People looking for homes to buy or rentals complain about wanting to see more photographs and better photographs. What could be easier than marketing property on the internet with photographs?
Many of the photographs of homes for sale are of very poor quality. Pictures of apartments are often poor and there are few of them. It is hard to photograph an apartment occupied by a tennant and even though the iPhone has a great built in camera most people can not get a really great interior shot with their phone.
Interior photographs are the hardest kind to take. Personally i like to use a wide angle lens, a tripod some on camera and off camera lighting and then use a little tone mapping or HDR when I process them.
Photographs of the outside of the building, lobbies, mailrooms, party rooms, patios and nearby parks can also help potential tenants. It is also a good idea to include views from the windows and even photographs taken at night if the view includes city lights and local landmarks.
A couple of weeks ago I found several of my own photographs being used to market apartments. They were on various web sites and some even had my water mark on them. I went ahead and sent out some invoices.
If you have an apartment to rent you need photographs. You can steal them or you can hire me to take them for you.
In recent months I have been taking photographs of apartments and apartment buildings for owners and property management companies. I love photography and would be happy to do it for free but I have bills to pay.
The interent is a visual kind of place. Advertising anything on the internet without photos just doesn’t make sense . .neither does stealing mine.