Why is it that everybody and their mother thinks they are a great photographer? Just because you own a digital camera does not necessarily mean that you take good pictures. I own a great set of golf clubs, yet I am not Tiger Woods, Mike Weir or even close to a good golfer. Our $129 Introductory Special includes our photography services yet I have heard countless times that we “don’t need to bother with the photos”.
At Video Openhouse, we provide COMPELLING high-quality content for your mls/realtylink listing and website. Our photography is affordable, just $40 with a video tour. I suggest that you compare your pictures to any of our galleries.
For those of you who insist on taking your own pictures for your listings, here are some tips:
Know your camera – Most cameras have a multitude of settings, most of which, we know nothing about. The automatic setting allows for allows for the widest variety of conditions, but rarely takes the best possible picture. A little bit of experimenting will go a long way to improving your pictures.
Hold The Camera Still – Any camera motion when the shutter is open will result in a loss of the sharpness in the photo. Try to keep the camera as still as possible. Purchasing a tripod can help you accomplish this for those of you with shaky hands.
Practice, practice, practice – The great thing about digital cameras is that it doesn’t cost anything to develop the pictures. So fire away. Take lots of shots with different settings, at different angles.
Try Picassa – Google offers free software, Picassa, to find, organize and share all the photos on your computer. It also has a great set of tools that allow even the novice user to dramatically improve their photos easily.
Rumour has it that Adobe will be offering an online version of Photoshop in the near future. They currently offer a similar service, Adobe Remix on the Photobucket website. Stay tuned. For all us photo enthusiasts, stay tuned.