So I thought I would put together a nice list of tips on getting great photos for shooting interiors of homes, as well as the exterior. As I’ve said before, a great photo can “sell” the home even before the prospective client steps in. Haven’t you ever seen something online and knew that you wanted it?
I met a blogger that handles Home Building Trends MN, a Minnesota blog that talks about home building, home improvement, and business. We got talking about how some of the siding that they use has improved so much in quality that you can even see the wood grain in high-res photos. It’s the little things that contribute to the whole.
1. Always wait until the conditions are right for exterior photographs. I find that people that try to take them close to nighttime, during a storm, or in other bad situations tend to have them turn out poorly.
2. Work with filters that actually don’t take away from your photographs. The key is to never just go with automatic settings or what sites offer for photo filters that you can’t work with to make them more precise.
3. Have a nice looking yard when you’re doing exterior photos, and only get photos of a clean home on the inside. People aren’t going to focus on how nice a home is if there is something in frame that makes it look like a pain to clean up or keep up with.
4. Invest in a camera that will last and that takes good photos. Sure, I can use my smartphone to help me take pictures, but at the end of the day it’s mainly made for quick social media photos and not really ones on a professional level. I’ve always found that a dedicated camera makes for better quality photos and it’s also better because you don’t get phone calls when using it!
So if you were to take pictures of a home, how would you go about it? What would you think about as a person to make sure it looks fantastic and has that shine to it that you are going to fall in love with? I know that is a good question because there are so many people who are either looking to get photos taken or are hoping to get someone to do it for them.
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I’ve been working with interior photography for quite a while now, and that’s why I want to share some tips that I found to make your life a lot easier. When you first get started, you are going to have some issues if you have a bad setup. The first order of business is to actually have a camera that is meant for this kind of work. It does you no good to have one that is not built for this like a phone or camera that’s disposable and not really going to give you good quality. There’s a guy I know that goes to the same restaurant as me that does Minneapolis gutters, and he says his boss gave him a raise because he took photos of all his finished gutter jobs. Sometimes it pays to think ahead!
After you get the right equipment you should also use software to clean up problems or to just crop out what you don’t really need to have in your photos. A lot of software options will cost you, but if you plan to do this kind of work then it is much better to get what the pros use and learn it than it is to use basic filters from online software. The more cautious you are with this the better of a chance you have to make sure that you get the right photos taken any time you need to.
We’ve been working on selling homes and it takes a lot of great photographs to help us answer questions buyers may have. It’s important to have pictures of every part of the home because it cuts down on the emails and phone calls that can be answered with a good photo. We used to be asked things like how many rooms there are and what their size is, but with the right photos that pretty much can be answered and we also try to include all of the information we can just to be sure people know.
Of course, you do want people to come and see the home in person so they can really start to fall in love with it. When we get photos of the outside we can make it a home that people can see themselves checking into because it looks nice. With a bad cell phone photo of a place, it kind of makes it look terrible even if it’s not all that bad. We’re sure that when people want to buy a home they are going to be more likely to spend money on one that looks nice in photos than one they don’t even want to come and see!
Hello and thanks for stopping by. My name is Jake and my passion is Home Photography (Interior And Exterior). I love taking photos of homes for some reason – there’s a beauty in a carefully crafted dwelling that when captured in the right background, can represent someone’s home, their life, their identity.
Photographing homes can be difficult. Sure, taking a picture of the outside of a home is fairly easy but interior photography is a lot harder. It takes a photographer with a really good eye and the ability to use light to get the most out of a house’s interior. It might sound simple but it is not. Just take a look at the images that you have taking inside of your house and find the good pictures and the bad ones. You will see that the good pictures are all about the subject matter, light and less about the house itself.
When you hire a photographer to take images of your home, you need to make sure that they truly know what they are doing and that they can make your interior shine and make it inviting. A good photographer would want to do a walk through to figure out how light and the sun make your house look. They might even suggest taking pictures at different times of the day to get the best images based on available sunlight.
Realize that it takes a lot of skill and know how to take great pictures of a house. In this blog, I’d like to share my home photography tips for interiors and exteriors.
I’ve been able to get photos of a few homes for sellers or people interested in looking at a home to buy it. There are quite a few reasons why people need professional photos, but mostly I do it so someone doesn’t have to visit to see if they like it. Consider it a way to get someone a better idea of what to expect so you don’t waste their time. It is always better to have a buyer enjoy something before they come out so you’re not dealing with people that it’s not a good fit for
Homes need someone to frame them right in their interior and exterior photos for them to turn out well. When I go and do exteriors, I make sure that the weather is right, that the sun is in a good place, and I don’t let anything be in the way or to clutter up my photo. I feel like a lot of people that are amateurs just point and shoot without thinking about how little that helps them sell. When you work with someone that knows what they are doing it gives you a much better chance of selling quickly!