Add Interest by Adding Detail

Services for Real Estate Pros with AMH Creatives

I arrived at a home yesterday and instantly thought, "Ooh this is the perfect house for some detail shots".  Photos don't just tell a story, they can evoke a feeling.  While I use a wide angle lens for normal pictures of each room, at the end of the session I'll switch lens, in this case to a 50mm, put away the flashes, light stands and tripod, and look for some drama.  Here's a comparison, see what feelings the detail shot evokes in you...


One more example.  I wasn't happy with this dinning room angle but I wanted to show the built-ins.  So, I definitely needed  to follow this shot with a little more drama.


The detail shots are not  necessarily appropriate for the MLS but are a great enhancement to a slide show or brochure.

Comments (11)

Charita Cadenhead
eXp Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Excellent shots and you make a great point about capturing the "details" that are sometimes overlooked.

Mar 01, 2010 09:13 PM
William True
True Sarasota Real Estate - Sarasota, FL
Sarasota Real Estate

Very nice shots, well done, Anna!

Mar 01, 2010 09:14 PM
Scott Baker Coldwell Banker Realty - Liberty Township, OH
Realtor Homes for Sale Cincinnati/Dayton Ohio

Yes the "extra" shots certainly do add to the overall feel of the property. Great Work and this cause me to think about where I may be able to add a couple to my properties.

Thank you

Mar 01, 2010 09:19 PM
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Nice pictures and thanks for the reminder that quality should be apparent starting with the presentation 

Mar 01, 2010 09:25 PM
Anna Hunter
AMH Creatives - Solon, OH

Scott, that gets me thinking, what a great thing to say to the homeowner, "We're going to take a few more detail shots of your home."  Just like updating the exterior shots when the seasons change, let them know you are still actively marketing their property.  Ask the homeowner what their favorite features or "spots" are in the home and go from there.

Mar 01, 2010 09:26 PM
Marie Episale
ePRO 201-314-0106 - Pompton Plains New Jersey

Great advice.  Those detail shots really add to the viewers "emotional" experience.

Mar 01, 2010 09:28 PM
Don Stern
Realty Executives South Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA
Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate

Thanks Anna.  Great shots and great advice.

Mar 02, 2010 03:31 AM
Suzanne Strickler
Realty Mark Associates - Havertown, PA
School is never out for the Successful.

Anna - Your detailed shots are also pointing out the unique features of the house to those who would have missed them otherwise.

Mar 10, 2010 02:29 AM
Karen Rice
Keller Williams Real Estate - Hawley, PA
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales

Very very nice photos - of course you do not need me to tell you that.  :)  Lovely!

Mar 10, 2010 02:02 PM
Jeremy Butts
Real Estate Entrepreneur - Louisville, KY

Loved your photos! This post opened my eyes and I will implement this strategy FOR SURE!
Best regards, J. Butts

Mar 18, 2010 03:38 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Anna:  What an incredible home, and I just love the shots you took of the kitchen.  That curved set of windows overlooking the yard is just wonderful.  Who wouldn't want a kitchen like that !

Jul 09, 2010 11:35 PM