Getting just the right pictures of your home to make it show well is not an easy task. We asked Barry Fisch from flashitfirst photography what his thoughts were regarding the best time to do a shoot, and he kindly shared the following with us:
“Clients often ask me what the is best time of day to shoot real estate photos, and I tell them to consider the following five things:
1 – Quite often, one side of the house looks best at different times of the day, depending on the orientation of the house and time of year. Does your budget include a fee for shooting at 2 different times of day? Each photography company has different rates for a return shoot. It would be a good start to inquire.
2 – There are a number of challenges when shooting, then retouching the photos for an interior. The biggest, and often impossible to fix, is when the sun is directly in a window. You may have heard the term HDR, it stands for High Dynamic Range. This makes that range go off the charts.
3 – The sexiest type of shots for real estate sales are twilights. This is a magic 20-25 minutes at the end of the day where the direct sunlight is gone, but the sky still has some ambient color. Again, the cost will be higher since there is more work on-site and also in retouching. This is well worth it if there are ample landscaping lights, especially a pool or water feature with lights.
4 – If you don’t want to spend any additional money, pick a time of day when the shadows will be at their least, and the area that is the best sales feature is highlighted.
5 – If the view is a valuable asset and it usually is, be sure that the sun is not in the camera’s lens when taking those photos. Sun should be at your back then. Especially when shooting Pacific Ocean views.”
P.S. Check out this cool website that will show where the sun and shadows are, it also takes into account date and time www.photoephemeris.com
Be sure to call Barry @ 888-510-0515 or email him firstname.lastname@example.org for your next shoot, he’ll take great care of you, and will be sure to make your property shine!
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