I have made a new contact in the real estate business and thus will be potentially doing more real estate photography work in St. Petersburg and the surrounding areas. A few weeks ago I photographed a large, furnished house (photos) for this client. This time was a smaller, unfurnished home. It is definitely more a challenge to photograph an unfurnished home, as many rooms devoid of decoration look just like empty cubes.
So for unfurnished homes I try to include more of the walls and outcroppings around the border of the frame in order to provide details and depth to the shots, like in the one above. However, for example, if you have an empty bedroom that is just a perfect square, especially if it is a bit small, well, for that all you can really do is try and include the ceiling light fixture if there is one, and as much as possible get all the room's windows into the shot just to show its natural light potential.