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Photography Tips

Camera quality

A poor picture quality can ruin your photo even when taken at the best possible angle, Top-of-the-line equipment is not necessary to take good pictures of a house and nowadays an average smart phone should be able to do the job.
We recommend no less than a 5-megapixel camera to get some clear and acceptable pictures.

 

Take pictures of what really counts

Keep in mind that people want to see the home that is being advertised, and not what is in it. The house should be free of clutter and reasonably clean. Allow the person who’s seeing the pictures to imagine their things in the home instead of seeing too much of someone else’s. Try to include colourful items in the photos that attract attention such as brightly coloured artwork, flowers, etc. It’s amazing what a dash of colour can add to a neutral-coloured atmosphere.

 

The brighter the better

Allow natural sunlight in the rooms to take the pictures. Try to schedule picture-taking day on a sunny day if possible, and be sure to open curtains to allow as much natural light in as possible, also switch all the lights on to allow extra lights. A dark, cloudy day produces very dull and gloomy pictures that just aren’t very appealing to look at.

 

Some hints to remember

When photographing a room it almost always looks better if the shot is taken from the doorway looking into the room.
Exterior pictures of single-family homes look better if shot from an angle instead of directly from the front.
This allows viewers to see the depth of the home instead of a “flat” two-dimensional view of the front.
Take as many photos as necessary and pick the ones you think look the best.

 

Edit the photos if needed

If you use your smart phone to take the photos there are many free apps to download which should allow you to enhance any pictures that might need a little improvement. If you use a camera, you can also download free software for your PC that allows you to easily make simple changes to pictures to improve their appearance.

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