Taking HDR Real Estate Photos
Having purchased a couple of homes for myself at this point in my life, I know how important the listing photos can be to a potential buyer. Being a photographer that normally photographs people, I decided to put myself up to a new challenge and try shooting bracketed HDR photos of a property being prepared for sale.
Lucky for me, the house was already clean, which allowed me to focus all of my attention on the photography. The most important thing I learned in my research for this project was that the rooms need to be spotless prior to capturing images - nobody wants to buy a house with photos of dirty rooms!
Here's the things I knew were important to this project:
Can you tell I spliced together 2 photos above? Hopefully not!
Here's the kitchen with the pendent lights in view. The lines are distracting and because they are so close to the camera, the proportions are wrong - they look too big.
And here's the cleaner shot without the lights disorienting the view, thus allowing the viewer to focus on the features of the kitchen.
Here's some more photos from this project!
My biggest critique on my work is that I had trouble with the angles. I have invested in a new tripod that I think will help me control things a bit better. It's one with a swivel ball head which will allow for a greater range of positions.
As I learn more, I'll share more!