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The Case for Wide Angle Photography in Real Estate Marketing
You wouldn't think there would be any argument that wide-angle photos are an important tool in marketing homes for sale. But there are still real estate agents out there who don't use it, or who don't understand its value. I read several comments on an ActiveRain blog about ten days ago that described wide-angle property photos as "unrealistic", "misleading" and "unfair". There's nothing misleading or unrealistic about using wide angle photos to portray a home. Human beings see the world with the ability to employ their peripheral vision to view (5 comments)
Add one of These to your Camera Bag Next Time You Do a Photo Shoot at a Listing I wrote about this technique recently in "Using Fisheye Lenses in Real Estate Photography". If you haven't tried using a fisheye lens when you photograph your listings, prepare to be impressed. You'll need one of these:
I happen to like Canon products, but there are certainly other fisheye lenses out there. Ken Rockwell describes this lens as "far sharper" than any Nikon fisheye lens. You'll also need DxO Optics Pro software. Optics Pro 7.0 is the latest incarnation of this astounding image (12 comments)
wide angle photography: How to Photograph a Home With a Dark Interior - 09/22/10 10:09 PM
Ever had to do a photo shoot inside a home that seems dark inside? In the process of listing and selling second homes and "cabins" in the north country, I've seen dwellings that were rather dark. I love the rich look of wood, but it can work against you when you photograph a home's interior. When you want a bright and airy feel to your house photographs, at times it can be a real battle to get good results. PHOTOGRAPHY IS ABOUT LIGHT. I know that sounds artsy and esoteric, but it's true. Just as it is with painting, photography is (28 comments)
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