Entries Tagged as 'Poor Photography'

Sneaky House Photos

August 21st, 2013 · 2 Comments

No one knows the house is being sold.  They hired a stealth photographer to take pictures.  He wore camouflage so no one would see him.  So far, so good.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photos pictures taken at night dark Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Oh, rats!  The motion detector light came on!!!  Now what?!!?!  Run!!

poor bad amateur real estate photography photos pictures taken at night dark Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

OK, the coast is clear.  Phew, that was a close call.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photos pictures taken at night dark Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

One more photo and I’m outta here.  Mission accomplished.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photos pictures taken at night dark Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

5 Suggestions For Better Real Estate Photos

August 14th, 2013 · 4 Comments

How can we improve the quality of real estate promotional photos?

1. Take a new photo if the picture is distorted or has a glitch.

poor bad real estate promotional photo picture green distorted Sun City Arizona home house for sale

2.  Take a real photo at the house.  Do not take a picture of Google Street View from your computer screen.

poor bad real estate promotional photo picture of computer screen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

It looks terrible when you do that.

poor bad real estate promotional photo picture of computer screen Bullhead City Arizona home house for sale

3.  Focus on the room’s features, not on one item in the foreground.

poor bad real estate promotional photo picture dried plant in foreground Avondale Arizona home house for sale

4.  Watch for shadows!  The tripod indicates the photographer might be a professional, but the shadow…
[By the way, this is a $1.5+ million property]  Taking the picture at an angle might eliminate the distracting palm tree and mailbox in the foreground.

poor bad real estate promotional photo picture shadow tripod Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

5.  Be careful of mirrors.  They reflect on your photography skills.

poor bad real estate promotional photo picture man person reflection bathroom mirror Mesa Arizona home house for sale

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

Floor Show

July 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

We have 3 photos in the What? Why? category for Tuesday.

A close-up photo of a floor.  Wood flooring and concrete blocks.  Because?

stupid dumb real estate photo picture floor concrete blocks Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Perhaps this Sun Lakes, Arizona seller thought the tile was a key feature of her home?

stupid dumb real estate photo picture tile floor key fob Sun Lakes Arizona home house for sale

It’s time to sell in Houston, Texas.

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Tags: Flooring · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography · Other US Cities

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July 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

We might need to create a new category:  What? Why?
There are some real estate promotional photos that don’t make sense.

Here’s your What? Why? photo for Monday.  The photographer might have taken this photo to remember the house later on, but why share it with the public?  If the shot had been taken further back, we could have checked the Bad Parking category.

stupid dumb real estate photo picture of street curb house number only Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Driveway · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Happy Independence Day

July 4th, 2013 · No Comments

Today is the Fourth of July.  Americans are celebrating their independence.  And sellers are displaying their patriotism in various manners.

American citizens have the right to clutter their homes.  Although not recommended when selling.

American flag on display cluttered room boxes Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

What’s more patriotic than the American flag, the Harley Davidson eagle, a gnome statue, and a chihuahua dog?

American flag on display Harley Davidson eagle chihuahua dog Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

You have the right to wipe your hands on the American flag.

American flag hot pad hand towel kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Even their waterbed’s headboard lights are patriotic.  Blue light bulb and a red light bulb!

American flag pillows waterbed headboard bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Leather curtains are hot.  Literally.

American flag leather window curtains bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The photographer’s shaky hands meant we didn’t have to blur out all the faces from the dozens of family photos.  Thank you!

American flag blanket blurry fuzzy picture Tempe Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

They think of the stars and stripes when they use Head & Shoulders.

American flag shower curtain bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Happy 237th birthday, America!

American flag TV television set is on baby toys Marilyn Monroe Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Two stars are missing.

American flag painted on garage carport wall mural Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

In America, you have the right to display Aunt Jemima/Mammy dolls in your family room.  And own a cat.  [State College, Pennsylvania]

American flag Aunt Jemima mammy dolls on display cat State College Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

In America, you have the right to display the Confederate flag too.  [Kirksville, Missouri]

American flag Confederate flag on display Kirksville Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

As American as mom, apple pie, and baseball.  [Olean, New York]

American flag on display Chicago cubs logo bedroom Olean New York home house for sale real estate photo

Happy Fourth of July!  [Lancaster, Ohio]

American flag bedspread Lancaster Ohio home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Peoria, AZ Homes · Tempe, AZ Homes · Poor Photography · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Shower Curtain · Bedspread

Real Estate Photography Skills

June 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Dark real estate photos do not tell the story.

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Maybe there was a reason for the dark photo above.  When we lightened it up +200, it revealed a junky garage.

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Looking at this house through rose-colored glasses?

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Steamy shower?

poor bad amateur real estate photography picture out of focus bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

They took a picture of a photo?

poor bad amateur real estate photography picture Youngtown Arizona home house for sale

What were you expecting?  That we wouldn’t see you or the flash?

poor bad amateur real estate photography picture flash reflection mirror bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

His aim is very good.  He’s dead center in the mirror.

poor bad amateur real estate photography picture flash reflection mirror bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

To the two previous photographers: how about stepping to the side like this photographer did?  It can be done.  We only see half of a hand.

poor bad amateur real estate photography picture flash reflection mirror bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Creeper

June 8th, 2013 · 1 Comment

The intent of the photographer was to show off the local features, but it comes across as major creeper.

Here he is cruising the junior high school.

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And loitering around the elementary school.

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And lurking around the neighborhood park.  Go away, Chester!

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Pointing Out the Bathroom

May 24th, 2013 · 1 Comment

The fingers point to the shower.  Oh, now we see it.  Thanks for pointing it out.

person's man's hand fingers pointing bathroom in real estate photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · People In Photos

The Long & Short of It

May 21st, 2013 · 4 Comments

Cluttered Tempe, Arizona home.  And it’s a short sale, of course.

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen poor bad home staging Tempe Arizona house for sale photo

Snap, crackle, pop.

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen poor bad home staging Tempe Arizona house for sale photo

The pantry is open, literally.

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen pantry poor bad home staging Tempe Arizona house for sale photo

At least the pot rack is cleared off.

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen dining poor bad home staging Tempe Arizona house for sale photo

There’s more stuff.

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen dining poor bad home staging Tempe Arizona house for sale photo

“If you pay full price, I’ll throw in the 2nd refrigerator.”

person man cluttered messy disorganized kitchen dining poor bad home staging Tempe Arizona house for sale photo

The curtains cover up the storage area.  Need used tires?  They’ve got ‘em.

cluttered too much stuff used tires inside storage poor bad home staging Tempe Arizona house for sale photo

Lots of towels in the bathroom.

cluttered too much stuff bathroom reflection poor bad home staging Tempe Arizona house for sale photo

Unmade bed.

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Convenient bed for all-night gaming sessions.

futon office desk chair pillows poor bad home staging Tempe Arizona house for sale photo

Cluttered bedroom with coffee maker!

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Elvis!  Rolls of toilet paper above the bed for late-night accidents.

cluttered bedroom unmade bed Elvis poster poor bad home staging Tempe Arizona house for sale photo

Another unmade bed.

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Let the grass tickle your feet as you relax on the swing.

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Enjoy the sparkling clean swimming pool!

dirty empty swimming pool ugly back yard neglected Tempe Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Dining Room · Back Yard · Weeds · Tempe, AZ Homes · Poor Photography · People In Photos

Screening Process

May 17th, 2013 · No Comments

When buyers search for homes on-line, they screen out those they don’t want to see.  Mostly based on photos.  You only get a few seconds to excite a potential buyer.  This Sun Lakes, Arizona seller was too scared to go out onto the patio?

real estate photo picture of a screen door poor photography skills Sun Lakes Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography