When I first began Maison de Pax five years ago, my images were blurry, dark, and crooked. I’ve spent the last five years focusing on creating crisp, clear interiors with depth and realism.
Since then, my photography has been published in – and on the cover of – multiple national magazines. Not only that, they paid me for it!
In today’s increasingly visual society, I truly believe that my photography is the #1 contribution to the success of my business as a home decor, DIY, design, and lifestyle blogger. And it can be an incredible asset to your design, real estate, or creative business, as well.
With my simple explanations, expert tips, efficient methods, and practical approach, I can save you five years of your life (and thousands spent on a professional photographer) and help you gain the necessary skills to capture truly magazine-worthy images.
Whether you’re a blogger, an interior designer,
a small business owner, a real estate agent, or a homeowner,
if you would like to capture your interior beautifully,
this is the course for you.
“My photography completely changed for the better once I learned and adopted Rachel’s methods for photographing interiors.
I had been so frustrated because my images kept turning out dark and blurry, but with her strategy, I am now able to get the bright, crisp, and clear photos I was hoping for!“
Abby Lawson | Just a Girl and Her Blog
“Rachel’s help has grown my blog by leaps to land features with brands in advertising and in national magazines. Her course is one of the best investments you can make.”
Lauren Shaver | Bless’er House
Are you shooting in automatic? Does the idea of shooting in manual make you panic? Do your images come out blurry or dark or grainy? In this unit, I will break down the Exposure Triangle in a creatively simple way that enables you to feel confident about the best balance for photographing interiors. I will explain aperture as it relates specifically to close ups, vignettes, and full-room shots. I will show you exactly which settings on your camera to use for each approach and how to manipulate them. In the end, you can confidently command your DSLR camera.
Are your windows blown out? Do dark corners drive you crazy? Are shadows your nemesis? How about tiny spaces with no windows? Lighting is everything when it comes to photography, so it’s no surprise that the majority of questions I receive are related to these topics. In this unit, though, I’m going to break down the number one goal in interior photography lighting and show you exactly how you can achieve that in any given space. I will focus on using natural light but also share tips and tricks for times when artificial light is necessary. Say goodbye to blown out windows and dark shadows and shine a light on gorgeous interiors.
Does the space you’ve designed look better in person? It turns out that designing a space to live in and designing a space to photograph are in many ways two different things. I will show you how to consider a space as a photographer even as you are designing and decorating; how to approach the room from the proper angles; and how to layer, add, take away, and rearrange to capture the perfect shot.
So your photography is becoming amazing… or almost amazing. Maybe you’ve been frustrated in the past by hours and hours of trying to edit mediocre photos. I understand! But editing shouldn’t be a replacement for quality images straight-out-of-camera; rather, it should be the tool that takes your images from strong to incredible. I will show you exactly what Lightroom techniques are most appropriate and applicable for interior photography; how to tweak, straighten, and lighten your images without losing depth or quality; and even how to do some basic graphic design in Photoshop to put your incredible images to work marketing for you.
Have you ever wondered what a professional photographer’s photoshoot and editing process looks like? Or rather, what it looks like for a homeschooling, work-at-home, mother of four to shoot images that she sells to brands and magazines? 😉 I have recorded an entire photoshoot for you – start to finish. You can see how I manipulate the natural light, how I stage the space, how I edit the frame for each individual image, how I bring in models for more lifestyle scenes, and what settings and tools I use in the process. Then, I open my computer and walk you through editing the entire set of images. You get to see my good, bad, and ugly… and see how quickly we can turn them into amazing.
Now that you know how to capture interiors beautifully, don’t stop there! This unit will walk you through some of the most exciting extensions of your basic interior photography skills, things that can set your photography and business apart… Things like:
– shooting exterior scenes
– capturing holiday lights
– bringing people into your images
– creating flatlays
Photographing Interiors is honestly the most beautiful and professional looking course I have ever bought. I love it so far!! Really love Rachel’s teaching style…
and now I understand manual mode. Finally!
I am learning so much in Photographing Interiors! It’s the first online class that I’m actually doing. And I can’t even believe how great my practice photos are! My husband said he felt like they should be in a magazine – ha! – not sure I’m quite there yet, but it was a great compliment.
“Rachel can explain the hardest concepts of photography in the simplest terms and makes them easy to understand. She passes along her huge photography knowledge base through visual aids, humor, and engaging examples!
This is BY FAR the best photography course I have taken. I most highly recommend this course!”
Yvonne Pratt | stonegableblog.com
I love this course! You make it so fun and easy to follow along. Thanks for all the amazing work and organization that you have put into it! It is fabulous! As an interior designer I haven’t always been happy with the professional photography that I have hired out, and that led me to deciding to try my hand and photographing my work for myself. Your course has been so valuable to me. I have learned so much so far. It has given me courage to tackle something that seemed so daunting! AND, I feel like it is helping me to be a better designer! Looking through that small image frame helps me to see the space differently. I am seeing colors, light, texture and balance in a whole new way!
I’ve been interested in photography for a long time now and love taking my own photos for my blog but I never quite felt I was getting the best out of my camera. I have read books on photography as thick as my arm (no joke) but it wasn’t until I went through Photographing Interiors that I truly began to understand the process. I debated (not for long) whether I should invest in a course when as a relatively new blogger, I don’t have much money coming in. But at the end of the day, I appreciate the importance of great photography and your course is certainly one investment I will never regret making.
This course will teach you how to capture interiors beautifully.
“I highly recommend this course to anyone just starting out or looking for pro tips.“
Jamie Lundstrom | So Much Better With Age
Is this a course for beginners or advanced photographers?
Both! Photographing interiors is a unique and challenging process. This course is for anyone who would like to learn to capture interiors beautifully: to use natural light whenever possible, to achieve better images straight-out-of-camera, and to spend less time editing.
When does the course start?
As soon as you purchase the course, you gain instant access to the full materials: videos, guides, workbook, and challenges.
How do I access the course?
As soon as you purchase the course, a confirmation page will appear to create your account. A confirmation email will also be sent to the email address you used to purchase the course. From there, if you have an Internet connection that can stream video, the course will be available to you on your computer, phone, or tablet.
Do you offer a payment plan?
Since you gain access to the entire course instantly, we only offer a one-time payment option.
Once I enroll, how long will I have to complete the course?
As long as you need! You will gain lifetime access to the course content and can complete it entirely at your own pace.
How is the course material presented?
As a former high school teacher, I am passionate about education! So to make this the best possible experience for you, I have crafted this course with multiple facets: video lessons, workbook explanations, and specific challenges for you to complete in order to master each lesson before moving on to the next.
What editing software do you use?
I use Lightroom for all my photo editing (which is the main focus of this course). I also use Photoshop for more graphic-design-type work (and share these as bonus tutorials in the course!).
What camera and tools do you use and recommend?
I am a Canon user (and if you’d like to know exactly what equipment I use, the course includes a list of recommendations), but I have specifically crafted this course to be as universal as possible. Whatever DSLR camera you have, this course will teach you how to manipulate it to best capture interiors beautifully.
You can do this!