• Mark & Penny Laughton

5 Tips From Our Professional Photographer

Updated: Jul 8, 2020

1. Choose The Right Time of Day

Choosing the right time is very important for real estate photographers. If you have the opportunity, schedule a photo shoot at the daytime. This way, you will get a lot of natural light and bright, saturated colors in your pictures.

If the weather is cloudy, you should choose another time for shooting. Some people like to photograph real estate during the sunset. Undoubtedly, you can get very beautiful shots in this period of the day.

However, you should consider one very important aspect. The sun should be behind the house. Thus, you will get really good lighting in this position.

2. Open Blinds/Windows

Figuring out how to shoot real estate photography correctly, you must remember that natural light is the best option. No artificial light sources can replace the sun.

This way only you can get very beautiful, saturated shadows. Enhance the effect of natural light with LED panels and reflectors. They will help you highlight important details, such as metal, wooden or textile elements of furniture.

Besides, natural light will make your photos as realistic as possible, and the clients will see how the house actually looks.

3. Turn On All the Lights

This is one of the basic but at the same time very useful tips for real estate photography. Turning the lights on and off, you can achieve different effects. It all depends on your goals. For example, the additional light will give some warmth and coziness to your pictures.

Nevertheless, you should remember that such photos require light temperature correction during further photo editing.

Working with the lights off will bring you a balanced temperature, but such pictures will look quite cold.

4. Find Creative Angles of Shooting

Do not photograph the interior of the room from the corner. Such photos look very trivially. Try to find more interesting, unusual angles. This is a very important thing in real estate photography business.

For example, you can shoot a room from a doorway. Thus, you may capture the maximum amount of space and show the whole room. Also, do not forget to pay attention to details. If you notice any distracting elements, such as a picture or some pieces of furniture, remove them from the frame to create a laconic and clear image.

5. Use Props

Stage a bouquet of flowers and a bowl of fruit. This prop adds life and style without breaking the bank. Try just one color; all green apples or all red roses.

Get rid of clutter (stacks of paper, trash cans, spices and oils in the kitchen, and toiletries in the bathroom), and stage interiors for best results.

Remove all kitchen devices from counter tops. Toasters, blenders, shakers, and spices should all be placed away. Kitchens look best when they are open and clear of clutter.

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