We recently launched our ‘Capture Your Kitchens’ competition, which requires that entrants take photos of newly-installed wooden worktops purchased from Worktop Express®. The best photo – as judged by our team – could win one lucky customer £500 worth of vouchers!
You can find out more information about the competition on our current offers page, but we wanted to take this opportunity to share some tips with you: these hints will help you capture the perfect image, increasing your chances of winning the grand prize.
Make use of natural light
We’re looking for photographs with plenty of contrast that show off the colour and figuring of the timber in the best light possible.
Now that the days are longer and the evenings lighter, we recommend using as much natural daylight as is possible in your kitchen in order to produce a beautiful photograph.
If for any reason you can’t make use of the natural light, try and avoid using a flash – it can make the picture look artificial and unbalanced.
Tidy up and dress your worktop
Whilst we don’t expect everyone to live in a showroom, it’s important to consider what’s in shot when you take your photograph – after all, we don’t want to share anything too personal with the wider world!
A competition winning photo will show plenty of the worktop (without too much clutter getting in the way). Some of the best photos we have received from customers have included fantastic subjects such as cute pets, but that isn’t a necessity for a competition winning photograph!
Show your worktops in context
The best photos will show your worktop in context – whether that’s in a kitchen, office or another room within the home. Whilst close-up photos can look arty, they don’t usually show off the entirety of your worktop to its full potential.
We’d love to see as much of your worktop as you can comfortably fit into shot; but if the shape of the room doesn’t allow that, don’t be afraid of taking more than one photo!
Frame your shot nicely
When taking your photograph, be sure to consider the framing of the image. Professional photographers make their subjects look great by ensuring that the photo is either straight and symmetrical, or taken from a well-considered angle.
For a more exciting composition, try taking the photograph of your worktops from an unusual perspective, such as from either a lower angle, or bird’s-eye view.
Good luck, and happy snapping!