Photography Guide

6 tips for presenting your host space

1 – The human touch

You’re the most important part of Human Hotel. So always make sure to include a portrait (or selfie) of yourself in your space.

We love the snapshot aesthetic pioneered by artists such as Nan Goldin and Wolfgang Tillmans – and our curators will invite the best photos to be featured on our social channels, as well as in our projects and exhibitions around the world.

2 – A quick clean

Use your unique sense of style to arrange your home the way you want others to see it. Making it tidy makes it more spacious and welcoming.

Remember, Human Hotel isn’t about being perfect, so don’t even try 🙂 We hope you and your guests will share an authentic experience – so please make sure that the pictures align with your reality.

3 – Light up your space

Take pictures of your space when the sun is high. Light captures the essence of your home and makes it shine on the screen.

To make it look its best, get as much natural light in as you can and turn all of your lights on too. If possible, focus the camera away from your windows, so that your camera doesn’t adjust by darkening your space.

4 – Shoot from corners

Remember, shooting from a corner is the best way to have a wide perspective of your space.

The “rule of thirds” (google it) is your friend for keeping a nice visual balance in your photos.

5 – Devils & Details

Take the opportunity to expose the most interesting parts of your home. But don’t forget to include photos of where your guests will sleep and eat.

Choose your favorite spots (paintings, plants, vinyl collection, whatever you feel shows who you are) and share what makes you and your space unique!

6 – Outside your box

Usually, it’s what’s inside that matters, but in this case guests love to see the outside too. Help give them a full visual experience of your home by taking photos of your backyard, terrace, street and even your neighborhood.

The best time to take outdoor pictures is in the late afternoon – early evening. The last hour of sun is preferred as it’s soft and warm – helping to bring out all of the colors and shades.


Katarina Ondrei
Stefan Nielsen
Jose Espinola