Entries Tagged as 'Poor Photography'

Bathroom Blues

April 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Taking real estate photos of bathrooms can be very tricky.

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Mirrors are hard to shoot around.

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Mirrors are a reflection of your photography skills.

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Sometimes two photographers are needed to get the right shot.

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Professional attire is recommended if you are going to be included in the photo.

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A 50% improvement over the other photos.

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You have to hand it to her for ingenuity, at least.

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The seller was a little too late for boxing up her toiletries.

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Poor Photography · Shower Curtain

Photoshop Shenanigans

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments

I declare shenanigans on this real estate photo.  Fake grass!  Look at the repeated pattern.

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Filled in with fake grass.  Phony!  Misleading.  Imagine the disappointment when you see it in person.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

The Aim Is a Little Off

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

The poor photographer had a rough go at this house.  Let’s see if we can offer advice.  How about not taking a close-up photo of clutter?  It serves what purpose?

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We want to see the dining room.  You’re too far to the left in this shot.

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Well now you’re too close to the table.  How about stepping back?

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No, further back! [sigh]

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Not ideal, but probably the best we’re going to get.  Let’s move on to the kitchen.

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Again, you’re too close!  Any why show the junk pile?  Let’s step back and shoot to the left.

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That’s better, but what possessed you to use a fish-eye lens?  Now the cabinets are warped.  Please try again.

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[sigh]  I think we’re done here.  Thank you.  You can leave now.

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · 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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Tags: Poor Photography · Other US Cities

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