3 Methods Of Photographing Property Correctly

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Anyone that has gone to a great effort to redevelop a property deserves to document and present their work to interested parties. That might simply be other family members, or it might be a commercial buyer looking to invest in the space. Perhaps you’re selling the home, or maybe you’ve used your interior design skills to perfect your office and now you hope to sell that premises on.

Whatever the goal you have at this time of your life, it’s always wise to consider a few hallmark methods of achieving the best outcome. Photographing property correctly is not just about bringing up your smartphone and snapping a few pics, though this can be a good start. To truly help your property sing and present itself in the best light, a few preparations are worth making.

In this post, we’ll discuss three photographic approaches to take to better document and present all your hard work, without nullifying any of the main features.

A cozy cabin illuminated by string lights under a starry night sky, perfect for photographing property.
Photo by Josh Hild on Unsplash

1. Drone Shots (Exterior)

Of course, it’s quite necessary to offer drone shots that help showcase the full extent of the exterior should your real estate have grounds to show. Taking from a high enough angle and with good enough lighting, you can gain an establishing shot or background that showcases the property lines and provides enough visual appeal to draw someone in.

This is also a strategy employed by reliable property development groups such as Cassidy Group LTD, as such overarching images provide a clear first impression for each listing. This is also a great opportunity for the before and after shots to truly delineate the changes you’ve made and why they’ve encouraged a difference.

2. Wide & Fish Eye Lenses

For large spaces or smaller rooms, wider and fish eye lenses on your SLR camera can work well, respectively. A wide-angle lens allows you to capture more light and more in the frame, ensuring that an open-plan living space is correctly captured

This can also work wonders for offices or even warehouses, as with a good angle into the room you can see most of the space, and then get the reverse shot to complete the contextual framing. Fish eye lenses allow a very small room to seem much more spacious or to include more detail, which can be important if you’re trying to showcase everything on the property listing. As such, most are great investments worth keeping.

Modern staircase in a bright home interior captured through expert property photography, with a view of the living area below.
Photo by Jason Briscoe on Unsplash

3. Declutter Correctly

Visual noise can only take away from what the property has to offer. Note that this isn’t the same effort as removing all of your decorations. What does such an approach imply, then? Well, it’s the difference between keeping sofa cushions while removing your stack of magazines from your coffee table. It might be the difference between keeping your office furniture in your photography, but removing your various utilities at each employee’s desk just for one shot.

Decluttering effectively can help you more easily allow natural light to flow throughout the room, and helps the property look cleaner, more professional, and easy to visualize oneself using.

With this advice, we hope you can photograph the property in its best possible context and make that sale!

Modern kitchen interior with wooden cabinets and natural lighting, captured through expert property photography methods.
Photo by Jason Briscoe on Unsplash

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an interiors writer and blogger and has an insatiable love of home style and decor

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