Originally Posted by mandolindave
Any hints on taking interior pictures would be appreciated.
Mandolin Dave ( not Photographer Dave )
The attached photo looks good, but I am guessing you want a picture the isn't 'front on' and shows off your counters better. Short of investing on a fancy slr type camera with an equally fancy optional lens for pictures in tight quarters, I have scrunched up against walls with my head turned picasso style, just to get a shot.
Here's what I do in your situation:
I am assuming you are using a digital camera with a viewer that allows you to review a picture you have just taken, okay? The beauty of digital is that there are no longer 'wasted' shots; just erase what you don't like and keep snapping away.
I do the picasso thing first to get a rough estimate of where the camera has to be and review the picture, then I hold the camera against the wall where my head was to get as much of what I am shooting into the frame as possible. Again, I review what I have taken, and make adjustments. It is trial and error, but all it costs is your time, patience, and battery power.
Since you have a shiny interior, disable the flash and let the natural light do the work. You may have to schedule your picture taking around the best part of the day for the area you are shooting. On the last picture you posted, from that direction, I would have partially or completely closed the front curtains to reduce the glare, and opened the side curtains for light (but not the kitchen window).
Don't forget that you can turn the camera sideways and take pictures, and then rotate the picture later with your photo software.
Your efforts at renovating are super, and I would sure like to see more!
Funny, it somehow looks smaller inside than 52'
Must be the camera you're using.