Color can be a real challenge when photographing real estate, as everyone’s tastes are different, and rooms can run the gamut from almost no color at all, to a wild profusion of every color in the rainbow. The room in the photo above has vividly colored walls, which could have resulted in a ‘difficult to view’ image. And ‘difficult to view’ can be directly translated in real estate photography to ‘difficult to imagine yourself in this home’, which defeats our purpose altogether! So, getting a good shot required a little staging, some strategic color accent placement, and as always, good lighting. Why don’t my kids’ school things look this neat?
Sometimes a lack of color can be an issue, particularly in smaller rooms where there isn’t much space for decoration. In this photo, we have added a single pop of color near the center of the frame, which pulls the viewer’s eye further into the shot and gives the entire room the feeling of more space. Side note: If I had to do it over again, I would have moved the trash can! But even a professional with years of experience can’t always reach perfection in every shot. (Though we do try!)