I've been practicing my photography skills whilst away from "245 days" in the last week. I am now trying to match the skills I am learning to the end product of photographing property and making it more saleable as a result.
This is my take on not following the crowd when I was in London and taking a photo of Big Ben. I moved away from the tourist crowds and looked at the building through different eyes. I hope to be able to use my eye for seeing something different and the framing effect when photographing houses.
This photo of the underside of a bridge in Central London is testament to my desire to overcome the fear of light and shadow in my photos. In terms of taking photos of someone's property, the effect that light and shadows can have will add to the interest in the photo and hopefully this will translate into click-through.
The green and blues from the field and sky in this photo and setting up what I want to do when taking marketing photos of the gardens that belong to my client's property. I see so many photos taken that do not conform to the rule of thirds, and this does the garden a disservice. Being able to see the sky too will remind potential buyers of what they will be in the garden for.
I think that a lot of estate agents are afraid to embrace the seasons as they may date the property, and how long it has been on the market. As an agent that believes he will sell every property quickly, I don't have this hang-up. It's also really easy to go back to the property and re-take any photos that may be a giveaway that the property has been on the market for a little while - Autumn l;eaves, snow, Christmas decorations, paddling pools, etc.
Taking these photos has helped me to think about the photographer, estate agent and marketer that I want to be.