From our previous post, we talked about the first set of real estate practical photography tips that you can use. This time, we’ll talk more about what you can do to improve not only your photography skills in real estate, but as well as your management in organizing your post-production process.
Tip #6. Shoot Indoors…only when it’s dawn or dusk.
While shooting at dawn may not work well with clients, dusk-taken pictures may be both yours and your client’s favor. Previously, we mentioned to shoot in broad daylight, when the sun is at its peak. It only applies to outdoor photography. For indoors, it’s best to capture a photo with a dramatic feel to it.
Turn on all the lights in the room you want to photograph. Keep your composition interesting by capturing the best part of a room – an interesting object or color. Also, avoid any reflection of the room’s light to any of the glass windows. If need be, avoid angles that confuse a viewer’s eye. So no glare of some sort on any glass windows.
Tip #7. Declutter Space.
With the right lighting, do the next thing necessary both for indoors and outdoors – declutter. Move or remove things around if necessary for you to achieve the right results. The idea if for you to get a picture of a room that appeals to the eyes of your buyers. So objects such as garbage bags or cans, kids’ toys, shoes, fridge magnets and paper bills etc, should be removed from the scene.
Tip #8. Capture Crisp and Straight Photos.
When we say crisp photos, these are the ones that are clearly taken by your camera. Of course, your pictures can look even better when you enhance it using a photo editor. But the idea is for you to capture a strikingly clear picture so you’d get the upper hand in improving colors, exposure and saturation during post-processing. To do this, observe your lens’ focus while shooting because you’ll never know how crisp your photos could be unless you view it later on in a large monitor.
Now when we say straight photos, this is the imaginary horizontal and vertical lines that make up a photo. Any vertical objects that lean a little toward to the right or left is a sign of poor technical skills in photography. Imagine this, a room’s door has to look vertical but should be 90 degrees straight. The same applies to horizontal objects.
Tip #9. Edit Photos.
If you are serious about real estate photography, the next step that you need to know is how to edit pictures just right. You can start with a simple photo-editing program but a recommended software would be Adobe Photoshop. Why? Because when you learn how to control the tools within the software, you wouldn’t be intimidated to improve your editing skills in the future. It will definitely work to your advantage because you not only improve your skills in photography but also your soft skills in editing photos heightens as well.
Tip #10. Upload as Many Photos as Possible.
When you have a website and uses photos to exhibit a property, it is rather convenient for your visitors and clients to see more of the ins and outs of a home. Don’t stop at uploading 2 or 3 photos of a property you intend to sell, rather upload 2-3 photos of each room of a property to give your viewers a realistic estimate of how a home looks like in real life. They will, of course, thank you for doing so.
Now that you have all ten real estate photography tips that you can easily do on your own, go out and have some fun. Start shooting photos of properties that you sell and upload it for your network to see. Remember that whatever you are working on is a work in progress. You will definitely become a better real estate photographer one day.
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