REALTOR®: Magazine – July/August 2010
“8 Camera Tips to Capture a Room’s Size” by Melissa Dittmann Tracey
1. Remove area rugs
2. Use a wide-angle camera
3. Get creative with furniture
4. Fill up empty space
5. Use mirrors to your advantage
6. Lighten up
7. Shoot at an angle
8. Remove clutter
Many of these can be done by the real estate agent on their own, however the photographs will be that much stronger, and take far less effort for the agent, if a home stager is there to ensure everything within the frame looks at its best.
Excerpt from REALTOR®: Magazine:
Buyers love spacious homes. They also love to look at online property photos. But it’s not always easy to squeeze square footage into a camera shot—and sometimes furniture arrangements or floor coverings actually do a disservice to the way your listing is presented online or in marketing photos, says Debra Gould, president of home staging company Six Elements Inc. in Toronto and creator of the Staging Diva training program.
She offers these tips for making sure that every room of your listing looks as large in photos as it does in real life.
1. Remove area rugs. Rugs break up the expanse of the floor and can make rooms look smaller. Keep the floor as clear as possible.