8 May 2017
Real Estate Photography Tips For The Untrained Eye
For most of us taking a shot of a house is just a matter of point and shoot. But to get images that really show the characteristics of a home it involves a few professional tricks.
We followed BoxBrownie Director and Photographer, Brad Filliponi, through a typical house shoot and noticed a few tricks he uses to get those ‘wow’ shots.
Here are a few tips for getting the right shot:
- In most cases it is best to leave doors open, to create a feeling of space. Open sliding doors leading outside to make the room bigger, add flow and doesn’t block the room as much. You would only close a door, if it leads
intoa messy/busy room, such as a laundry or garage.
- Always turn on lights, including the range hood in kitchens.
- Sometimes minimal furniture is better than nothing. In some situations, it can be best to shift furniture from room to room.
- Always make sure towel are even in bathrooms, or even remove them if they aren’t neat.
- Always remove bathroom mats.
- Smooth out bed sheets and linen.
- Center all tap wear.
- Watch out for mirrors, don’t catch your reflection in them. If you can’t get away from being in the photo, set up your camera on a tripod and use the camera timer to take the shot.
- Always close garage doors.
- Remove fridge magnets if possible. If there are too many leave them on and BoxBrownie.com can remove them during the Image Enhancement process.
- Line up chairs and bar stools, make things symmetrical and neat.
- Take photos at eye height. You want the photos to appear as people will see the property.
- Turn the camera flash off it there is likely to be lots of reflections. This is usually the kitchen and bathroom.
- Before you leave the property check that you have all the shots and the correct number. Sometimes it is easy to miss a room or