I was cruzing around Active Rains google and came across this awesome and informative post that I thought this was a must read for our tight community of Active Rain Real Estate Professionals.
At the photo composition class last night, the instructor, Gilles Comtois, provided a critique of the students' photos and gave us some hints and tips on how to improve our photography. I took one of my favourite photos, thinking that the doorway was a good frame the view of the lake. While he liked the photo, he explained that the lawn chair on the right was a bit distracting and that the photo could be more appealing by cropping out the symmetry. Here are the before and after cropping (no other photo finishing used).
After cropping, the texture of the door on the left is more apparent and the view of the lake more intersting.
If we or our photographers spend some time looking at the photos for listings, the viewer (and internet shoppers) will be more attracted to what they are seeing of the home. Cropping before the shot by deciding what is the focus, or doing some after shot cropping, will make a big difference.
Valerie Zinger email@example.com
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