Property Photography Cornwall

Everything you need to know about property photography in Cornwall

 

Why hire a professional property photographer in Cornwall?

Yes – Increase final sale price – list study

Yes – Increase speed at which property sales – list study

Yes – Increase the number of viewings your property has

Yes – Focus only on positive aspects of the property while ignoring any negatives

Yes – Show the surrounding area and lifestyle opportunities offered

No – Cannot add, remove or graphically manipulate the property or the surrounding areas. Unethical.

Who uses professional photographers?

Any Estate Agent who understands that sales start with good marketing

Ready for the next step?

If you see the value in hiring a property photography let’s start discussing the ways we can help your property sell.

How to get the best possible property images

Hero Images

A ‘Hero’ image is the name given to an image which carries more responsibility than other images. Its purpose is to arrest and grab a buyers attention while carrying the sales pitch. The Hero image is the most important image when selling a property.

A good Hero image will summarise exactly what is for sale, while demonstrating only the strengths of the property.

Property Hero images are often aerial images, taken by a drone or by mast. An elevated position shows more than just the front of a property and presents the layout and the relationship that a property has with the surrounding landscape.

Interior Images

Interior images are images taken inside a property. Interior photos areA ‘Hero’ image a name given to an image which carries more responsibility than other images. Its purpose is to arrest and grab a customers attention. It is the most important image when selling any product – property included.

A strong hero imagen will tell a buyer instantly how it can solve a problem that the buyer has been facing. In property terms, this could be the location, size or layout of a property.

Property Hero images are often aerial images taken by a drone or by a mast. An elevated position shows more than just the front of a property – it details the layout and the relationship that a property has with the surrounding landscape.

Exterior Images

Interior images are images taken inside a property. Interior photos areA ‘Hero’ image a name given to an image which carries more responsibility than other images. Its purpose is to arrest and grab a customers attention. It is the most important image when selling any product – property included.

A strong hero imagen will tell a buyer instantly how it can solve a problem that the buyer has been facing. In property terms, this could be the location, size or layout of a property.

Property Hero images are often aerial images taken by a drone or by a mast. An elevated position shows more than just the front of a property – it details the layout and the relationship that a property has with the surrounding landscape.

Styling & Props

Bringing  basic styling and props to property photography is a recent trend and not all Estate Agents have become accustomed with the practice as of 2020. I have decided to include styling in some of my property photography packages.

Using basic styling and props is a really effective way to make your property standout. Due to the few properties employing basic styling and props, this is great opportunity to get ahead of the crowd and hopefully increase your final sale price.

Imagine the evening dusk picture opposite with an empty table. Would it send the same message? 

Decluttering

Decluttering a property is the cheapest, easiet and often the most overlooked method of making your property more attractive to buyers.

New developments spend thousands and employ the best marketing teams to make their homes attractive as possible. Have you ever seen a cluttered show home?

I recommend that all Sellers do as much decluttering before I arrive and I can then advise and help further as needed.

You can hide things anywhere out of the way but keep in mind  a property photographer will still need access to all bedrooms and the garage. Things stuffed underbeds are often visible to the camera.

Coastal Property Photography

Some coastal properties in Cornwall present a challenge in that they look best only at a certain state of the tide.

Often properties near beaches look best when the tide is almost in and worse when the tide is right out. Properties on creeks can look awful when the tide is out due to the creek essentially being full of mud.

In order to get the right weather, time of day and then state of tide to all align on the right day , you can see how difficult this is to get.

Depending on how urgent the property is to be listed, a compromise of one of these three variables is often made.

 

Aerial Photos / Drone / UAV

Aerial photography of property is now standard for coastal properies as its a great way to show how close a property is to the sea.

The costs of providing drone photography is decreasing due to new legislation due to come into effect in 2021. This means every coastal property should have drone photography.

As flying a drone generall requires the wind to be less than 20kmph, plus the other three variables mentioned above, getting the perfect drone shot can be difficult.

I’ve started a project to photograph all of Cornwalls popular areas with my drone in good weather and at the right time for the area. This means for a nominal sum you can purchase an aerial image of your property for very little.

Mast Photos / Low Level Aerial

Masts are a great substitute for Drones in areas that a drone is not permitted to operate in. There are many bylaws preventing the use of drones in popular places. Additionally, drone photography is subject to privacy laws and therefore nearby properties can be problematic when photographing.

A mast can be setup in seconds and does is not subject to the regulations that drones are. I use a 9 meter high mast which is enough to see over most properties and show the surrounding landscape.

 

Local Area Images

For highly desirable properties such as coastal properties and properties in area of outstanding beauty, local area images are a way of evidencing the surrounding benefits of living in the property.

It’s one thing to tell someone how beautiful an area is but it’s much easier to show them with a photograph.

Onc again, getting these images on the same day as photographing the property can be difficult. Luckily, I have a library of over 1,000 images of Cornwall looking its best.