Entries Tagged as 'Poor Photography'

8 Real Estate Photography Tips

August 25th, 2014 · 4 Comments

1.  You might be upside down with your home’s value, but don’t prove it with the photo!

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2.  The only lines you should see are lines of people to visit your house.

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3.  Close-up photos never tell the true story.

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4.  Your reflection in the bathroom mirrors reflects your photography skills.

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The four faces of Eve?  She’s reflected four times in this photo.  At least we know she’s not a vampire.

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5. Fish eye photos creep out buyers.  Is that mold on the walls or wallpaper?

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6. Don’t take a photo from behind glass.

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7.  Take photos to show off the features of the house or of a room, not of personal items.  It’s doubtful those towels are worth more than $3.

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8.  Watch out for shadows!

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wallpaper · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Poor Photography · Other US Cities

Busted! Fake Clouds

August 22nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

The photo sure looks nice.

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Same position, same house, same yard, same shadows, but different sky & clouds.  Photoshopped!

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View From Behind

August 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Let’s not take real estate photos of the back of a sofa.  [Mesa, Arizona]

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Uh, no.  Let’s try again.  How about raising the camera a little and eliminating the sofa?

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Back of a sofa in Rialto, California.

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Well, we did say not to take a photo of the back.  Now here’s a photo of the front!

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Tags: Staging · Mesa, AZ Homes · Poor Photography · Other US Cities

Double Double Triple

July 31st, 2014 · 5 Comments

A note to sellers:  you don’t have to publish every photo you take of your house.  It’s okay to edit out the bad ones.

Blurred.

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Now focused.  Let’s use only this photo and delete the fuzzy one, okay?

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A view of a wall.

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Another view of the same wall.  Why include two?  Why include any?

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One photo of a driveway in Rialto, California.  With a radio tower in the background.

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Second photo of the driveway with radio tower.  Now with oil stain on full display!

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Third photo of the driveway.  At least the radio tower is missing from this photo.

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Real Estate Photo Turn-Offs

July 18th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Buyers start their home searches on-line and they judge houses based on photos.  Sellers only get one chance to impress and entice buyers.

Buyers don’t want to see fingers in real estate photos.

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Buyers are turned off by over-exposed photos.

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Buyers are also turned off by under-exposed photos.  Yes, these are actual photos used to promote the sale of houses.

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Buyers do not like panoramic photos, especially if several photos were stitched together.  Look at the uneven floor.

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Unless it’s a view of mountains or a golf course outside the back yard, panoramic photos indoors should not be used.

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Buyers do not like fish-eye photos or peeping Tom photos through fences or in bathrooms.

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Too Hot To Get Out of the Car?

July 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments

It does get very hot in Phoenix in the summer.  Photographers sometimes take real estate photos from inside their air conditioned cars.

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Sellers, please ask your photographer if she/he will go the extra mile for you.  Well, at least an extra ten feet.

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And if that’s not possible, at least roll the window down!  Tell the photographer you’ll pay for the extra gas; all that precious cold air going out the window, you know.  [By the way, this is the only photo available for this house]

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Lurking In the Shadows

July 17th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Real estate photography tip:  Be careful with shadows.

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If you see your shadow in a photo, either move to a different spot or take the photo at a different time of day.

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The time of day makes a difference.  The shadow dominates the photo.

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Another example of too much shadow and too little house.

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Real estate broker signs are not allowed in MLS photos, so this photographer photoshopped over the sign with grass!  Wouldn’t it have been better to take the photo from a different angle?  And different time of day?

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Poor Photography

One Item Attracts Your Attention

June 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Real estate photos are supposed to sell the house and the features.  But sometimes, one item in a room or space can catch your eye.

Do you notice anything else but the cement mixer here?

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The fisherman with a pipe is all that you’ll remember from this photo.

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The clown.

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The treadmill tells us what about the back patio?

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Tags: Staging · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography

Vanity Mirror

June 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Photographers like attention too.

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Two is better than one?

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Straight shooter.

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Because there was no other possible position or angle?

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Professional equipment does not always equal professional photography.

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

Photos Sell Houses

May 9th, 2014 · 4 Comments

I’m sold.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography