When it comes to capturing stunning real estate photos, there are many factors that come into play. From the time of day to the equipment used, it's important to understand the basics of real estate photography in order to get the best results. In this article, courtesy of the Ohio REALTORS technical helpline, we'll explore the best time of day to take real estate photographs and how to make sure your photos are up to par. For outdoor use, mornings are usually the best time of day for taking real estate photographs.
The light is bright and still warm, but not as orange as shortly before sunset. Midday sun provides us with the most intense and neutral light and also the highest level of contrast (shadows). Knowing what a property looks like (its orientation in relation to the four cardinal points) will help you identify the best time of day to take photographs from outside. If your goal is architectural photography, you should aim much higher.
The best way to know if your photos are up to par is to compare them with those of colleagues who only use professional real estate photographers. Real estate photographers use the best equipment, with special lighting and lenses, to capture photographs that are difficult or nearly impossible to reproduce with a smartphone. When you choose to work with a professional real estate photographer, keep in mind that this comes with their talent in post-production. Although there are many excellent television programs with valuable knowledge, nothing can replace a consultant and a talented real estate photographer with consistency and guidance. By understanding the basics of real estate photography and knowing when is the best time of day to take photographs, you can ensure that your client's advertisement captures great photographs.
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