I read this great article about taking better photos of your house at Digital Photography School. I thought it may be helpful to those of you who, like me, enjoy taking photos of your home. It could also be good for anyone putting a house up for sale by owner.
Almost everything was new to me. I always take outdoor photos of the house from the same angle in full sunlight. The article suggests trying new angles and shooting closer to dusk. So, I tried it out.
This is my normal angle for house photos. It’s fine, but the trees are really blocking the house, it’s a little boring and the windows look dead. And, holy moley… those are some crazy shadows.
Let’s try a shot when it’s a little darker outside. Much better without the harsh shadows. The sky isn’t as pretty, but the house looks prettier.
Let’s try a new angle instead. I like that the house seems to have more depth and the other tree is showing. I also like the look of the landscaping a lot better in this photo. But, I need to crop out the window unit upstairs. Ick.
Now, let’s get closer to dusk. Looks like there may be life inside that house.
I don’t have Photoshop, so I’m sure that using a program could clean these up even more. But, I think the last two are the best.
What do you think? Do you like the new angle and the idea of evening shots?
My neighbor did. She asked me to take some of her house, too.