When taking photos of our property, the following is important to appear professional:
- Check out the photos taken by the outside photographer. These photos are stored under the name: “2022 10 photo shoot” in the various folders of the properties. Take a look at our website, so the pictures are always in the same style.
- The space must be tidy
- The space must be clean
- Turn on the lights
- Make sure what you photograph is straight (not slanted)
- Normally you have guide lines on your screen to see if it’s straight.
- Take pictures in landscape, not portrait (turn your cell phone a quarter)
Here are some additional tips:
- Make sure the space is tidy and neat: Before you start taking photos, make sure the space is clean and tidy. Remove clutter, make beds and make sure everything looks as neat as possible.
- Use a wide-angle lens: A wide-angle lens can help you capture a wider angle, allowing you to show more of the room or home. This can help make the space appear more spacious and attractive.
- Make sure you have enough light: Natural light generally provides the best results when photographing real estate. Open curtains and shutters to let natural light in. Avoid using the camera’s built-in flash, as it can create harsh shadows. If there is not enough natural light, use soft lighting to properly illuminate the room.
- Choose the right viewpoint: Experiment with different viewpoints to find the best composition. Photograph from angles that most justify the space and highlight its best features.
- Make use of the rule of thirds: Divide the image into nine equal parts using imaginary lines both horizontally and vertically. Place key elements of the property, such as furniture or features of interest, on or close to these lines and intersections. This helps create a balanced and attractive composition.
- Photograph outdoor spaces: Don’t forget to also capture outdoor spaces such as gardens, balconies or terraces. Potential buyers are often interested in the outdoor space and what it looks like.
- Edit the photos: After taking the photos, you can edit them to improve the colors and lighting. Be careful not to go too far with edits, however, as this can distort reality. Keep it natural and realistic.
- Take a diverse set of photos: Take pictures of different rooms and features of the property to give a complete picture. Potential buyers like to see all the important aspects before making a decision.
- Use a tripod: A tripod can help keep your photos steady and sharp, especially when shooting low-light interiors. This can also be useful if you want to take HDR photos (photos with different exposures combined together) to get a wider dynamic range.
- Be consistent: If you photograph multiple properties, make sure you maintain a consistent style and quality. This creates a professional appearance and helps build your portfolio.
I hope these tips help you take great photos of real estate!