Real estate photography involves taking photos of both interior and exterior parts of the property. While taking pictures seems easy, it is sometimes challenging to achieve the best photographs of the property's interior and the front exteriors.
In real estate, the front exteriors refer to the outer part, with the vicinity and nearby areas included, when possible. In most listings, especially for the multiple ones, the recommended cover photo is an exterior image of the property. That is why you should ensure getting a stunning view of the front exterior.
Here are some things to consider to get that perfect exterior shot.Make the house look big
The rule of thumb is to ensure that the house’s composition occupies the larger part of the frame. If you keep the lens wide open and the house only occupies a small portion of the composition’s structure, then you make the house look smaller because the camera is against yourself.Do not cut off the edges
When shooting your front exterior, always observe not to cut the edges, unless you shoot a vignette detail of the front door or another distinctive architectural feature of the front porch or the garage. Cutting the edges makes the image look unprofessional and unappealing.Pay attention to details that matter
Do not make a great deal out of vertical lines. Instead, make it a point to include more trees and skyline on the image than wide roads and sidewalks.Do not focus the garage
The least prominent part to highlight during an exterior shoot is the home’s garage. Hence, do not make it famous in the foreground.Make use of natural lighting
Unless it is the gloomy weather, there is no reason for you not to use the natural lighting from the sun. However, remember not to shoot directly into the sun, and always put a blockage over the lens to block the glare and prevent lens flare.
Always remember these useful front exterior photography tips and keep the best shots for your next listing.