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Tips to Improve Your Listing Photos, Part 6 - Understanding Focal Length
As a Marietta, GA real estate agent specializing in Atlanta real estate photography, I had to learn quite a few lessons on my way to competence. Even though I was a decent Atlanta photographer, or so I thought, it didn't take long to realize that taking pictures of homes came with its own set of unique challenges. This blog series is written with the amateur photographer in mind. Whether you are a real estate agent, home stager, seller or just interested in taking better pictures of homes, this blog series is for you.
Part 6 - Understanding Focal Length
One of the most frustrating experiences I encountered early in my career as a listing agent was getting my listing photos to look the way I wanted them too. I struggled to show certain rooms the way I wanted them to be seen and I assumed it was some function of my simple, yet convenient, point and shoot camera. Even "zoomed" all the way out, I just couldn't show some rooms in their entirety.
It's obvious to me now, but at the time I didn't realize that my problem was a combination of the focal length of the camera's integrated lens and its tiny sensor. So I did what any self-respecting problem solver would do and ... more
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