For the last 2 1/2 years I’ve been taking the residential decorating course at Red River Community College part time. My whole life has been photography related, so when I found out all the photography courses I was instructing at RRC were coming to a end I wanted to try something new.
I’ve always had a love of interior space’s. Photographing for real estate agents, and designers has inspired me over the years. The elements and principles of design in decorating definitely overlap into photography.
space, form and shape, line, texture and ornament, colour, balance, rhythm, emphasis, proportion and scale, harmony, variety, and unity.
Just add “lighting” and you have all the elements for a awesome interior photo.
The decorating course has been a long haul, going back to school wasn’t easy, but I really enjoyed the process and met some fabulous new aspiring designers alone the way. The last course was very intense, It seemed like a part-time job with the amount of homework. I probably spent 20-25 hours a week for the past 10 weeks. Designing, sourcing out materials, created a colour scheme, hand draw floor plans and elevations to scale then ink them, create a detailed lighting plan, construct a conceptual model and putting everything together in a final presentation which happened last night! I’m exhausted just writing it, but have such a sense of accomplishment that I did it!
This photo is what it all boils down to, but if you’d like to see more there’s a link at the bottom of part of the presentation.
I look forward for opportunities on how to incorporate my decorating knowledge with my photography expertise.