4 Tips To Take Great Listing Photos With Your Phone

Dated: 07/18/2014

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You should NEVER enter a listing for your sellers in the metro list without at least a few pictures.  When you are an appointment it is very easy to take a few pictures until you can schedule your professional photograph.  AND YES YOU SHOULD HAVE A PROFESSIONAL take your pictures.

With iphones and droids there is no excuse not to take pictures.  So here is a few quick tips.
1)  Get close and stay focused. The zoom feature is great for getting closer to objects, but lacks clarity and can tend to make photos display fuzzy. Don’t be afraid to get up and walk closer to your subject until you find the right distance and angle for your photo. When viewing your photo area, make sure your subject has enough space around it so the focus doesn’t get lost. At the same time, avoid having too much background area where your photo could get lost in the surrounding scenery.
2)  Keep steady. Smartphone cameras have a longer shutter speed, so it’s important to hold your phone in position for a little longer after clicking the “snap” button. Also, consider leaning up against a wall or resting your arm on a nearby counter to help steady your hand. You can also search an online retailer for a smartphone tripod.
3)  Turn on your grid. This helps compose your shot according to the “rule of thirds” and ensures that your photos are level. photo
4)  Make a list. Determine the key areas of the house you want to focus on and write a list of the photos you need to take. This helps save time and gives you a moment to think through how you’d like to market the house.
Take many pictures so you can select the best ones and upload them immediately.  Websites will pick these up and we all know that listings with photos get seen 10x more than without. 
So service your sellers by taking the pictures at your appointment.
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LaDawn Westbrook

With more than a decade of experience, LaDawn enjoys educating first time home buyers, working with the 55+ community, relocation clients, sellers who want to downsize, step up purchase or anything in....

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