Bathrooms

As observed, most single-family homes have a half bath on the house’s first floor. Sometimes, half baths could be spotted on the second floor or even in the basement.

As real-estate photographers, it is definitely essential to highlight the sink and the mirror rather than the toilet itself. However, this might impose a risk of stating what is already apparent.

Most of the time, the toilet will be opposite the sink, making the picture frame cramped. In doing this, make sure the lid is closed especially if it isn’t framed.

To get as much space as possible, make sure to place your camera at the fulcrum of the door as it is essential for half baths because they are small and hard to capture. Also, avoiding to include camera reflections in the mirror should always be noted since capturing half baths could be unavoidable.

So, to lessen the editors’ work, make sure your head and arms are out of the reflection, so they only have to edit the camera out in the photoshopping process.

In setting up your tripod, you have to ensure that the camera is placed high enough to capture the sink’s concavity. Afterward, in executing your flash shot, you need to make sure to lessen the power of the flash because half baths are usually smaller than most of the other rooms.

Meanwhile, there are several rules for the half baths, such as closing the toilet, placing the camera up to see the sink concavity, away from the camera reflection in the mirror, and utilizing the door’s fulcrum when needed can also be applicable. Just make sure to have your primary focus on sinks, counters, and baths.

When capturing larger full baths, you may need to take multiple shots if space is divided or segmented. For instance, it is a good idea to take a more artful vignette shot at the jacuzzi if it only shows partially in your primary bathroom shot. This shot will further stand out once it has been put through real estate image enhancement.

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Most single family homes have a half bath on the first floor of the house and sometimes on the second floor or in the basement as well.At risk of stating the obvious, it is important to focus more on the sink and mirror than the toilet. Oftentimes the toilet will be opposite the sink and won't fit in the picture frame anyway. However if it isn't frame make sure the lid is closed. Oftentimes you'll have to place your camera at the fulcrum of the door to get as much of the space in frame as possible. This is important for half baths especially because they are often small and hard to capture. Try to avoid including the cameras reflection in the mirror. Sometimes this is unavoidable though, so in this case have mercy on the editors and duck your head and arms out of the reflection so they only have to photoshop the camera out of the mirror.

After you set up your tripod make sure the camera is propped up high enough to see the concavity of the sink and when you get to your flash shot, you'll probably have to turn the power of the flash down because half bats are much smaller than most of the other rooms in the house. Many of the same rules for half baths, like closing the toilet, propping the camera high enough to see the sink concavity, avoiding camera reflection in the mirror and using the fulcrum of the door to your advantage when applicable apply for full baths as well. Make sure again to focus primarily on sinks, counters and baths. In larger full baths, you may need to take multiple shots if the space is broken up or segmented. For example, if there is a nice jacuzzi that only shows partially in your primary bathroom shot, it is a good idea to take a more artful vignette shot at the jacuzzi as well since this kind of shot will stand out once it has been put through real estate image enhancement.

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