Entries Tagged as 'Poor Photography'

Can’t Get It Right

November 8th, 2016 · No Comments

Poor photographer. He’s looking down, not realizing he’s in the mirror.

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In the next bathroom, he did the same thing again: Look down and shoot.

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And then again for good measure, this time with the lights off.

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This last time, he aimed lower. And yet the seller still approved posting all four real estate photos for the public to see, instead of demanding the photographer take new photos (or hiring another photographer).

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

Reflections On Reflections

September 26th, 2016 · No Comments

There are certain real estate photographers who aren’t very clever. Or at least clever enough to stay out of the mirror’s reflection. This photographer is smiling.

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Halfway gone from the photo. Nice try.

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At least this photographer kept his face and body out of the reflection.

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If he had stood in the corner on his right…

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Thank you for wearing sunglasses. I didn’t have to block out your eyes to protect your identity.

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

Cramped Rooms

September 23rd, 2016 · 2 Comments

The photographer used a fish-eye or wide angle lens to take these photos.  The end result: the beds look like they take up the entire room.

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How do you walk around the room?  Either the furniture is too big or the bedroom is too small.

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Same thing in the next bedroom.  The bed looks massive.

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From another viewpoint, it looks better.  The photo above should not have been used.

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Tags: Poor Photography · Staging

Closet Close-Up

August 12th, 2016 · 1 Comment

The seller is trying to emphasize the closet can hold a lot of clothes.  It certainly does.

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Better Real Estate Photos Needed

June 29th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Come on.  We can do better than these.  Buyer rely on photos to determine if there is an interest in seeing a house.

A photo of a photo.  With a car blocking the house.

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It does get hot in Phoenix, but it won’t kill you to step outside the car for 15 seconds.

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Super creepy.  No fish-eye photos please.

bad amateur poor real estate promotional marketing photo picture fish eye lens bathroom Glendale Arizona home house for sale

The photo’s caption reads “master bedroom.”  Does it have a window, a closet, or a door?  Is it deeper than five feet?

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Mirror Reflection Solution!

April 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Taking photos in bathrooms can be challenging.  It’s hard to hide yourself from reflecting in a mirror.  The solution:  open the medicine cabinet door and hide behind it!  Brilliant!!

poor bad amateur real estate photography hiding behind medicine cabinet door bathroom Glendale Arizona home house

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

How Selling Your House Is Like a Used Car Ad

March 30th, 2016 · No Comments

This photo is brought to us today from our reader Tyson.  It’s from a Craigslist used car ad in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He noticed the unwashed dusty car, the dent by the right front tire, the person in the photo, the dog, and the poor photography (shooting into the sun), many of the do-not’s of this blog.  Would this photo prompt people to call about the car?

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Pets · Poor Photography

Better Photography Skills Needed

March 11th, 2016 · No Comments

Blurry is not good.  Poor lighting is not good either.

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Fingers are not needed.

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Photographers should not be in real estate photos either.

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Repeat: photographers should not be in real estate photos.

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This is not any better.  [Thank you to one of our readers for sending us these last 2 photos]

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Tags: People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Why?

February 19th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Yes, this is an actual photo used to promote the sale of this house.  We’re not sure why.

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For this next house, they chose this photo to promote the living room.  Why?

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And at this house, there is a photo of a room corner.  Is it a selling feature?

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Tags: Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Dumb Donald, the Real Estate Photographer

January 22nd, 2016 · 1 Comment

The photographer thought he would disguise his shadow by hiding behind an umbrella pole.

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Or is he actually Dumb Donald from the Fat Albert TV cartoon?

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa · Poor Photography