Hire an Interior Photographer

In large built up areas such as London, competition is fierce and photography of interiors is essential to keeping ahead of the game. We offer our services in London as well as the rest of the UK. Our professional team have an extensive understanding of light manipulation and strong composition, giving photographs a compelling edge that will seize the attention of potential clients.

Interior photography is so important when it comes to selling property. A large number of people now do home searching online, where they can see photographs of the interiors and make a decision on whether or not they’re interested in pursuing that property further. This is why stunning interior photography is crucial. It’s the make or break of your sale. If your photographs aren’t reflecting your unique vision or the lifestyle the property has to offer, chances are your potential buyer will move on with their search in a matter of seconds.

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Building Photography

Our building photography is ideal for more than just finished structures, we can document construction processes from beginning to completion or capture a specific moment. This type of photography is useful for designers and architects keen to show off their skills and creativity by displaying ‘before and after’ shots of their projects. Below are a few other ways this type of photography can be useful:

Advertising construction equipment

Development projects

Annual reports

Reports on work progression

Showcasing the skills of the construction workforce

Property advertising and marketing

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Hiring a Professional vs DIY

Are you considering taking photos yourself to save money or because you think you can do the job just as well? That may be the case and if you know your way around cameras, cinematography, composition and story-telling then by all means go for it. Often this isn’t the case and getting a professional on board can be worth more than you think. This option may seem pricey at first, but more than likely good quality photographs will help you sell your property a lot faster. This is because a professional photographer will know how to make key features of the property stand out, how to make it appeal to your target audience and how to bring out the building’s character.

Whether it’s interior, exterior or building/construction photography, a professional will take the best photographs of the shoot and run them through photo editing software to enhance them and ensure they look as good as possible. Remember, it’s tempting to upload as many photos as possible to your website when showcasing your property, but less really is more. A handful of top quality, professional photographs will always triumph over a never-ending selection of dull, flat images.

We’ve used Paul and his team since 2007 and we don’t even look elsewhere now. They know their business and, more importantly, they understand our needs.

Conor Margey, Fermac Properties

Head and shoulders above any of their competitors.

Alan Jones, Development Surveyor, Henry Boot Developments

Highly professional approach, top class CGIs together with creative brochure design. Our clients were very impressed.

Cormac McNabb, Associate Director, Savills

Things to Tell Your Photographer

If you do hire a photographer, it’s always a great idea to discuss some points with them. Although they’re expertise lie with the camera, they can’t read your mind and give you exactly what you want if you don’t tell them. There are many points you and your photographer could talk about, below are a few that will hopefully get the conversation going in the right direction.

  1. Who are you targeting; couples, families, first time buyers?
  2. Does the property have an interesting history or story attached to it?
  3. What sort of mood are you trying to convey?
  4. What are the key features/selling points of the property?
  5. Which rooms do you want photographed?
  6. If exterior photos are to be taken, what sort of weather do you want in the shots?
  7. Do you have any examples of property photography you really like?

We always try to find out as much as we can about a property before we go out to shoot it so we can be sure
we’ll give the client what they really want.

Preparing for Property Photography

There are a few things you can do to save both yourself and your photographer valuable time, they’re simple things that would seem like common sense, but to be fair it’s easy to overlook them when you’re so busy trying to manage everything else about your property. Below are a few small tips that will make a huge difference:

For Interior Photography

  • Make sure all toys, baby items or pet bowls etc. are out of sight.
  • Ensure all the bulbs in the property are working; this gives your photographer more lighting options.
  • Open blinds and curtains to let natural light in.
  • Put away any clutter, including utensils, shampoo bottles, clothes hangers etc.
  • Add fresh flowers or candles where appropriate, such as bedrooms.
  • Make all surfaces as empty and clean as possible.
  • Remove anything on the refrigerator and freezer doors, such as magnets etc.
  • Remove remote controls and other small gadgets.
  • Remove all personal photography.
  • Keep the bedding colours neutral, ensure they’re fresh.
  • Hide bins and laundry hampers etc.
  • Ensure toilet seats are down.
  • Give the property a good overall clean.

For Exterior Photography

  • Make sure the garden is trim and tidy.
  • Sweep the driveway and path to the front door.
  • Move cars and bins out of sight.
  • Make sure there’s nothing like toys or broken plant pots lying about.
  • Arrange the outdoor furniture if you have any.

The idea is to remove anything that could be distracting to the viewer. For example, why have a car in front of the property when that isn’t what you are trying to sell? Keep it simple; make it easy for the viewers to know where they should be looking in each photograph. This will dramatically increase the impact of your photographs.

Still Considering DIY Photography?

A good starting point is having the right equipment. A camera such as a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) is advisable because they provide the option of changing lenses, working with a wide angle lens is usually a good choice for property photography because it provides a wider field of view, enabling more of the space to be in the shot. Investing in a good tripod is worthwhile, it will reduce camera shake (resulting in blurry photos) and also allow you to spend less time worrying about balancing and more time analysing your compositions. Whilst using natural light can often be sufficient, carrying some lighting equipment is always a good backup. Even if there’s enough light in the room naturally, a few extra lights can be positioned to make key features really stand out. Don’t be afraid to try out the existing interior lighting too.

Although not necessary, having some kind of photo manipulation software such as Photoshop or Lightroom can prove to be advantageous. They’re great tools to enhance photos and really make them stand out.

Be sure to shoot in high resolution, it looks more professional and your images will be of a higher quality. Furthermore, this will keep your options open for usage (for example, if you wanted to include them in a brochure or published document).

As previously mentioned, be sure to clean the property, remove clutter, personal belongings and stage rooms to look appealing to potential buyers. Create atmosphere and mood with lighting and props.

Focus on key areas of the property, what makes it so interesting?
Are there any features that would entice someone to live there?

Don’t be afraid to try out some interesting angles or more creative shots once the basics have
been covered.

Always try your best to keep the vertical lines in your photographs straight (keep the walls straight). It makes for cleaner, tidier photographs with a professional quality. Wide angle lenses can often be problematic for this, so beware. Photo manipulation software can help straighten out lines if it’s near impossible to achieve manually.

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