Typical Real Estate Photography Questions and Examples

Real estate photography example. Retouched.

Do you add text to pictures? Not normally. When we have a view which to us in not obvious we will add text so viewers can easily know what they are looking at.

How do you light the interior? We work to capture the natural lighting of a room and then we use supplemental lighting to fill in the darker areas. Our goal is to capture the natural look of the room and show off all the details.

Will you re-arrange our property? We try to move as little as possible. This is for the protection of your property because we don't want to risk breaking anything or violating your privacy. However, interior photography requires using wide angle lenes and there are times that not tweaking placement will make a room look very small.

Do we own the photographs? Yes you do. We will provide you with a set of web resolution images and a set of printable images for printed advertising.

Do you only work with realtors? No. For sale by owner projects deserve quallity photographs too.

What should be done before you arrive?
- We like to see the counters as clean as possible. Small appliances should be placed under counter and items such as soap dishes should be removed.
- Window blinds should be down and we will adjust them for best use of the outside light.
- If you have technology with a lot of cords please arrange them neatly.

- Get rid of any extension cords you can.
- Clean floors are important. This is especially true of hardwood floors which show everything in photographs. A fresh treatment of oil or polish will make them shine for the photographs.
- In general, do everything you can to de-clutter.

Can we request retouch ? If there is an area which will be repaired prior to listing please let us know. If the time to re-touch in minimal we will do it at no extra charge.

 

 

 

Basement photo of home for sale.

Basement Bar

This is an example of working with the existing room lighting. One of our goals when working close to furniture is to minimize the effect of a wide angle lens. For that reason you will often see us take the photograph from a slightly higher angle. This keeps the furniture from being distorted.

Bathroom example.

Bathroom Photography

Bathrooms can be a special challenge. They are often smaller and the mirrors make it harder for us to stay out of the photographs. As part of home preparation we do ask that bathroom shelving be as clean as possible to maintain a roomy look.

Bathroom example with mixed light sources.

Bathroom Photo

This type of bathroom photograph is actually a composite of several images. With as many personal items as possible removed to reduce clutter. This many light sources takes a lot of extra effort to create the mood.

 
Living room photograph

Furniture Arranging

It is tough to suggest that furniture be moved for a photo shoot. A cozy furniture arrangement may also make a room look smaller. If the owner is present and is willing to move furniture we can plan our room photography sequence so furniture can be moved. This couch in the foreground made this living room look small.

 

Bathroom example.

Exterior Photography

We will work to clean up the front of the home to remove any clutter. Little things like trash cans, basketball goals, and window blinds can all be a distraction to an online viewer of your home.

Bathroom example with mixed light sources.

Capturing the Home Personality

This type of bathroom photograph is actually a composite of several images. With as many personal items as possible removed to reduce clutter. This many light sources takes a lot of extra effort to create the mood.


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