Real Estate Photography Do’s and Don’ts

A quick few comments in regards to Edmonton real estate photography.

You will stumble across various types of real estate photography for print and web. Some use professional photos, others use, what seems to be, disposable cameras. Some fish eye a room, others will take photos from a corner… I can go on and on about this particular subject.

The importance of proper photography goes without saying. It is the difference between a potential showing or a glance and a click of the “next property” button. How you stage your property in photos can be just as important as actual home staging!

Without further ado, let me point out some of the Do’s and Don’ts of Edmonton Real Estate Photography.

Fish EyeΒ Fish eye is one of the most commonly used tactics to fit an entire room into one picture. Fish eye also distorts a room, making it seem larger than it is. Sounds great, right? Wrong. It makes for a horrendous picture! Bigger doesn’t always mean better. So I ask, why would you want to fit an entire room into one photo? The obvious response being “well, they get to take inΒ floor planΒ the room all at once.” That’s fine, however, it must not come at the cost of quality. If the first impression a home buyer gets is “yuck, why is there a wormhole in my master bedroom?” then you successfully lost a potential offer. The answer?…

Take More Photos! People LOVE photos, they can never have enough. When buying a product from an online store, the store with more photos usually wins. Would you buy a refrigerator without having seen the inside? I think not. Instead of fish eye or some other photo distortion, consider standing on a stool in a corner. You would be surprised how much of the room you can capture. If you have a camera with a wide angle lens, even better. But still continue to take plenty of photos. Like most things, the more information, the better!

Night Time Photos First and foremost, I’m sorry to say, they do not create ambiance. It just creates a dark room and a shady photo. When taking pictures, try to snap the photos during the day. Natural light brightens a room and gives the potential home buyer a much more enjoyable viewing experience.

Tidy Up Last, but not least. Tidy up! Not only does it make the room look awful, it gives off a negative impression. Cleaning is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to increase the value of your home. A note while snapping photos. Make sure to take down family photos and objects of that nature. These photos will be viewed by many, many anonymous users – Internet awareness 101.

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