Your guide to real estate photography

realAs a home owner who’s looking to list their property on the market; or perhaps has already done so in the past, you’ll know the importance of the small details and presentation when it comes to selling your home. We live in an on demand market where home listings are both offline and online in their multitudes and to stand out ‘head and shoulders’ above the rest you really need to get your listing down to a fine art. Today we’re going to help you do that with some advice on real estate photography, how to get those stunning pictures that will make your home sell and of course some great accessories to help you achieve this.

Real Estate Photography.

What is real estate photography and how does it work? It’s the art of creating stunning photographs for your online listing which can really help your property sell. These are usually used for MLS (Multiple listing service) websites.  There are many agents or home owners who are not incredibly skilled in the art of photography and they don’t realise that even small changes in the way photographs are taken can make the world of difference in portraying your home as the next ‘must have’ asset on the market.



Tips for Real estate photography.


Stable  Shots – Although most good cameras have stabilisation technology in them these days; it still helps to have your camera on a tripod. It means you’ll get a great shot and you’ll be able to take much wider angle shots of the home.

Multiple Flashes –  Bring at least more than one flash, you never know how large the property is going to be and you may need the smaller bulbs for smaller rooms and the larger bulbs for larger parts of the property.

Insurance – As a professional you’ll know the importance of insurance; you never know what problems may arise while in someone else’s property and this means it’s imperative you’re covered at all times for anything that may occur.


What lenses to use?

real4Nikon D750 lens overview – As many home shots are taken as ‘portraits’ a full format ‘F’ lense should always be with you for this camera.  While the D750 can use DX lenses,  using this type of lense will only produce smaller images that are less than 10mb using the central part of the lens, and the effective focal length would be 1.5X the focal length of the lens.


Nikon D3300 lens overview – There are many lenses available for this great camera on the market, by far, our real5favourite are the Universal: Nikon 18-55 mm VR II: light, compact, good and dirt-cheap in combination with a D3300. We also like the Walk-around zoom: Sigma 18-200mm Contemporary: super-light, super-compact superzoom.


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