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Property Photography; getting the most out of your professional photos

If you are an Airbnb host or have a holiday home that you rent out, you know that the competition is fierce. In today's world, it's not enough to have a great location or a competitive price point. You need to make sure that your property stands out from the crowd, and one of the best ways to do that is by having high-quality photos. Here are some tips for getting the best property photos for your Airbnb or holiday home.


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Kent Property Photography

#1 - Hire a professional photographer

While it may be tempting to take photos yourself or use your smartphone, investing in a professional photographer is well worth the cost. A professional photographer has the expertise and equipment to capture high-quality images that accurately represent your property.


#2 - Stage the property

Before the photo shoot, take the time to stage the property. This means tidying up, decluttering, and adding some decorative touches to create a welcoming atmosphere. Staging the property will help potential guests visualize themselves staying in the space.


#3 - Use natural lighting

Natural lighting is essential for property photos. Choose a time of day when the light is best and open curtains and blinds to let in as much light as possible. We will personally avoid using flash or artificial lighting where possible, as this can create harsh shadows and alter the color balance of the images.


#4 - Highlight key features

Make sure to highlight the key features of your property in the photos. This could be a stunning view, a unique architectural detail, or a luxurious amenity. Potential guests are looking for something that sets your property apart from the competition, so make sure to showcase what makes your property special.


#5 - Get a variety of photos

Get a variety of photos from different angles and perspectives. This will give potential guests a better sense of the property and help them visualize themselves staying there. Make sure to include photos of each room, the exterior, and any amenities such as a pool or outdoor seating area.


#6 - Edit with care

More for your photographer here but something to bear in mind; once you have your property photos, it's essential to edit them with care. Avoid over-editing, as this can create an unrealistic image of the property. Instead, focus on enhancing the natural beauty of the images while maintaining their authenticity.


#7 - Update photos regularly

It's important to update your property photos regularly. This shows potential guests that your property is well-maintained and up-to-date. It also gives you the opportunity to showcase any recent renovations or improvements.


By following these tips, you can create high-quality property photos that will help your Airbnb or holiday home stand out from the competition. Remember, potential guests are looking for something that catches their eye and makes them feel at home. So take the time to stage the property, highlight key features, and use natural lighting to create a set of images that accurately represent your property and grab potential guests' attention.

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