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Hotel Room Photography with Skela Studio

I’ve known interior designer Aleksandra from Skela Studio for some time and I’ve always enjoyed our collaborations. On a photo shoot, it can be very helpful to have a second pair of eyes, especially if those eyes have a good artistic sense. This is why I like collaborating with Aleksandra.

Edinburgh hotel room interior designed by Skela Studio

I started by taking a wide shot of the room to show as much of it as possible.

This time around, Aleksandra had designed a room for a boutique hotel in Edinburgh, No 11 Brasserie & Boutique Hotel, and she wanted me to photograph it.

Detail of Edinburgh hotel room interior designed by Skela Studio

After the ‘establishing shot’, we focussed our attention to details of the room.

It is really important for hotels to have their room designed and photographed by professionals. Customers will make their decision to book based on the photographs they see online. So the pictures better look great. Having your hotel rooms photographed by a professional is therefore a must.  But there is only so much a professional photographer can do: if the interior design is substandard, the photos won’t look as nice.

Detail of Edinburgh hotel room interior designed by Skela Studio

It is important to work you subject, so I tried different framings of the bed close up.

It was a pretty small one bed room. But I could have shot there for the whole afternoon. Interior designers are not only looking for a photograph showing as much of the room as possible, but also need detail shots. Unfortunately, we only had a couple of hours, so the few pictures I’m posting here were all we had time for.

Detail of Edinburgh hotel room interior designed by Skela Studio

Real estate agents generally don’t want me to shoot vertical photos, but it is perfectly fine for interior designers.