Interior Photography for the Lighting Industry

Written by Robert Lowdon

Robert Lowdon is an internationally published commercial photographer based out of Toronto, Canada. He spends his time photographing architecture and industrial projects for the most part.

Published January 6, 2020

A little while back I had the opportunity to photograph this interior space for an international lighting manufacturer. The idea was to show the lighting fixtures in each space, and the integral part of the office space itself. I generally use lighting when I am photographing office interiors. It is really important to show the office space as the eye sees it.

Interior Photography of the Building:


The lunch area gives an intimate setting with clean lines. © robert lowdon

The lunch area gives an intimate setting with clean lines. © Robert Lowdon


A unique lighting fixture in the large meeting / event space. © robert lowdon

A unique lighting fixture in the large meeting / event space. © Robert Lowdon


Interior photography of new office space

A wide image of the space helps to show off the many lighting features. © Robert Lowdon

Over the past year, I have had the pleasure of working with several companies in the lighting industry. Sometimes lighting can often be over looked, but it can have a tremendous effect on both the look and feel of the office space.

Drop ceilings and windows can be very difficult to photograph, in these spaces. Using certain techniques for interior photography, we are able to overcome these.


Kitchen area with natural lighting form the window in the background. © robert lowdon

Interior photography of kitchen area with natural lighting form the window in the background. © Robert Lowdon


Small meeting space and large windows. © robert lowdon

Small meeting space and large windows. © Robert Lowdon


Communal office space with window. © robert lowdon

Interior photography of communal office space with window. © Robert Lowdon


Board room with windows. © robert lowdon

Board room with windows. © Robert Lowdon

For the majority of these architectural photographs or interior photography, I wanted to keep the lighting very soft and pleasing. In some areas it was beneficial to emphasize some harder lighting to make the fixtures stand out a bit more. I wanted to keep the windows over exposed but not to far out. Shooting through windows, lighting drop ceilings, and including multiple rooms in images are all very difficult when photographing building interiors. In my opinion as an architectural photographer, there is no better way to show of the dynamics of a space in a photograph.

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