When we shoot the old homes most of the work is wide, full room, photographs. I do think that’s the best way to give someone an idea what these houses are like.
I also feel many of the important details are buried within the big view, almost overwhelmed.
These photographs are not wide. In fact they were taken with my ‘kit’ lens (18-135). A kit lens was looked down on for years, it’s the inexpensive one that can be bundled with a camera body.
I thought that way until I found shooting like this I always needed something longer, or shorter. Space is at a premium, and distance changes in every room.
It turns out my better lens are all staying in my bag more and more.