Entries Tagged as 'Poor Photography'

All Right, Mr. DeMille, I’m Ready For My Close Up

February 10th, 2015 · 2 Comments

The real estate photographer thought buyers would appreciate close up pictures of the house.

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The seller told the photographer, “Please emphasize the wall texture.”

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Why not step back so we can see the room?

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[sigh]  We’re ready to throw in the towel.

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Poor Photography

Didn’t Make a Great Impression

February 8th, 2015 · 3 Comments

These photos were sent in from one of our readers.  She was not excited about this Bullard, Texas home.

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It’s a squatty potty.

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Tags: Carpet · Bathroom · Bedroom · Wood Paneling · Poor Photography · Other US Cities · People In Photos

A Nightmare On Elm Street

November 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Today is the 30th anniversary of the premiere of the classic horror movie A Nightmare On Elm Street.  30 years.  Time flies when Freddy is chasing you in your dreams.

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Hey, wait!  Who’s that lurking in the shadows?  Oh, no!  It’s Freddy Krueger!  Wake up!  Wake up!

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Poor Photography

Kept In the Dark

November 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Perhaps we can add some light to the room?  [Arizona City, Arizona]

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Or at least use the flash on the camera.  [Bloomington, Illinois]

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We see the light fixture.  Too bad the photographer didn’t see the light (figuratively and literally).  [Mesa, Arizona]

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Okay, now this is ridiculous.  [Phoenix]

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

Blue Sky

October 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Thank you for the photo of the pretty blue sky.  Now about the house…

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Tags: Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography

Vague Real Estate Photos

October 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sometimes you can’t get a clear idea about the look of a house.  Especially if the photos are not up to par, as promoted for this Mesa, Arizona home.

Sideways bathroom.

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Upside down hallway.  Well, it helps buyers see the ceiling’s water stain more clearly.

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We can’t see what the shower looks like.

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We can’t see what the bathroom looks like either.  No other photos available of the bathroom.

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Use your imagination for this bedroom.

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The photographer shifted to the right, but we still can’t see the bedroom.

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The only photo of the kitchen and we can’t see it.  Is your curiosity piqued enough to see this house?

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Poor Photography · Shower Curtain

Real Estate Photo Don’ts

September 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Buyers don’t want to see poorly stitched together panoramic shots.  The tiles don’t line up!

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Buyers don’t want to see overexposed photos.  But then again, the sun is really, really bright in Phoenix.

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Buyers don’t want to see shadows.  Even if they look angelic.

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Buyers don’t want to see the photographer’s reflection.

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We repeat, buyers don’t want to see the photographer’s reflection.

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Buyers don’t want to see photos taken at night.  By the way, this was the only photo for this house.

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Buyers don’t want to see blurry photos.

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Buyers don’t want to see creepy peephole photos.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes · 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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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

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