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Top Tips for Real Estate Photography

One of the most popular search terms on the internet is property and especially across social media, for instance #Property as a search term on Instagram gives a total of 15 million plus results (posts)!

It is not always when we are searching for a new home that we engage with property online, it is in fact a popular topic that many people enjoy and many times we will find ourselves browsing property portals in order to get ideas / admire / inspire ourselves.

A real estate photographer holds a big responsibility towards the marketing of a property. One of the most popular ways in which we engage with property online / in the press is via a photograph and this usually is what draws us in - We all know the importance of good quality photography and we must also realise what inferior standard is (in as much that standards have risen of recent years).

The good thing is that you do not have to be a professional photographer neither own the most expensive camera in order to capture great images of property. Most times it is common sense that will see you grab the photos required in order to market a property at its best.

Let us look at some real estate photography tips:

Exterior / Gardens: Remember to capture the whole property in at least one shot both from the front and the back (sides if semi-detached / detached). Capture the whole garden(s) area too. Pick out features such as exterior buildings, landscaping, lighting, architectural features and more.

Kitchen: Probably the most important room of the house for most people. Remember to capture features such as appliances (that are staying), flooring, kitchen cabinets, lighting, views. There should be no washing up waiting to be done!

Bathroom: Think about taps, tiling, shower unit, views, flooring.

Bedrooms: Try and make these as spacious as possible in the photography. Make sure that the master bedroom is at least with a made bed, include ensuites, views, lighting and more.

Living room / Dining Room: Size is always important here and try to capture a relaxing / entertaining atmosphere. Highlight television (screens), entertainment systems, dining table (request it to be laid), lighting, coving, flooring, heating, views.

Office / Extra Rooms: Capture the office and try to make sure screens are on to give the feeling of being in use. any hobby rooms have them neat, though as if they are being regularly used, ie art rooms showing easel with part finished canvas.

Remember that not only professional cameras can give you excellent photo quality, some mobile phone cameras can also give you amazing quality. Make sure you have plenty of natural light in rooms, no image distractions (toys on floors, cups on sideboards).

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