In collaboration with Marc Jalensperger, specialist in real estate photography, Nodalview presents to you 9 tips to create higher quality photos!
The image quality and professionalism of the property increases the online viewing by 4 !
The 9 photos quality tips.
1. Take pictures facing the windows.
To display the atmosphere and the exterior environment of the property.
The natural light source will make the room appear bigger.
To make the room brighter and nicer.
To create more contrast and add colour to the room.
Try to capture all the interesting elements of the room, from the floor to the ceiling, without cutting the windows. Pictures will look closer to reality, and it will create a realistic and balanced image.
⚠️ When photographing against the sun, move around to avoid the flare effect from direct sunlight coming from outside (white circle that appears on the screen) or white flares on the glass parts.
2. Stand in one corner of the room facing the opposite corner.
To visually enlarge the room.
To give a better idea of its surface.
To open up the field of view.
To create more perspective, place your phone below eye level and slightly tilted towards the floor.
3. Keep your vertical lines straight.
To increase the quality of the image.
To give depth.
The vertical lines of the image must be parallel to the edges of the photo.
By placing the phone at a height of 1m20, you will create this effect of symmetry and balance. Note that this effect interests and draws the eye to the elements on the floor of a room. If these elements are close to the ceiling, shoot at chest height. For example, to show the height of high cabinets in a kitchen.
4. Turn off the lights.
To capture natural light.
To not create a yellowish effect with light bubbles.
To not give the impression that the room is dark.
The HDR solution allows you to avoid creating a shadowy area, and to counterbalance the external luminosity. Without HDR, it would have been necessary to turn on the lights in all the rooms.
To get the best light for outdoor shots, nothing is better than a beautiful sunny day. However, for indoor photos, it is not necessary to have sunlight, which can create a yellowish tendency on the renderings. A bright rainy or snowy day will be perfectly fine!
Just try to capture your photos in the morning or in the afternoon.
5. Uncover the windows.
To let in natural light.
To give an idea of the orientation.
To give a view on the surroundings of the property.
Customers like seeing the exterior, and the view they get from the windows.
Open curtains, blinds, shutters, sails and windows if necessary.
6. Tidy up the place.
To create a pleasant neutral environment.
To envisage yourself.
You can also better arrange rooms by moving furniture around, removing bibelot to air out the space, or removing any strong style cues that might dissuade prospects.
In small, dark rooms, consider clearing up the floor to create visually more space. You can also photograph charming details of the property to highlight them.
7. Use a wide angle
To enlarge small spaces to have a better view as a whole.
⚠ Beware of native ultra wide angle of your phone, it can distort the images and the edges of the room in the photo, which will then no longer represent the actual dimensions of the room. The prospect might then feel fooled.
8. Get the intellbracketing system with Nodalview
To have no more shadow areas.
To get an even exposure of all spaces.
To have the possibility of seeing the exterior and details of the photo.
To bring the image closer to what the human eyes see.
The use of Intelligent Bracketing, AEB, automatically neutralises all contrast and backlighting problems by capturing all the nuances of light in the room. This ensures a professional result directly from your phone.
Read more about our Bracketing system in our article.
9. Sunshine for your outdoor photos
To create a warm atmosphere, and to have a better impression of the property.
To have more vibrant and bright colours.
To avoid creating a backlight, preferably place your back to the light source.
Consider capturing photos showing the sky around your property.
9 bis. Choose the time you shoot. Preferably, choose morning or late afternoon hours, to have a diffused light that will not "crush" your property. If the sun is too strong, it will create unflattering contrasts.
To go further:
➡️ On our Nodalview Blog, see our 8 tips when shooting a home.
➡️ Discover more about our bracketing system.
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