How to Photograph
How to Take the Pictures
Use a wide angle lens if possible, it will help make the rooms look bigger.
When taking pictures of the beds or pool table, stand on a chair and take the picture looking down.
Use a Tripod
It's important to keep your camera level both vertically and horizontally.
If the camera isn't straight, the home will appear distorted.
A ladder is always a good idea to gain a higher viewpoint, particularly when attempting to include the roofline of a
If you do have to tilt the camera to include the whole building, ensure the
camera is still kept level horizontally.
A dedicated spirit level, available from camera shops,
can come in handy for this purpose.
Due to long exposure times in low light, a tripod is always required with twilight shoots.
Use as much natural lighting as possible
Open the curtains and turn on all the lights to make a room look bright and open.
Rely on the camera's built-in flash as little as possible.
It creates shadows and reflects off mirrors and windows.
You should also avoid taking pictures on rainy days or at night, as this will produce dark photos.
Take pictures on an overcast day so the sun doesn't cast dark shadows on your home.
Choose the best angles and compositions.
When photographing your home's exterior, stand at an angle to the home rather than straight-on, allowing your guest to see the home's depth.
As much as possible, avoid photographing objects that obscure your home, like poles and wires.
Finally, don't forget to close garage doors and move any cars that might be in the frame.
The best way to show off a room is to shoot from a corner or doorway to include as much of the room
This provides context and makes the room look more spacious than a tight shot does.
IMPORTANT: Don't accidentally mislead the guest, keep you pictures current!