This beautifully renovated home is about to go on sale in Perth. Located in Bayswater, Western Australia. Photographed yesterday to be used on Real Estate brochures / signage and Real Estate websites such as realestate.com.au and reiwa.com.au. The high quality finishes, new appliances and use of timber throughout the home gives it a very welcoming and warm friendly feel.
While only being a 10 minute drive to the heart of the Perth CBD it should generate a lot of interest.
What are keys to shooting great Real Estate Photography?
1. Use a wide angle lens. These shots were taken using my 14mm Aspherical Fish Eye. This helps rooms look as big as possible.
2. Bracket your photos. As different areas of a room get different amounts of light i always bracket (1 shot correct exposure / 1 stop under / 1 stop over). This allows you more flexibility in post production.
3. Shoot late afternoon if possible. While this Real Estate shoot wasn't at dusk the late afternoon light does give the outside photos a warmth that reproduces well in Real Estate promotional items such as brochures, websites etc.
4. Remove as much clutter as possible. Some clients understand this better than others. Real Estate agents will generally help with this process, but there is nothing worse than arriving to photograph a house only to find excessive clutter on bench-tops.
When i arrived at this house, it was immaculate with nice little touches such as a vase of fresh flowers, the odd candle and decorative breadboard in the kitchen.
5. Always shoot in RAW format if possible. Then when processing save your RAW settings as presets in photoshop. This will enable you to work quicker in post production. As a general rule,
i adjust colour balance to compensate the warm tungsten interior lights against the cooler sunlight. Adjust the RGB curves to create a bit more contrast between light tones eg walls, and dark tones such as floors. Selective toning to warm up colours of floorboards etc.
Then once image is in photoshop, i correct the distortion of the image (caused by using wide angle within small rooms). and apply an unsharp mask to make the images really crisp. This is especially important for online real estate web portals which often degrade the images when uploaded.
If you are looking for Perth real estate photography, or to photograph your renovated home for historical value or to enter into building awards please contact me.
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.