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Because more and more people are searching for properties online before they even step into an estate agent’s office, great photographs are becoming increasingly essential in marketing a house. A good photograph of a property will catch the eye of house hunters instantly, whereas poorly lit, wonky pictures are off putting. A good workman never blames their tools and that’s because the people who are outstanding in their field they are also outstanding at selecting the right equipment for the task at hand. Property photography needs to be able to visualise an environment, bring a home to life and sell a space – all through the medium of powerful, considered images. In order to take clean, beautiful images, it takes more than a skilled photographer. A full-frame camera with a large sensor and the best image quality and features is the way to go. A wide-angle lens is essential and a great investment for any photographer. With wide viewing angles, wide angle lenses can capture more space, or a wider view, than a standard lens.
In order to keep the camera straight, steady and at the perfect height (probably waist height for most property photography), a solid tripod is an essential piece of kit. A head wearing tripod is well worth the investment. To avoid camera shake, a cable release or remote shutter is a useful in conjunction with a tripod. The cable release, which attaches to the camera via a cable of around 60-80 centimetres Property photography tends to put the photographer in tight situations. Small spaces like bathrooms and small bedrooms are difficult to take photographs of with a wide angle lens, although shooting too wide an angle will cause distortions and inaccurate perspectives. Even during the day, having all the lights on in your home will instantly make it look warmer and more appealing.
Dark corners don’t do your home justice online, but simple lighting equipment will help you illuminate them. A flash will help, as will a reflector and even a light stand. Sometimes called staging, or preparing a room is a way of showing how best it can be used. This is often done by temporarily positioning furniture in a room and putting flowers in vases, or even setting a table for dinner. At different times of the day, and at different times of year, the light will change how the house looks. Take time to stand outside and see how it looks.
Hiring a professional is very cost effective. They are not expensive and can make the difference between the houses selling/renting quickly or not. If you are thinking of selling/renting your property, then with a one-time investment in a professional photograph would be advised.
Please contact nmp commercial images For a quote. nmp images covering property photography in Berkshire, Hampshire Bucks and also Surrey. – mobile 0791 782777