Entries Tagged as 'Poor Photography'

On a Shoestring Budget

September 16th, 2017 · 3 Comments

The cost of selling a home can seem too high for some sellers. So they cut corners and hire an amateur photographer, for example. You get what you pay for. The photographer didn’t get out of his/her car and didn’t get close enough to the condo in order to not include the shoes on the electric wire or the ugly dumpster. What first impression does this photo now give to buyers?

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Shadow Photography

August 8th, 2017 · No Comments

Another example of how not to take a real estate photo: long shadows.

Here’s a tip: Take real estate pictures at different times of day and from different angles to avoid shadows.

So the same photographer tried a different angle and then included a shadow of his/her car. Ugh.

This photographer wanted extra lighting to shoot a guest house. Too bad he/she didn’t step inside and to the right.

Oh, come on. The moral is: hire a professional photographer when selling your home. Or at least put your foot down and demand a replacement photo.

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Tags: Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Amateur Real Estate Photography

June 27th, 2017 · 2 Comments

When in doubt, hire a professional photographer to take pictures of your home when selling. Otherwise, you’ll get stuck with these five examples.

First up, we see an amateur photographer who can take a photo of a house on his/her cell phone but can’t figure out how to transfer it correctly. He/she took a screen shot of his/her phone and used that as the photo. By the way, all 8 photos of the property were just like this one.

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Speaking of screen shots, now we have an example of a shot of a screen.

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Distorted photo yet it was still used to promote the house.

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Watch out for shadows!

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We said, watch out for shadows.

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · Tempe, AZ Homes

Distorted View

June 25th, 2017 · 7 Comments

Our reader Kelly sent these photos of a Hallstead, Pennsylvania home. The photographer used a fish-eye lens on her/his camera. It created a warped and distorted view of the house.

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The floor slopes and the window is unusually shaped.

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The walls and window are bent.

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It’s a bubble window.

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The walls are caving in and the ceiling is bowed.

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Warped walls and window.

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Curved wall and wavy ceiling.

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Rounded closet.

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The back porch rail is, uh, plumb unevenly plumbed.

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Rounding out the photos is a view of the exterior.

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Tags: Other US Cities · Poor Photography

Bathroom Photography Fail

April 26th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Bad real estate photography of a bathroom.

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A slight improvement but still bad.

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Getting better but still not acceptable.

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Sigh. You would assume a photography with a tripod would know better.

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Tags: Bathroom · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Blocked Views

April 14th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Can’t see the house because the seller’s cars are in the way.

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The photographer couldn’t move to the left a few feet and step forward six feet? The seller couldn’t move the truck?

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Are they selling the car or the house?

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Same house as above photo and same poor quality.

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Really?

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Tags: Bad Parking · Curb Appeal · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Water Leak

April 10th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Just a little water leak to ruin your day.

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Hey, Mr. Seller, how about fixing the problem before selling? Oh, wait, this is a short sale. That excuses the home owner from any responsibility, right?

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Harlequin romance?

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The door window is fixed.

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Blurry kitchen.

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Quality cabinetry.

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Expensive flooring.

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Ceiling leak.

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Professionally patched.

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Cluttered back yard.

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Swimming pool.

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Fun.

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Dive in.

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Here’s the pool equipment.

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Lush landscaping.

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Handy workbench.

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The front of the house with weeds.

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Tags: Back Yard · Ceiling · Curb Appeal · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Kitchen · Laundry Room · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa · Poor Photography · Water Damage · Weeds

Palm Sunday

April 9th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Today is Palm Sunday. Two real estate photographers are celebrating by exposing their palms to potential buyers.

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Please don’t let them take photos on National Colonoscopy Day.

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Tags: Mesa, AZ Homes · People In Photos · Peoria, AZ Homes · Poor Photography

People Watching

March 24th, 2017 · 5 Comments

Who will we see in real estate photos today?

1 point awarded for turning the TV off. 1 point deducted for being in the photo. 1 point deducted for the Christmas tree.

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A creeper fixing the spy camera to record his future Tinder dates?

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Too busy checking out the cell phone to bother putting away the milk, dishes, drying rack, trash, and refrigerator clutter.

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We see you in the mirror. Now would you please remove your dog from the room?

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Meter reader?

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Or creepy person facing the camera with a bandana over his face?

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Tags: Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Peeping Tom In Copenhagen

February 19th, 2017 · 2 Comments

If you rent this airbnb condo in Copenhagen, Denmark, be sure to close the curtains!

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There’s a neighborhood Peeping Tom!!!

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Tags: Other International Cities · People In Photos · Poor Photography