Photography - Angle Up For A Different Perspective

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One of my most favorite things to do, beyond staging homes in Atlanta, is to experiment with my camera. It's always amazing how, just a minor change in the angle in which I snap the picture, can make a difference in how the picture comes out.

Here's an example.

In this picture I was standing straight. At only 5' 4", this is what I captured:

Dining Room Table After Home Staging

Here's the same table. I moved slightly to my left and crouched down.


Dining Room Table

Here's another example. By the way, if you're wondering what this room is... so were the prospective buyers. It's one of the distinct advantages home staging a home can provide. But I digressed. This is what the room looks like when I stood straight up and snapped the picture.


Formal Living Room Before Home Staging Picture

Here's what the living room looks like after being professionally home staged and with me "crouching" again:

Formal Living Room After Home Staging Picture

In summary, whether your a home stager shooting your own photos for your portfolio and/or passing them over to the agent and homeowner, which is what we do, try taking LOTS of pictures at different angles. I think you'll be amazed at the outcome.



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Comments (101)

Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Hi, Dave. 98% of the time, I don't use a tripod. However, using one and using the remote to capture the shot makes perfect sense.



Feb 18, 2011 08:29 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

I love to play with angles because I'm short and it gives me an opportunity to see things that normally I wouldn't see because of my height. I carry a step stool and get down on my knees. It's fun to shoot from different angles because I see things from a different perspective and that's how the general public sees things. We are not all created equal in height so you have to find the right angle.

Your photos are just beautiful!

Mar 17, 2011 04:04 PM
Keith Gilkey
Re/Max Chesapeake - Elkton, MD
410-920-7214, Re/Max Chesapeake

Kathy, The angles make a difference. I also use D90 with a 12-24mm lense and a SB800 flash. I use a mono pod or a tripod on every shot. I am taking your advice and do some different angels. Thank You I'm glad I found this post.

Apr 17, 2011 09:38 AM
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

Great photos. Different heights does show different perspective of the same room.

Apr 29, 2011 02:36 PM
Janet Murray
Allison James Estates & Homes - Weymouth, MA
Realtor Weymouth MA & South Shore Home Sales
I have been experimenting with photos myself and those are some great before and after shots shown taken from different perspectives!
Aug 11, 2011 12:12 PM
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Great post.  Yes I have started experimenting as well and found quite a difference.  Thanks for sharing your height (LOL!) I am only 5'1" so I know what you mean.

Sep 21, 2011 02:16 PM
Maggie McFarland
RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland - Pearland, TX
Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas

Great post! Its the little details like this that can make SUCH a difference! Thanks for posting!

Nov 28, 2011 11:33 PM
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

This is a perfect example as to why staging is so great and sometimes very much needed! With the addition of the furniture the room looked just great! Changing angles is a great way to get a worthwhile shot!!


Great post!


Dec 06, 2011 07:47 AM
Carissa Acker
Real Estate by Design with Keller Williams Realty - Denton, TX

Great examples of using different angles to make the photo really pop!  I really like it!  Thanks for sharing these tips with everyone.

Dec 13, 2011 05:27 AM
Mike Yeo
3:16 team REALTY - Frisco, TX

Great advise. The different heights does help to see it from a different prespective.

Dec 13, 2011 08:27 AM
Lisa Schott
Arranged To Sell, LLC - Londonderry, NH



Great shots and tips, thank you!!!

Dec 19, 2011 07:10 AM
Paul Viau
Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog - Halifax, NS
Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog + Photo Services

Try a simple 3 step stool as well to get an elevated feel of a room. You can often shot over furniture that in the past obstructed the view.

Apr 01, 2012 10:26 PM
Beth Lester
Beth Lester Designs - Torrance, CA
Home Staging & Interior Decorating

Kathy, are you using a manual setting?  You can't get these great shots on Auto, can you?

Aug 15, 2012 08:52 AM
Cheryl-Anne Priest
The Real Estate Company Limited - Calgary, AB

Thank you Kathy.  I agree, taking lots of photos from different angles can definitely change the perspective and appeal of a space.  Staging and good photos allow potential buyers to connect even before they physically view a property.  Click appeal has a major impact on marketing properties.  Nice staging of these rooms, they look so warm and inviting. 

Apr 09, 2013 12:43 AM
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Can I ask you what type of camera and lense you use?   Would you email me at

Aug 07, 2013 06:04 AM
Karen Gray Plaisted
Design Solutions KGP~ Home Staging and Interior Decor - Warwick, NY
Staging Spaces, Renewing Places, NY

Great job Kathy!

Dec 07, 2013 02:36 AM
Robert Fowler -
President of Retirement Media Inc. - Braselton, GA
55+, Active Adult and Retirement Communities

Kathy that is a very simple, yet very effective tip. Now if I could only run the clock back on the oh say, last 500 photos I took of living room, dens, dining rooms!

Dec 18, 2013 11:32 AM
Mike West
Heritage Oak Properties - El Dorado Hills, CA
El Dorado Hills, CA CDPE, CNE, Licensed Loan Origi

Excellent point Kathy.  it sure makes a difference.

Jan 14, 2014 08:47 AM
Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Kathy, Your different perspectives are great and I like the before and after shot.

May 15, 2014 08:03 PM
Kim Calland
The Jackson Team - Keller Williams Capital Partners - Worthington, OH

Perspective is so important in photography! You can really make something extrememly interesting with a little change in the perspective. Thanks for sharing your examples!

Jan 12, 2015 01:49 AM