Entries Tagged as 'Poor Photography'

Kick the Bucket

March 24th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Why is a Home Depot bucket in the foreground of the real estate photo?  And why is the photo taken so far away?

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How about we crop the photo to eliminate the bucket and the rickety pergola?  The focus should be on the pool and house.  [By the way, those tall dead sticks are the ribs of a dead saguaro cactus.  It is worth about $500+]

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Poor Photography

No Photo Left Behind

March 19th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Some sellers insist on including every photo taken of their home.  No matter what quality.  Here are some examples.

Yes, these are all actual photos used to promote the sale of these homes.  Can you tell what this photo is about?

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How about this one?

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Spy camera?

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How about we nuke this photo instead of including it?  This might not be the breast best photo to use.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography · People In Photos

Fake Fire

March 8th, 2015 · No Comments

One of our readers sent us this photo of a Cape Girardeau, Missouri home.  The fire adds warmth to the room.

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Tags: Fireplace · Poor Photography · Other US Cities

Boston, Mess.

March 1st, 2015 · 3 Comments

Thank you, Rodney, for finding these professional real estate photographs on Craigslist.  It’s a for sale by owner in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Impressive.

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The seller really cares.

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He’s trying to save every penny.

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Best wishes.  Hope you sell it within 2 years.  You have one month to go.

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Bad & Better Real Estate Photos

February 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Bad photo of a bedroom.

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Better photo of the same bedroom.  So why include the first one?

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Bad photo with person’s reflection in the window.

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Better (?) photo without the person’s reflection.  So why include the first one?

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Bad photo with the toilet seat up.

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Better photo with the seat down.  So why include the first one?

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · People In Photos

Stymied By a Mirror

February 23rd, 2015 · 3 Comments

Poor photographer.  She just can’t seem to get the right shot.  Straight on isn’t working for her.

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This angle isn’t working either, but at least we didn’t have to block out her face.  [side note: does it look like the door is not installed?]

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Nope.  We still see you.

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In photo #4, she gave up on the mirror and shot low.

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And we’re treated to a fifth photo of this bathroom!
Here’s a suggestion:  take a vertical shot from the left side of the bathroom door.  You’ll get half of the mirror and vanity (without the reflection) and get the toilet and shower in the shot.
Another tip (I got this one from a professional photographer):  close the bathroom door; place the camera at the mirror and take a picture of the door.  Then when you take a photo with you in the mirror, you can photoshop the door into the mirror.

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

Short Shrift

February 16th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Short sale.  Little attention or care paid to housekeeping or house cleaning.

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A slice of life.  Pizza, not pizazz.

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Short on available counter space and storage.

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Methinks that garage is completely full of stuff.

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Tags: Staging · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Garbage and/or Junk · Poor Photography

Dixie Cup Dispenser!

February 13th, 2015 · 2 Comments

We had one of those Dixie cup dispensers at my childhood home.  I loved it.
I’m not loving the cluttered bathroom counter or the amateur photographer.

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

All Right, Mr. DeMille, I’m Ready For My Close Up

February 10th, 2015 · 2 Comments

The real estate photographer thought buyers would appreciate close up pictures of the house.

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The seller told the photographer, “Please emphasize the wall texture.”

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Why not step back so we can see the room?

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[sigh]  We’re ready to throw in the towel.

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Poor Photography

Didn’t Make a Great Impression

February 8th, 2015 · 3 Comments

These photos were sent in from one of our readers.  She was not excited about this Bullard, Texas home.

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It’s a squatty potty.

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Tags: Carpet · Bathroom · Bedroom · Wood Paneling · Poor Photography · Other US Cities · People In Photos