Comparisons More Before and Afters

I'll call this batch "Hey realtors - just because you bought a fisheye lens for your iPhone doesn't mean you should use it . . . "  Here are a few photos that an agent took herself. Shortly thereafter, the homeowner switched to a new realtor, and I was called in to help. Certainly the previous realtor's shots were wiiiiiide angle, however the composition, and vantage points were less than ideal. Just proves, once again, that it's really NOT about the camera, but about knowing how to use it.

Furthermore, I seriously hate it when wide angle shots (or even NOT wide angle shots) haven't even been straightened or had the lens distortion corrected. Photos posted from straight out of a camera are rarely appropriate to use for marketing a house. Knowing how to get a good shot is only the beginning. There's expert processing that *should* take place once the photo shoot has been completed and the images downloaded to the computer.



On the one above, I chose to get the main shot from a different perspective, rather than having the stove on the left and the fridge on the right use up about 1/3 of the entire photo. Of course I also included several shots that DO show the fridge and stove, but from another angle. I personally did NOT even take a shot from where the other person did-in the doorway.  

As with the previous shot, I chose a different angle that shows this small room as it connects and is open to other spaces, rather than letting the shelving unit overpower everything else in the room.

This one I don't have any issue with the shot itself, just the horrendous quality of the photo.  So awful.