Showing a home in it's best light!

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Real Estate Agent with Specializing in Residential, Referrals & Relocation | PK Real Estate Utah South UT DRE# 6541633-SA00
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Showing a home in it's best light!

 

After seeing Anna Banana's post for the extended  May Contest -Before & After by Dick Greenberg, it inspired me to find a photo taken of a home that might work for the purposes of the contest.

 

- BEFORE -

 

This photo was taken across the street of a client's newly built home. Many details were lost in darkness. I cropped it, bringing it closer to the front. I rotated it, adding some light and contrast to give more detail in the features and also removed the strange shadow on the one-car garage.

 

After turning up the hues, it's true colors were able shine through and pop rather than remain a drab example in original form. What a huge difference a few steps made for this home!

 

- AFTER -

 

I often take a quick snapshot of homes to be used in my blog. Many times, the camera does a fantastic job of capturing the essence of them. I prefer the off- to-the-side views rather than straight on, it adds dimension.   

 

Professional photographers are amazing people who easily capture a home in the best light, showing off it's features and amenities. I leave taking photos of listings to them and admire their work.

 

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Buying or selling a home in southern Utah? Call me at 435.632.9374 or contact me at wanda@buynsellutah.com to help because Wanda Can!

 

 

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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Happy Thursday Wanda,  I guess I should take a class on taking pictures, I have this great camera for taking pictures of animals but to not know how to do things like this.

 

Jun 08, 2017 06:28 AM #1
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Wanda. This is such a real difference and it does matter. So bright now.

Jun 08, 2017 06:36 AM #2
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Great before and after, well after especially, photo!  Kudos!

Jun 08, 2017 07:10 AM #3
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Harry F. D'Elia
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The pics that we put out on the Internet do make a difference

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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Ya know, Wanda, I thought the first one was pretty good, but you definitely popped it up to the Wow Factor with your enhancements! 

Jun 08, 2017 07:57 AM #5
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Wanda - Very nice editing - the photo looks a lot better after your tweaks. Thanks for your entry!

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
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Will Hamm, A class might help you to understand the process better. I use my phone camera more than ever these days however! 

Jun 08, 2017 06:17 PM #7
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Sheila Anderson, Getting attention online is so important when listing homes. More and more people are looking at homes on their computers or phones rather than walking through them first now.

Jun 08, 2017 06:19 PM #8
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Thank you Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®. I appreciate the compliment!

Jun 08, 2017 06:20 PM #9
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Improving a photo without misrepresenting is acceptable and necessary plus it grabs the attention of consumers Harry F. D'Elia

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Thank you so much Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate. Glad I had a good example to start the process. I loved the dramatic clouds! 

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Thanks Dick Greenberg for extending the contest. I would have missed the opportunity!

Jun 08, 2017 06:23 PM #12
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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The clarity and vibrancy in the edited version makes a significant difference to that photo.

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James Dray
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Good morning Wanda.  What a transformation, sadly I am not worth a hoot when it comes to taking a photo

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
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Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat. I like detail myself and the first photo surely lacked that aspect!

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James Dray, Small changes I can do but will leave the professional photo taking to those who make a living doing so!

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It's much better. What app did you use to remove the shadow from the garage door?

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I used the Photos Retouch tool that came with my Mini Mac. It comes in handy Pat Starnes for minor touchups!

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