5 MISTAKES REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS MAKE WHEN TAKING PROPERTY PHOTOS
Photos are often the first impression that a buyer has of a property, but unfortunately, sometimes the first impression isn’t perfect.
In our latest video, our co-founder Brad Filliponi outlines the five common mistakes that real estate professionals make when taking property photos.
Let's explore these missteps and how to avoid them to ensure your listings always include impeccable images.
5 Common Photography Mistakes Real Estate Professionals Make
1. Not Using the HDR Bracketing Technique
HDR Bracketing is an important photography technique that many real estate agents overlook. It involves taking multiple shots of the same scene at different exposures and later blending them to create an evenly exposed image. Without it, detail in windows can be lost, which can be problematic, especially if one main selling point is a beautiful view.
2. Capturing Cluttered Spaces
Let’s face it, clutter can be a turn-off for potential buyers and prevent them from seeing the property’s potential. Make sure you remove anything distracting from the shot, or if you forget, simply get it digitally removed from the final image.
3. Not Getting the Photos Professionally Edited
It's impossible to achieve a polished, professional look without editing your photos. Plus, editing boosts accuracy in listings and ensures properties are portrayed as close as possible to how they look in real life.
4. Not Using a Wide-Angle Lens
Wide-angle lenses are essential for real estate; they capture more of a room in a single shot, providing a comprehensive view of the space. Wide-angle lenses can be purchased for DSLR cameras, but if you're using a late iPhone model to take your photos, chances are it's equipped with a built-in wide-angle lens.
5. Taking Too Few Photos
When taking property photos, more is often better than less. Having a surplus of photos allows you to select the best shots for each listing, ensuring you emphasize the property's features and create a captivating listing. It’s easier to take more photos when shooting rather than returning to the property later to reshoot.
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