I recently had the opportunity to photograph a home for a real estate client that I previously shot for an interior designer. If you have ever wondered why the photos in magazines do not reflect MLS listings keep reading.
This photograph was created for a real estate client. A wide view shows prospective buyers a snapshot of the room, gives them a sense of its layout, and identifies the room’s key features.
The following photographs were created on an assignment for an interior design client. These photos accomplish the task of conveying the detail and attention the designer gave to each element within the same bathroom. These vignettes highlight the details to market the designer rather than the property.
Formal Living Room
Here we see the entire formal living room giving you a sense its size and shape. It also shows the additional features of the house that would interest a potential buyer.
On the surface this interior design based photograph (shown below) doesn’t seem too different. However, there are 2 key differences:
1. There is less in the frame to view. This focuses the viewers’ attention on the chandelier and detailed decorating.
2. The photograph was taken vertically to allow for full page publication.
The final room we will look at is the kitchen. This photograph represents the kitchen as it fits within the design of the house. You can see the dining room entrance. This photo shows how the kitchen is equipped and where all the appliances are located.
Here we focus much more narrowly on the ornate chandelier and the custom island. It also allows for closer inspection of the detailed scrollwork of the cabinetry.
These projects were great at demonstrating the differences between interior design and real estate photography. While the goal of the real estate photography is to convey a sense of the home and its layout, the interior design photos show the details of the home’s design. This is an example of how Steven Short Photography can tailor a shoot to fit your desired marketing goals. Are you designing or selling a home? Click here to contact us and click here to see more of our work.