Actual photo of a Houston, Texas home for sale. Upside down. First photo too.
Entries Tagged as 'Poor Photography'
October 4th, 2015 · 1 Comment
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
3. Wear something more appropriate besides a tank top and pajama bottoms.
September 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments
Unsafe fan with no protective cover.
This house was purchased in 2004 for $95,000.
They refinanced in October 2006 with a new $126,000 loan.
They refinanced again in June 2007 for $174,000.
Money was not spent on home improvements.
And now they’re selling it as a short sale.
June 30th, 2015 · 1 Comment
Buyers rely on photos when looking for homes on-line. Best to have good real estate photos.
Be careful of taking photos too close up. You’ll get a blurry photo plus your reflection. Buyers want to see the whole thing, not a portion.
Be mindful of bright backgrounds. They’ll overexpose the photo.
Don’t shoot into the sun either. Come back another time if needed. Or use your hand to block the sun. [This was the only photo available of the property]
Don’t use a fish-eye lens, especially in a bathroom. It’s creepy.
Don’t take a photo of a print. It’s tacky. Go outside and take a real photo of your house.
Be careful of window reflections. Try a different angle or be sure the street view is nice.
Don’t use time stamps on photos.
April 29th, 2015 · No Comments
Taking real estate photos of bathrooms can be very tricky.
Mirrors are hard to shoot around.
Mirrors are a reflection of your photography skills.
Sometimes two photographers are needed to get the right shot.
Professional attire is recommended if you are going to be included in the photo.
A 50% improvement over the other photos.
You have to hand it to her for ingenuity, at least.
The seller was a little too late for boxing up her toiletries.
March 31st, 2015 · No Comments
I declare shenanigans on this real estate photo. Fake grass! Look at the repeated pattern.
Filled in with fake grass. Phony! Misleading. Imagine the disappointment when you see it in person.
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?
We want to see the dining room. You’re too far to the left in this shot.
Well now you’re too close to the table. How about stepping back?
No, further back! [sigh]
Not ideal, but probably the best we’re going to get. Let’s move on to the kitchen.
Again, you’re too close! Any why show the junk pile? Let’s step back and shoot to the left.
That’s better, but what possessed you to use a fish-eye lens? Now the cabinets are warped. Please try again.
[sigh] I think we’re done here. Thank you. You can leave now.
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?
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+]
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?
How about this one?
How about we nuke this photo instead of including it? This might not be the
breast best photo to use.
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.