How to take the best Photos for our "I Built It Smarter" Competitions

How to take the best Photos for our "I Built It Smarter" Competitions

Do you want to increase your chance of winning our top prize?

Here are some tips for taking 4 Or More great photographs of your new patio, deck or carport from Smartkits that can increase your chances of winning part of the fantastic prize pool we have this year in our “I built it smarter with Smartkits” competition.

 Here are our suggestions:

Plan ahead: Before you start taking photographs, think about the type of images that would best showcase your new patio,deck or carport. Consider the time of day, weather conditions, and the overall mood you want to convey in your photos. Be creative to make it look it’s best! Always take your photos in Landscape mode - Turn your camera or phone sideways and do not send us “vertical and narrow” portrait images.

Smartkits Turn Your Camera Sideways


Clean and stage the space: To make your patio or deck look its best, make sure it is clean and clutter-free. Remove any items that may detract from the overall look and feel of the space, such as toys or gardening tools. Consider adding some decorative items, such as plants or outdoor cushions, to add interest to the scene.


Remove clutter for the photos


Use natural light: Outdoor spaces look best when photographed in natural light. Try to take your photos during the golden hour, which is the hour after sunrise or the hour before sunset when the light is soft and warm. If you need to take photos during other times of the day, avoid shooting when the sun is directly overhead, as this can create harsh shadows. If you have built one of our Insulated kits with LED lights, make sure they are turned on. You will see your photos “POP”.


Utilise good lighting


Experiment with angles and perspectives: To make your photos stand out, try experimenting with different angles and perspectives. Get down low to the ground to capture interesting textures or shoot from a higher vantage point to showcase the overall layout of the space. You can also try shooting through objects, such as plants or furniture, to add depth and interest to your photos.


Utilise good angles

Overall, the key to taking good photographs of a patio,deck or carport is to pay attention to the details and think creatively. By following these tips and using your own unique perspective, you can create a set of photos that will impress our judges and give you a chance at winning.

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