Taking Good Interior Shots of Your Home
A good tip to get a buyer's attention if you are planning to sell your property is to take good photos of your home's interior. Remember that people are swayed over or turned off by what they see. Thus having professional interior shots of your home will make it easier for you to close a sale quickly.
The first thing you need to do is to prepare the room by cleaning it up and removing clutter. Remember that when buyers are looking at the photos, they are trying to envision themselves inside your house. Therefore, empty waste baskets, remove refrigerator magnets, close the toilet lid, and wipe off the dust from that counter. Next, arrange the furniture so that you can get a better, clearer shot of the features of the room. You can also add an interesting visual element by adding a bowl of apples, a vase of fresh flowers, or a stack of old books on a table. Finally, open all the lights and the blinds.
Now it is time for the actual shoot. The best conditions to take interior pictures are during an overcast day when the sunlight is muted and in early morning or late afternoon. Use as much as natural light as possible. Do not use a flash because this will make the picture look artificial. Use a wide-angle lens for your digital camera so you will not miss anything in the room. To get a sharp picture, set your camera on a tripod and use a wireless shutter control to take the picture. Finally, vary your shots and angles from room to room. For example, in one room, you can take a wide shot. In another room, you might want to shoot from a higher angle.