Photography - Small Rooms

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A nice article from Jumping Rocks on photographing your small guest rooms or nooks for your website or blog:

http://jumpingrocks.com/2011/10/making-the-most-of-those-small-rooms-at-your-inn/

 

 

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Their idea about 'think cruise room' had me thinking.  I am always intrigued by how they are able to arrange things in such tight spaces.  

Always cute when we first board, not so after first day and there is NO where to lay anything down.  So little open horizontal shelving.  I looked at that beautifully decorated room and then said, where would I  set my stuff?

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Yup, that was my thought too.  When a room has no place to put things it gets really cluttered and closes in fast.  A small room can feel claustrophobic if everything is on the floor.  So, although this arrangement makes a nice picture, give me a bureau any day.

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Yes, it is an old post, recirculated on Facebook by someone in the industry - sorry, don't remember who.  I noticed the broken link but thought it was still relevant for today.

I posted it again mostly because I always love the vignette photos that JR does. I just recently had an innsitting job where stock photos are being used on the website for breakfast photos.  I took some closeup, well-lit photos with my iPhone (no special tools or lights) during breakfast service while there, and sent one of the pictures to the innkeeper and owner's marketing assistant after my stint.  The closeups came out pretty well, if I do say so myself, and played up the inn's fun patterned breakfast china.  They are interested in getting the whole lot of the photos to update their website with real photos.

The same type of photos - of rooms, food, or activities - are great for enhancing your own website or blog posts.  Good lighting, and then good cropping, go a long way.

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Unfortunately, they say "In our last post, we diagrammed how we photographed and styled a small guest room to best effect," but the link to how to photograph a small room is dead.

I just don't like their suggestion of upholstered headboards. Knowing how oily bald heads can be, I'd want something more washable.

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I'm doing an upholstered headboard for myself. But all I can think of for the inn? BB!

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that post is several years old. wonder how they would update  it now

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Arks wrote:

Unfortunately, they say "In our last post, we diagrammed how we photographed and styled a small guest room to best effect," but the link to how to photograph a small room is dead.

I just don't like their suggestion of upholstered headboards. Knowing how oily bald heads can be, I'd want something more washable.

I totally agree! I allow His Lordship the use of certain pillowcases he has already ruined and no others. Surprising how much damage one walking oil factory can produce in one night on a pillowcase!

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Good one! Thanks!

Odd I was just thinking I've spent some money on the plague room and it books more quickly with the brighter colors. And the lower price probably helps, too.

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