Yet Another Batch of the No-No Photos

Services for Real Estate Pros with George Sheldon Photographer

Here is yet another batch of the no-no photos -- you know, photos being used to market a property ... that should be used:


Well, I AM glad this place has a stairs... but does it look like that brick wall is leaning?


A lovely stove in the corner, but should this be the only kitchen shot? I don't think so. Doesn't the kitchen include a sink?


This is going to sell the bathroom? What? No toilet or bathtub? 



Another picture of stairs. So? Why would I want to see this instead of the room where the stairs are located?


I have no idea what this is. The garage?


Well, that's it for this batch of no-no shots. More will be posted when I find them and get permission to post them. Lately, I've requested permission and been told no or get no response. I have also been very busy with my virtual tour and real estate photography assignments. So you'll have to wait for the next no-no's.

Comments (9)

Michelle Barker
Lakeland Title of Mecosta County - Canadian Lakes, MI

We facilitate a lot of postcards and flyers for the realtors in our area and I am surprised sometimes at the pictures they have included in their listing.  I guess sometimes there is not a lot too choose from and it takes a little more creativity on everyone's part to show the property in a positive light.


Nov 02, 2007 03:28 AM
Joshua Jarvis
Virtual Properties - Atlanta Real Estate - Duluth, GA
Moving Families Forward.

Love it!

Honestly, why take some of these photos.  You can get a good digitial camera for under $100 now, so there is no excuse for the quality as well!



Nov 02, 2007 03:31 AM
Christopher Smith
TREGO REALTY - Cedar Rapids, IA
Good photos, or bad photos!  I think this is another case where a wide angle lens would open up these photographs, especially in that small bathroom.  Sounds like a job for my ole' trusty Kodak V705.
Nov 02, 2007 03:32 AM
Scott Slocum
Florida Future Realty Inc. - Cape Coral, FL
Scott Slocum & Associates 239-222-4800, Cape Coral
I have to say that I take tremendous pride in photographing my listings.  I will shoot a slew of photo's now that we're in the digital age and then pic from the vast majority of different angles and see what turned out the best.  With the lack of people driving around to see open houses most people are driving around online previewing homes without burning a drop of fuel.  The better the pictures... the better chance you're going to get a phone call...
Nov 02, 2007 03:33 AM
Keith Stoller
Keith Stoller Tax & Business Solutions - Bakersfield, CA
This is food for thought.  Just because someone sells real estate for a living doesn't make them a photographic artist.  The point about the stairs is especially well taken.  It reads as though it's a special pet peeve of yours.
Nov 02, 2007 04:20 AM
Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
I am just surprised that you get permission to use some!! Do they not know the reason why - or do they think they are going to be published somewhere :)
Nov 02, 2007 04:44 AM
Crystal Freeman
Willow Creek Creative - Eugene, OR
These are great!  Yet again you have me laughing out loud. Thanks George!
Nov 02, 2007 03:58 PM
Mehmet Met Dilsiz
FND Photography / M2 Real Estate Solutions - Midvale, UT
Love the very last picture  :)
Nov 04, 2007 08:40 AM
Joanna Schlansky
Showcase of Homes, Realtors - Burlington, MA
These are great pictures.  I think the last one is Santa's shed.
Nov 04, 2007 10:57 AM