Showcasing the window view.

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If you need to capture a room with a big windows, try to do it when the sun is on the other side of the house. Use flash and if the window is not the only light subject in the photos, you should be just fine.  Try to line up the window frame and a horizontal line of the landscape behind the window, but in the same time use angles inside of the room. By capturing the image from the far away corner will allow you not to have a flash reflection on the window. Later on adjust light for the window and room separately.


Good luck!

water view from the window. Tacomacapturing a great view from the window

Comments (16)

Lisa Friedman
Alliance Realtors - Bedminster, NJ
Central New Jersey Real Estate

Irina - Good Post. That is one of my pet peeves when people shoot into a window without a flash.  It is great to be able to capture the exterior view in the background of the room setting.

Jun 22, 2008 09:46 AM
Amy Dawson, Vancouver, WA Realtor
Vancouver, WA

Thanks for the good advice!  The 'after' photos look so much better.

Jun 22, 2008 09:49 AM
Enrico Pozzo
Coldwell Banker Bain - Seattle, WA
Seattle Condos, Lofts, Houseboats

Thank you for the great tips.

Enrico Pozzo, Coldwell Banker Bain: Seattle Condos, Lofts, Houseboats and all Seattle Real Estate Listings

Jun 22, 2008 11:13 AM
Gary McNinch
Better Properties Real Estate - Renton, WA
Broker, Renton WA Real Estate


This looks great.  I'll use this tip.  Looks like Browns Point area, am I correct on that?

List and Sell (and give others great tips too)  Gary @ RentonHomeFinder

Jun 22, 2008 04:18 PM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Hi Irina - I've been looking for a solution for this, and you've offered some great points. Thanks for sharing this in the Rain!

Jun 22, 2008 04:23 PM
Robert Machado
HomePointe Property Management, CRMC - Sacramento, CA
CPM MPM - Property Manager and Property Management

I hope I don't show up at the wrong time of day to take photos!  It could be a long photo shoot.

Jun 22, 2008 05:30 PM
Iriana Shiyan
Artazum, LLC - Bellevue, WA
Atazum Seattle Real Estate Photography

Robert, I hope you live and work not too far from your listings, so you can stop by to take photos when it's a right time. But this advise is mostly for a big windows with an important views.

Jun 22, 2008 06:36 PM
Home Staging
Showhomes - Nashville, TN

Good advice, Irina -

That condo sure could use some staging (hint, hint)

Jun 23, 2008 05:21 AM
Gene Allen
Fathom Realty - Cary, NC
Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
Thanks for sharing with us. Great poiicture with a better view.
Jun 23, 2008 12:53 PM
Ryan Martin
Pacific Continental Realty, LLC - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Commercial RE Broker

Nice tips Irina. Keeping the sun on the correct side of the house is key for windows and exterior photos too. In fact, using the sun correctly can save all of us a ton of time editing photos and eliminating unnecessary shadows.

Jun 25, 2008 04:05 AM
Dawn Pratt
Orlando, FL
East Orlando Real Estate

I'm on step 1 of learning how to shoot windows. Thanks for the info- so most importantly, I'm gathering time of day and use a flash are key.

Jun 26, 2008 04:03 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Great tips.  Those are some lovely shots, and a lovely view.


Jun 26, 2008 04:06 AM
Mike Martin
Northwood Realty Services - Pittsburgh, PA

If for some reason you're stuck with a "not perfect" shot like the first one, you can always fix it in Photoshop and make it look like this.


Jun 26, 2008 07:19 AM
Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

These are some nice examples.

Jun 27, 2008 01:41 PM
Anna Matsunaga
Team Momentum Keller Williams Realty Tacoma - Lakewood, WA
Seller specialist, Certified Negotiation Expert

Great tips!

Aug 16, 2008 04:57 PM
Ashley Berg
Realty Executives BRIO - Seattle, WA
Seattlenulls Green Real Estate Agent

Thanks for the tips but I am still betting that I should go and get Photoshop as I probably won't always get the perfect shot.  Your photos are great Irina.

Sep 22, 2008 04:20 PM