SHOOT
GUIDE

1. People, stuff, life

The furniture is important yes. But equally important is the life around and on it. But taking images of people can be difficult, it's totally okay to pose, but it can hard to do naturally. TIP: An easier way is to photograph yourself or someone doing something on or around the furniture e.g. playing games, eating, dancing, jumping, sleeping, reading, kissing and so on.


'Life' is also all the stuff around the furniture, stuff is a sign of life. Stuff on the walls, other furniture or even the mess we all have laying around. Stuff tells a story. TIP: Point the camera so what you want to photograph is in the center of the frame

2. LIGHT


Try to get plenty of light on the subject. If you are shooting after sundown, it's typically a good idea to add more light than you usually prefer. Flash can help. TIP: When the sun is up, try to only use the daylight as the color is different than artificial light and it can look weird with warm and cold light at the same time.

3. TECHNICAL INFO

When you shoot pictures and video, please send us the highest quality possible. Please share with hello@commonseating.com. A good way is to use a filesharing service like wetransfer.com.

4. VIDEO

We would love to get a few small video clips shot in an vertical and horizontal angle. It can get messy with moving your camera/phone around. TIP: A way to ensure to keep things calm is by holding it still in your hand and let whatever you like happen in front of it.

5. have fun

Play around and try different things out by shooting more than you usually would. Your welcome to send us your unfiltered selection of material - we like picking the gems :)