Tips and tricks for Real Estate Photography

The most common of the world in the twenty-first century is Real Estate agents showing pictures of their available houses. Many of them are on the Internet and many other not, but almost everyone wants to see a picture of the house, villa or shed before a visit. So we all understand that photography is an essential tool for realtors. However, interestingly, most of these companies do not have professional photography services and simply make pictures that are not good enough for a proper selling. So we give a few tips to improve.

 

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Tips and tricks for Real Estate Photography

1. If you don’t want to learn how to take pictures, hire a professional photographer. Photography has certain requirements: you can partially rely on your camera to fix some things. But if you do not take a bit of interest and looking for the right frame, checking that everything looks good, if there is enough light and that the end result is good, let it be. I can tell you that it is better to use a wide-angle lens and a tripod is a good investment, so as to bounce the flash helps a lot, but if you do not want to learn, this is just junk.

2.If you do not want to process photos, hire someone to do it for you. It is most likely that, even though the place you are selling is reasonably well , is far for being professionally lit for photography. So you’ll have to correct the lighting, and certainly straighten some pictures. Sometimes even put a logo, crop the image, and remove some hole in the wall. And then export the photos to a suitable size and format for the web. If all this seems daunting, there are people who know and can do. Exactly. Photographers. A nice trick is to use noise reduction to the darker areas, and so the pictures are cleaner. But you have to use a photo-editing program. Some are free, such as GIMP, and there is always Photoshop, but then you’ll have to pay for it.

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3. If you do not want to invest a minimum at a decent photographic equipment, get yourself to someone who has it. Probably I sound repetitive, but it’s reasonable.Your phone, even if it seems worth a lot of money and fill your soul with joy has a sensor much smaller than your fingernail. And a tiny lens with a fixed angle also can not change. It does not work as well as a professional camera, but sometimes you can not distinguish it. And when you put accessories to a camera phone is when the horror comes. A glass lens from a s soda bottle (for what you pay is what you have) in front of the camera of your phone only will spoil things. A  reflex or mirrorless camera comes with a lens kit that is usually enough for sufficient results. A professional can achieve excellent results with just that, and even better with a more advanced material, but a layman normally only find more problems from having too many  configuration options.

Overall, the message is clear: anyone can learn photography and enhance his photos, but in general, everyone will prefer the results you get a professional. Sometimes the work seems easier because the photographer will only look to go and push a couple of buttons, but prior learning, the process with the computer and the eye require an experience that probably is not profitable to acquire to a realtor.

Finally, not everyone who says  is a photographer will know how make the most of the spaces that want to sell. The best way is to see previous samples of work done.

If you need a professional photographer with experience, Sergi Albir my name, my phone number is +34 644 459 753 and my email is sergi@archerphoto.eu . If you want to sell your property at the best price you probably want to invest in the work of a professional photographer. I usually work in Valencia, Spain but I go where needed.

En general, el mensaje es claro: cualquiera puede aprender fotografía y mejorar sus fotos, pero, en general, todos preferimos los resultados que obtiene un profesional. A veces parece sencillo, porque al fotógrafo solo se le ve ir y apretar un par de botones, pero el aprendizaje previo, el proceso con el ordenador y el ojo requieren una experiencia que probablemente no sea rentable adquirir para un agente inmobiliario.