Entries Tagged as 'Poor Photography'

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.

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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: Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ 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!!

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

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 · Pets · Poor Photography · Other US Cities · People In Photos

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: Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · People In Photos

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

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: Pool & Spa · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Tips For Good Real Estate Photography

December 7th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Here are some helpful suggestions for taking the best real estate photos.

Don’t take close-up photos.  If the general public can’t figure out what your photo is about, then step back and retake the photo.

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Don’t let yourself be seen in real estate photos.  Buyers don’t want to see the photographer.

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Don’t let your photography equipment show up in real estate photos either.  Not very professional looking.

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Don’t overexpose your shot.  Yes, this really is a photo used to sell a home.

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Fish eye lens are creepy.  Don’t use them, especially in bathrooms.

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Stay in focus.

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Keep your hand steady.

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Pay attention to the true horizon for a balanced shot.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography · Chandler, AZ Homes

King of the Castle

October 10th, 2015 · 4 Comments

A mannequin/statue of a king!  Sorry there aren’t other photos of the king.  We really wanted to see more of him.  Imagine yourself as a buyer walking into this house and seeing the king with a sword facing you!  From the photo, it looks 7 feet tall.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Real Estate Market Is Still Upside Down In Houston, Texas

October 4th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Actual photo of a Houston, Texas home for sale.  Upside down.  First photo too.

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Three Requests

September 28th, 2015 · 1 Comment

To the seller of this Chandler, Arizona home, we have 3 requests:
1. Do not use a fish-eye lens when taking photos of your bathroom
2. Do not stand in front of the mirror when taking the photo

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3. Wear something more appropriate besides a tank top and pajama bottoms.
Thank you.

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