Prepare Your Property For A Photo Shoot

Property Photography Preparation Guide

Why does styling make a difference? In a world of Instagram and Pinterest, well-styled interior photographs are the norm. Home interest magazines, newspaper supplements, product catalogs; all these places are packed full of well-dressed interiors. All use styled images because they know it is important. Good styling can transform a tired, cluttered house into a desirable home. To ensure your property listing has the best images and attracts the most attention, follow these guidelines.

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Preparing Your Bedroom

Purchasers will focus on this room the most, so it’s ideal, to begin with, it. As a matter of first importance, you should evacuate your own things, for example, photographs, chargers, clothing hampers, and obviously, garments lying about. Tidy up the floors, tables, and furniture. Ultimately, the bed must be impeccably made, endeavor to utilize the best sheets you possess. Apply similar procedures to different rooms in your home. I also suggest removing family photos from walls for a better impact.

Interior photography of a condominium at Millennium Residence in Bangkok, Thailand. Captured by a professional real estate photographer.

Preparing Your Kitchen

Go for a clean and decluttered kitchen that enables potential purchasers to imagine as their own. Clear the sink, remove any personal effects from the area including pictures, clothing, shoes, notes. Store all machines in their perfect spot in organizers and on racks. Remember to tidy up the floors and counters. Stage the Kitchen area with one small appliance, fresh fruit, and maybe a cookbook, less is more! Hide all kinds of garbage cans. Don’t forget to turn on all kinds of light features your kitchen provides.

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Preparing Your Bathroom

Making the bathroom look beautiful means removing the everyday things that are serving no positive aesthetic role, making sure everything is clean. To prepare it remove individual things like toothbrushes, hairdryers, shampoos, and other toiletries. Wipe off the counter and clean the floor and carpets. Spot tidy towels in the shower or at the bathtub. in addition, some small decorative items can transform the room into a welcoming atmosphere.

Interior photo of a condominium in Bangkok Thailand. Captured by a commercial photographer.

Preparing Your Living Room

Another room with another point of interest for the buyers is the living room. To prepare this room, to begin with by decluttering the room. Minimize photos and personal items, to get a clean look of your living room. Set tables with simple place settings, less is more to keep the focus on the room. Remove excess furniture that might block the view or make the room look small. Check all light bulbs and confirm that they all work, try to have equal temperature light bulbs. Ensure that glass doors, floors, and windows are clean, especially in key areas.

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Preparing Your Dining Room

Clean the floor and the furniture. Make sure that all light bulbs are working and have an equal color temperature. Declutter the dining table and straighten the chairs and make sure they are evenly spaced. Highlight one focal point, for example, a small flower or some small table decoration to freshen the space up. A fully set up and decorated table has also the benefit for serviced apartments and Airbnbs to show in one or two photos what kind of dishes and amenities are available in a fully furnished unit.

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Preparing Your The Exterior

The importance of preparing the exterior of your home is no less than preparing the interior portion. In fact, the first photo that buyers tend to see is of nothing but the front exterior of the house. Do not forget to hide garden tools, hoses, bikes, and garbage bins, as they can ruin the front exterior look of your home. Moreover, if there is a pool or a hot tub, clean it too. Ideally, gutters and roofing should be clear of moss and weeds. Make sure that the light bulbs in all rooms are working. If your property has a swimming pool, make sure the water is clean and the pool nightlights are working.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How Is The Process Like?

Step 1: Contact
Just send me an email via the Contact Page of my website or directly via  Email. Or call me via Phone.

Step 2: Prepare the shoot
Clean your home and make it look tidy for the best possible results. To understand what to take into considerations when preparing your property for a photoshoot, please read my little guide on How To Prepare Your Property For A Photo Shooting, please read also my Business Terms

Step 3: The Shooting Day
The shooting duration will be Between 2-6 hours, depending on the size of your property. It is not necessary to be present at all times, but it's always nice if you tell me what I should focus on. If you are not staying in Thailand, I can arrange the shooting date with the management of your property for your convenience.

How Long Will The Shooting Take?

The amount of time it takes to do real estate photography, whether it is a home or a commercial building, varies. Moreover, the number one most important factor is the property's size. Generally, prepare for about two hours. Nevertheless, expect long hours, especially for larger buildings, homes, or properties. Meanwhile, we can discuss the time required for your photoshoot at the time you book it.

When And How Will I Receive My Edited Photos?

Photos will be delivered two days after the photoshoot. If you need a rush, please let me know. The photos will be delivered via a Google Drive link and sent to your email. All images are delivered at full resolution, as well as 72 dpi suitable for uploading to most real estate listings websites.

Can You Fix That In Photoshop?

Most likely, yes. For architectural shots, if there's anything that you would like to be altered, removed, replaced, or adjusted (common requests include the removal of cords, change of window views, removal of fire alarms, sprinklers, cracks, and anything not specified in the original design), let me know ahead of time and I can get it taken care of for you quite easily.

Can I Postpone The Shooting Date?

Sure, if anything happens, please contact me 24 hours before the shoot, we can reschedule it. On the actual shooting date or if I have already arrived at your property the full agreed compensation for the shooting has to be paid. Please read under paragraph 3 of my Business Terms & Conditions for more details.

What Are Your Terms Of Payment?

The payment can be done directly on the shooting day in cash or bank transfer. Alternatively, the payment can be done after the watermarked low-resolution images are delivered to you for your approval. After your approval of the photos and the shooting fee has been transferred. I will send you the unwatermarked and high-resolution images. For further information about my business terms and conditions, please visit my Photography Terms & Conditions page.

Do you have been vaccinated?

Yes, I am fully vaccinated and will guarantee to follow the common rules of social distancing and health prevention measures to make the shooting safe for me and my clients.

Let's Create Something

I am excited to hear about your project. Just drop me a message via the contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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