July 6th, 2007
The following two photos by William C Hutton, Jr are posted in the flickr photogroup and are of the same bedroom.
I was leaving a comment for William on the shot below that I thought a shot that showed the head-board end of the bed when I noticed that he already had such a shot from the other direction above. I think the difference is striking and thought this is a wonderful example of how much difference a change in angle can make.
In the lower photo you can’t even be sure that this is a master bedroom. Whereas the upper photo clearly indicates that this is a master bedroom and shows off the windows and hardwood floors. I think the top photo (the one with the windows) is quite an effective master bedroom photo. Some would object to the bright windows but in this case, I find the bright windows not all that objectionable.
The point I like to emphasize is that it always helps to ask yourself : “what are the most important features that buyers would be interested in?” In this case, the windows, hardwood floors, bathroom and strong message that this is a master bedroom are essential. This is the essence of Essential #1 in my “10 Essentials of Real Estate Photography”.
By the way, hardwood floors are a huge positive selling feature these days, the more you can show them off the better. I make it a point to talk to all our buyers about what they liked or didn’t like about the photos and I’ve been amazed a the number that mentioned hardwood floors.
Thanks William for the example.