Entries Tagged as 'Poor Photography'

Shadow Inventory

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Uh, we can see the shadow of your head, Mr. Photographer.

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The professional photographer used a tripod.  Unfortunately, the tripod shadow is not professional.

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The photographer tried a different angle.  Nope, didn’t help.  The shadow is still there.

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Stay In Focus

April 4th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Three photos of a kitchen were included.

Bad.

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Better.

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Much better.  So why wasn’t just this photo used?  Why include the blurry ones?

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Real Estate Photography Pointers

February 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The super majority of buyers look online at photos of homes.  It’s make it or break it for sellers with their photos.

Buyers don’t want to see screen capture photos of homes.

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We repeat, buyers don’t want to see photos of your computer screen.

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Buyers don’t want to see people in photos.  If only the amateur photographer was as pretty as the bathroom.

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Buyers don’t want to see snow inside a house.  Please dust off your camera’s lens before shooting.

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Buyers don’t want to see human shadows.

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Buyers don’t like fish-eye views.

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Buyers don’t like fuzzy photos.  [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

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

Duke, Sadie, & Emily

February 17th, 2014 · 4 Comments

This is Duke the dog.  He’s from Scottsdale, Arizona.  He has nothing to do with selling a house.  Thank you, Mark, for sending us this photo.

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This is Sadie the dog.  She’s from Sun City, Arizona.  She has nothing to do with selling a house.  Thank you, Bree, for sending us the following photos.

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This is Sadie’s friend, Emily.

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This photo’s caption reads, no joke, “Couldn’t get Emily to move.”  Then may we suggest moving the camera away?

Emily the dog pet in real estate promotional photo picture Sun City Arizona home house for sale

Here are Sadie & Emily to bother you at the front gate when/if you visit.  Suggestion to the photographer: watch out for shadows.

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Tags: Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Pets · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography

Slanted Kitchen Photo

December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Something is not quite right about this Buckeye, Arizona kitchen.  [click on photo to expand]

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The flooring is not level. The cabinets were not installed level. An optical illusion? Or bad photography?

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Tags: Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Cabinets · Poor Photography

Protruding Mystery Objects

December 28th, 2013 · 6 Comments

What are those yellow things in a Scottsdale, Arizona garage?

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What is that protruding object in this Coolidge, Arizona home’s photo?

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Tags: Garage or Carport · Clutter · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography

The 5 Ps of Successful Real Estate

December 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment

You’ve heard of the 5 Ps of Success?  Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.

With real estate photography, we have the 5 Ps of Successful Selling:  Proper Photos Promote Pending Purchases

Let’s see if we can help these 8 sellers with their real estate photography.

This is the only photo of the house.  Perhaps they’re conveying a message that they are upside down with home equity?  Let’s fix-n-flip this photo, literally.  And add more.

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Let’s help these Trenton, New Jersey sellers focus on selling their home with better photos.

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Stitched together panoramic photos were helpful when visual tours were popular.  But when it’s a static view, buyers will pan the panoramic pictures.

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Buyers will also thumb through to the next home if they see fingers.

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Please provide full size photos too.  Buyers don’t want to see thumbnail pictures.

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The only light that buyers want to see in a bathroom are from the actual bathroom lights, not from your camera’s flash.

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People do judge on the clothes you wear.  So if you insist on showing yourself in the photo, please dress accordingly.

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Perhaps taking the photo further back will give buyers a better view of this bedroom.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Poor Photography · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Not Quite Professional

November 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Real estate photos can make or break a deal.

Why include this overexposed photo?

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Especially when this normal one was included.

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Watch out for shadows.  It can make you look like a character from Beetlejuice.

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Don’t drink too much before taking photos.  You might fall over.

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Be careful of mirror reflection.  We will see what you are wearing.  Also, please replace any missing light bulbs.  Thank you.

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Night photos just don’t work.  This was the only photo for this Tolleson, Arizona home.

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

Picking Up the Pieces

October 9th, 2013 · 3 Comments

There are a lot of pieces of junk to pick up in this house.

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More pieces in the bedroom.

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It’s a short sale.  The sellers wanted the house to look good for buyers.

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Oh, look.  Wall damage.

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More pieces to pick up.

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Penny Can!

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High quality sponge paint in the bathroom.

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Blurry photo.  Might be the shower faucet.

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Blurry photo of a hole in the ceiling.

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And more pieces to pick up.

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(sigh)

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The other bathroom was damaged too.  Thanks.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Wallpaper · Garbage and/or Junk · Cabinets · Poor Photography · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft

Poor Photo Taking

October 4th, 2013 · No Comments

“I had no idea the microwave door was reflective.”  Perhaps you should have nuked this photo.

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“I’ve got my finger on the pulse of real estate.”

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“Please don’t thumb your nose at my house.”

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“The sellers have a restraining order against me.  I can’t get any closer to the house than this.”

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Can we request that the Quest car and the other car be moved so that we can see the house?  Thank you.

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