful images of indoor spaces and learn the essentials of planning, shooting, and post-production



  • 99% positive reviews (150)
  • 4175 students
  • 16 lessons (3h 1m)
  • 25 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Interior spaces can express mood, tell stories, and create aspiration—even simultaneously within a single image. Whether it’s white walls and clean lines or colorful furniture and eccentric details, interior photography is about capturing that emotion by balancing light, composition, and depth to make viewers feel like they’re actually there.

In this course, join photographer James Rajotte and learn how to capture the beauty of interior spaces through the lens of your camera. From preparation to post-production, discover how James practices experimentation and patience to produce professional architectural images that highlight the uniqueness of any indoor space.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation for Your Shoot
  • U3
    U3. Shoot Day
  • U4
    U4. Post-Production
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start your course by getting to know James and his style of photography. Take a look at some inspiring people and publications that influence his work, and go through the general layout of the course before finding your camera and getting started.

Discover how to use a shot list to organize your ideas visually and get some tips on how to compose images for interiors. Learn about scouting locations and what you should consider when lighting a space. Then review your camera settings and take a look at the other essential equipment you’ll need for your shoot.

Join James on location and discover his creative process for breaking down and analyzing a new space. Revisit perspective, depth of field, focal length, and other basic photography concepts before setting up your lighting and camera. Learn about camera placement, how to visualize your images on an external monitor, and why it’s best to use bracketing when shooting interiors.

Finally, open Lightroom and see how James imports, organizes, and prepares his images for retouching. Transfer your final selection to Photoshop. Then use layers and masks to adjust light, shadows, color, and more before generating some final images for print or sharing online.

What is this course's project?

Create 3 to 5 images of an interior space and highlight the unique qualities of its architecture and design

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for photographers of any skill level who want to learn the creative process behind interior photography.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of digital photography and access to Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop is necessary to fully benefit from this course.

To take the course, you should have a digital camera, a wide angle lens with manual focus, and a tripod. Additional equipment will be mentioned in the course, but is optional.

You will also need a space to photograph. This can be your own home, a public space, or another inspiring location where you can have undisturbed access for a few hours.


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James Rajotte

A course by James Rajotte

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Photographer James Rajotte is a native of Pennsylvania, USA, but has been living and working as a photographer in Spain since 2011. Before that time, he collaborated with The New York Times and was a visiting professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. He specializes in portrait-based stories and campaigns, but also shoots reportage-style imagery, interiors, automobiles, and short films.

His personal work showcases his curiosity for people and is often inspired by his own life. He is a regular contributor to publications like El País Semanal, and has photographed notable figures such as Viggo Mortensen, Pedro Almodóvar, and Iker Casillas.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Introduction
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do in this Course?
  • U2

    Preparation for Your Shoot

    • Interior Photography Styles and Categories
    • Lighting in Interior Photography
    • Equipment
  • U3

    Shoot Day

    • Composition and Art Direction
    • Camera Setting and Lighting
    • Photographic Shooting
  • U4

    Post-Production

    • Image Selection and Editing
    • Working With the Files 1
    • Working With the Files 2
    • Working With the Files 3
    • Working With the Files 4
    • Working With the Files 5
    • Save Your Project and Share Your Work
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Interior Photography

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Introduction to Interior Photography. Photography, and Video course by James Rajotte

Introduction to Interior Photography

A course by James Rajotte
Photographer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined October 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (150)
  • 4175 students