Every company wants to make its product look great. Glass, metal, and brick all need the proper lighting for a product to stand out in 360-degree photos. As a result, photographers and architects know that certain light angles will provide the best quality images on construction sites. In this article, we will take a look at how certain angles can affect the quality of a photo.
1. Use the Sun as a Source
The sun is always a great angle to use. It can be bright enough to light up a room and change color. It never changes unless, of course, it is raining. The sun is also a good angle because it will not move too much during the shoot. If there are clouds, they may cover up some of the light and will make it harder to capture photos without them showing up in the pictures later on.
2. Use the Sky as a Source
The sky is one of the best angles to use. It provides bright, vibrant images with a lot of contrast and color. The color of the atmosphere can be changed depending on whether it is cloudy. If the sun isn’t up, you can use a flash to catch photos at night and still get a great result because it will be seen as an orb of light instead of a cloud. The sky is also a great angle because it is almost always there.
3. Use a Flash for Proper Lighting
Using a flash during the daytime will be noticeable, but it can help to improve your photo quality. It doesn’t just apply to the day; you can also use it in the evening. The flash can also be used at night when there isn’t enough ambient light. It is a great way to improve your 360 photos and help your business stand out from other construction companies.
4. Have an Assistant for Lighting
Having someone holding or moving around lights during shoots can ruin the quality of your photos. You want to ensure that lights are not in the shot you are trying to capture. Ideally, consider having someone be a “spotlight” on your photos instead.
5. Use Low Angle Lighting
Lighting from above is usually not a good idea for 360 photography construction because it will show up as an orb of light. It can make it look like something is missing from your pictures or too much and send the message that you may not be up to par with how you are expected to look.
6. Use a Long Lens
Using a long lens will create a deep feeling of distance to build a strong connection with your clients. You can also use features like “macro” to get close shots and try to replicate what the client would see at the real estate listing.
7. Use Multi-Light Sets and Have Multiple Photographers
Having multiple photographers means that there will be different angles from which to choose. Our three photographers will take pictures at other times during the same day or multiple days. It helps to create continuity between photos and gives a more natural feel to your 360 photos.
8. Have Multiple Camera Angles
Multiple camera angles are another way to get different shots into your 360 photos without hiring numerous photographers. A good grade can be used for various poses and for all types of lighting situations. Depending on how many tips you want to use, you may need a GoPro (for low grades) and a 360 camera.
The Bottom Line
Getting the best light angles for high-quality 360 photos on construction sites is not easy, but it is something that you need to do if you want to stand out. Using these tips, you can improve your business and your photos’ image quality. In addition, it will attract more clients and help build a strong relationship with them. Three hundred sixty photos are powerful marketing tools. Still, they are only effective if the lighting is not blocked out or too dark to be seen clearly.