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. The left side of the home is blocked by some shrubs 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, very homely attractive look to it. You can see inside the windows because it was taken with a good camera. It’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 is 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 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 be 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. It’s easier to edit a bright and open photo.