Real Estate Photography Don’ts
1. Don’t use a fish-eye lens:
The zoom may make a room look bigger, but fish-eye lens distort photos too much to be of any use in real estate photography.
2. Don’t capture yourself in the mirror:
Mirrors are a nice touch to a room, since they make it look bigger, but be sure to edit yourself out of any shots that reflect you.
3. Don’t capture messes:
The biggest mistake you can make when taking real estate photos is to photograph a mess. Clear out the room and put away the laundry first.
4. Don’t show pets in the shot:
No matter how cute your pet is, he’s not a part of the house and has no reason to show up in a professional real estate shoot.
5. Don’t shoot in bad weather:
Inclement weather, such as rain, snow and fog can have terrible effects on your photos. If you really have to, work with a professional that knows how to work around it.
6. Don’t take poorly lit interior shots:
Open the windows for natural light or lamps to make it more crisp.
7. Don’t include excessive furniture:
In rooms with small spaces and furniture, it could be a bit difficult capturing in its entirety. The best way to go about it is by removing some furniture to create more space.
8. Don’t use screenshots:
Taking a screen cap of the house exterior on Google Maps may seem like a good idea, but it really isn’t. You’d be better suited taking a photo with your phone, instead.