It is no news that the photos you take of your home greatly impacts how it is valued and also how many people price it. Real estate photography is growing bigger, as homes with the most captivating photos gather more attraction. This article talks about helpful tips to aid you take professional photos of your home.
Set a quality standard for every property
You should set a standard for photos taken for each property type. Take two wide shots of each of the bedroom, living room and also kitchen. And a single photo of the bathroom, except it has enough space and is very classy. Take some shots of the backyard, and also nice shots of the home front, unique shots that will bring out the curb appeal. Take a single shot of your laundry room, garage and other features of your home. It isn’t every part of your home that you cover, but covering the important parts is very necessary.
Let your equipment be ready beforehand
Ensure that all you need for the shoot are ready and in good working condition. You don’t want a situation whereby you will get distracted because you are trying to find a battery, charger or other items. This will distract you, and even if you can still go ahead and take shots with the available equipment, the initial purpose, which is to take a professional photo has been defeated.
Let the home be free from distractions
Since you want to get the best shot, you need to ensure that everything is in order and the bedrooms, kitchen and other spaces are kept tidy. Rearrange the home and ensure that all is packed properly. These little items we leave hanging around have an impact on how your home is, so clear them.
Feel the home before you begin
Since every home is different, it is important that you have a feel of the space before you begin to shoot. This will make you understand the nature of the home and how best to go about the photography.
Working with the lights
The lights of your home are a major factor, as they can make or mar your photography. In taking professional real estate photography, you should know when and where to turn on the lights or put them off. When the lights are on, it makes the space feel warmer and welcoming. With lights off, then inner parts of the house appear to be cold. You should however be consistent with the decision you make.
To get diffusion, make use of flash and bounce. With a flash unit on your camera, you will get diffusion. Ensure that the flash is turned so that it bounces off a wall behind you, the ceiling or a wall by the side. Doing this creates a more even look since you are letting the light diffuse into space. It is also advisable to use the flash in a manual mode. Always make sure the camera is straight when shooting to minimize distortion.
These tips may look like they are meant for professionals, but it is not a bad idea for you as a home owner or even a real estate agent to know them. You never can tell; you could be doing the photography yourself one day!