A&P What do I need to do to make this pic better?

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  1. flipflop

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    This is my parents house which they are putting up for sale and they wanted a nice picture to put on the market. What do you guys think? What do I need to make this a better picture when it comes to editing. First photo put up on OTAP be easy haha.


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  2. FlashhslaF

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    first make sure you got the whole house in the picture

    second, your camera is underexposing the picture because its metering off of the snow, so go into Manual mode.

    third take various angles ie: get on a ladder, get on the ground, climb a tree, move back, get in close etc etc.
     
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    I did take pictures of the house at different angles I wasn't really happy with the other ones though. Noted thanks.
     
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    dont cut it off and make it look smaller than it is :big grin:
     
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    expose it right would be the first step.
     
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    I dont think a house with 15 inches of snow on it seems very inviting to the majority of potential buyers.
     
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    I think if he can get creative in his composure and PP it can definitely add a 'ski resort' type feel to it.
     
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    Besides the fact that there is more focus on the trees than there is on the house, he's dealing with a lot of snow and a lot of shadows. Without the use of several key placed strobes or *gasp* HDR, how do you suppose he should accomplish getting the exposure right?

    those looking to live in this area either are or have to understand that this is probably pretty common. I wouldn't consider it something that would detour people.
     
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    turn on all the lights, and light up the gaping black pit under the deck. That's not appealing.

    Realtors usually turn on every light when showing an interior. Looks more inviting/friendly/safe.

    I would take this at dusk, with a rich blue -- not black -- sky and the house brightly lit, appearing very warm/inviting...the haven/ski lodge look.


    On another note, the dual high sloping windows always reminds me of amityville.
    Counter that with lighting.

    anyways...plenty of real estate sites show pics just like yours, and its totally fine. so...who cares.
    do it for your own exp.
     
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    I think your picture needs a tighter crop. The purpose, after all, isn't a great photo, but to emphasize the house. Showing it under a heavy snow isn't likely to appeal to many home buyers, and the larger image divides the attention between warm and cozy house and the cold snow that would drive any sane person to move to the Bahamas.

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    i like your crop, but the original shows the property and view from the deck / inside. Someone buying a house like that might really enjoy seeing the trees that surround the house.
     
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    great advice everyone thanks! :wiggle:
     
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    this looks great, i know the trampoline was defiantly a distraction.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    looks like the fucking deck caught on fire :rofl: :fawk:
     

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