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:
Here's the same table. I moved slightly to my left and crouched down.
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.
Here's what the living room looks like after being professionally home staged and with me "crouching" again:
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.