Design

Sell A House With Creative Photo Lighting

Far too many real estate listing and for-rent postings look like they were shot by a rushed real estate agent. One photographer shows how a few lighting tricks can produce “Architectural Digest on the cheap.”

For many of us digi-cam amateurs, the advanced multi-flash lighting techniques advocated by the Strobist blog won’t really apply or come into play. But the site’s got a ton of ideas on where to put and point the lights around a room, how to make certain features “pop,” and, if you’ve got a friend with an SLR and a favour owed to you, suggestions for a game plan. For example:

The fireplace was lit with a few small candles. We shot in the dark with long exposures and the candles really glowed the place up when we opened up that shutter — even lit the kindling box nicely.

The photos speak for themselves, and I’m pretty much sold on the house, even if I don’t live anywhere near it.

Sold a house or two in your time? Got any suggestions on what to shoot, and what not to, for maximum photo appeal? By all means, share the lens learning in the comments. Working Around the House [Strobist via Consumerist]


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