Photographing Your House For Sale or Rent
Try to take the exterior photos of your property in the middle of the day when the sun is shining and try to get a blue sky background. Remember, you can replace the images you have placed with your property advertisement, so if you take
a better photo later, you can still include it.
For outside shots of the front and back of your house:
Turn on all the lights. If you need to, change light bulbs for higher wattage versions, giving you the maximum amount of light. Use a flash if possible, the flash adds in the correct colors and fills in the shadows, making the room look brighter.
More is better. House buyers want to see more than just the front of the house. Buyers also want to get a look at the living room, kitchen, dining room, family room, master bedroom/bathroom and the back garden. Take photographs of every room. Even if you suspect the room won't photograph well, shoot it anyway because the photo quality just might suprise you and be useable.
Get a clear shot. Remove clutter and junk from an area before photographing it. Clear counter space and remove fridge magnets, children's toys, dirty dishes and any other distractions. Relocate appliances and furniture to get the best photos.
Use the best camera you can. Quality counts when taking photos. A camera with a wide-angle lens is ideal, but 'point and shoot' digital cameras also can do the job. The latest mobile phones often have 2 MegaPixel (or higher) built in cameras, but if you can use a 'proper' camera, so much the better. Even the slightest camera movement can cause unclear photos. Use a tripod or brace yourself against a stationary object to hold the camera still. Some digital cameras come with image stabilization, another way to get clear images of moving subjects. Set the camera on its highest resolution.
Improve a shot using basic photo-editing software. Crop out ceilings or unnecessary background, and adjust the brightness or contrast.
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