There are many reasons as to why someone would want to photograph their house. As a home builder in Perth, Australia, we’re always hiring photographers to take pictures of our homes to show off our properties.
There are five tips when taking a photograph of a home to help make sure it comes out looking great.
There are some things that people may overlook that will make a big difference in the photograph. This includes mowing the grass, weeding the garden, trimming the bushes, cleaning out the gutters, and putting clutter away. This will make the home look some much better and takes a short amount of time to do.
Find an angle that will show the dimensions of the home the best. This will also allow the homeowner to pick what they want in the background. Check out the different angles and find the one that makes the home look the best.
Weather Plays a Role
When the weather is cloudy the house will actually look better. This will give a person the chance to show off the lighting. There will be no shadows to deal with either. Too much sun can cause shadows and rain or snow can take away from the home.
Play with the Lighting
To make the home look inviting there has to be a good balance of light coming from the inside of the home as well as the outside of the home. If a person takes the picture in the middle of a sunny day no one will be able to see the inside lighting through the window. When the sun is beginning to set a person will be able to show the natural glow of the home from both the inside of it and the outside.
Camera Setting Make a Difference
When taking a photograph of the home be sure to use professional equipment with many different options. There is a setting on the camera known as the RAW setting. When a person goes back to take a look at the pictures this setting will allow them to change the light.
A person will be able to get a balance of the light from the outside and the inside of the home. This setting will allow a person to play with different lighting options until they find a good balance that makes the home look inviting.
These tips should be considered before photographing a home. With the natural light a person may only have a ten minute time period to get thing right. If a person is still preparing the home they may miss out on the chance to take the perfect picture.
Photographing a home can be helpful in many different ways. If a person takes the time to adjust the lights and find the best angle of the home they can get a great picture.
You can find more of our work at Promenade Homes.