Here’s an example of a bad photo and a good photo.
The one on the left, that’s just a standard photo of a house. You wouldn’t necessarily look at that and think it’s a really bad photo. It’s not that blurry, it’s pretty clear, but it doesn’t have a good angle on it. To the left side of the home there it’s blocked by some of the shrubs there and some of the greenery. It’s not edited at all.
The lighting, it’s just standard lighting. Look at the house on the right side. It looks very professional. It’s got this glowing, this very homey attractive look to it where you can see inside the windows because it was taken with a good camera. That’s edited to look like that to emphasize the beauty of this home. It’s very well presented. That’s a good example and a bad example.
Invest in a decent camera. A cell-phone camera won’t cut it if you want quality shots. You might have good megapixels but the shutter quality’s not good, so it’s not going to take good photos like that one that we saw on the good example. Top-of-the line equipment isn’t a necessity either. Any point-and-shoot digital camera with five megapixels or more will produce good photos. If you’re willing to fork over more cash, a digital SLR offers more settings and allows you to use a variety of lenses.
A tripod is also a good investment for taking sharp photos. Use as much natural lighting as possible. Open the curtains and turn on all the lights to make a room look bright and open.
Another tip, you’ll want to use as much natural lighting as possible. If you’re inside the home you’ll want to make sure you open up the curtains and then also turn on all the lights. Make the room look bright and open. You never want a dark photo.
If you’re taking a picture on the inside of the home, if it’s dark at all it will grainy and it will not turn out good. It’ll even be hard to edit to make it look good because of the grainy look that it will provide. If you have a photo that’s bright and that’s open, when you take the photo and you edit it it’s easier to edit a bright photo.