8 Camera Tips to Capture a Room’s Size:
Buyers love spacious homes. Buyers love to look at a prospective home’s photos online. Here are some ideas to make your pictures attract more buyers:
1. Remove area rugs. Rugs make rooms look smaller. Keep the floor as clear as possible.
2. Use a wide angle lens. 28mm or less is best. Do not use extra wide angle lenses.
3. Get creative with furniture. Make sure furniture doesn’t block views or walkways. If there is too much furniture in a room, remove some of it. Remove the extra leaf from the dining room table, it’ll make the room look bigger. Set up furniture in rooms so it looks like what the room is supposed to be used for.
4. Fill up an empty space. Buyers have no imagination, so use furniture in each space so it looks like what it’s supposed to be used for.
5. Use mirrors to your advantage. Use the reflection of a mirror to show more of a room, like a bathroom. Just make sure you’re using the right angle, so you’re not in the photo as well.
6. Lighten up. Brighter rooms look bigger & more welcoming. Dark rooms look small & dingy. Turn on the lights & open the curtains. But don’t shoot the photo directly into bright light, it’ll darken the photo.
7. Shoot at an angle. The diagonal line is the longest visual line in a room. Try shooting from a corner. Back up as far as you can before shooting. Consider getting low to the ground to show off the length of a room.
8. Remove clutter. Clutter makes a room look cramped & steals attention from the room’s focal points.
Light & bright!