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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #294

December 23rd, 2008

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Too much ceiling, too little everything else. Also, crooked, and taken at night, hence the lack of light.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #279

December 8th, 2008

Table this one for discussion

Table this one for discussion

It even looks like they staged this table for the photos. But the angle is too low to really appreciate it, and there is insufficient lighting.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #275

December 4th, 2008

Step Towards The Light!

Step Towards The Light!

Either that’s a Christmas angel coming early, or something horrible has happened to this photo. Opening the curtains would have helped let in some natural light and prevented the overhead light from burning in like this.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #271

November 30th, 2008

Wow! If there was ever a violation of my bathroom rule (don’t shoot one without a wide angle lens) this would be it! Not only is it cluttered and blurry (possibly jpeg artifacts due to compression), but it looks like the REALTOR® also forgot to turn on some lights.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #269

November 28th, 2008

It’s probably not that dark in this room, but the bright light coming in the window and the white blinds have thrown off the camera’s light meter, causing the camera to think the room is brighter than it actually is, and thereby underexposing it. The same thing fooled the camera into not firing a flash to illuminate the room a little more. This can be avoided by setting the camera to fire the flash with every shot, instead of automatically. Now, the same can’t be said for the REALTOR®, who should have first of all turned the lights on, and second, realized that this was a bad shot after reviewing it on the camera’s LCD screen.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #255

November 14th, 2008

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath-cave

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath-cave

What, was the power out when they shot these photos? Not only does this photo violate my cardinal rule of shooting bathrooms sans wide-angle lens, but you can hardly see anything!

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #249, #250 and #251

Triple Feature! Something went screwy with the scheduled posts function on my blog this weekend, and Saturday and Sunday’s photos disappeared. I was without internet access this weekend and was unaware that the problem existed until this morning.

November 8th, 2008

It’s great that the REALTOR® turned on the lamp, but unfortunately it’s become the focal point of the picture and it is too bright, causing a distraction; it’s just kind of in the way! A few steps to the right would have improved this picture. Nice to see it shot at an angle though; this adds depth perception to a room.

November 9th, 2008

Stairway to Heaven?

Stairway to Heaven?

It’s not hard to tell what’s wrong with this picture. It’s just kind of pointless and doesn’t offer the buyer anything. Where is the context? Where does this stairway lead to? Where does it come from? A better shot would be to take in the entire room and show how this stairway adds to it.

November 10th, 2008

This one comes courtesy of Downtown Vancouver Condos specialist Ian Watt. He and I both tried for awhile to figure out what exactly it is, before concluding that it is either a tile or a section of granite counter top. Either way, it’s easily the worst photo in weeks.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #248

November 7th, 2008

This room is pretty small, so it’s hard to take a photo of it without a wide-angle lens. It’s a family home, so there is bound to be a few kids’ toys hanging around, and they’re rather organized in this shot. The blind should be open, though, to let in some natural light.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #245 & #246

November 4th, 2008

This photo wouldn’t have been so bad if the REALTOR® had turned on some lights, and improved the composition a little. That chair in the front/centre of the frame is kind of in the way. A few degrees to the right and this one would have been OK. Take a moment or two to think about composition before you shoot.

This one’s really bad. It looks like the REALTOR® dropped the camera as he or she was taking the shot and didn’t step inside the door to the room. Don’t be afraid to take lots of photos. Digital is cheap free. Yesterday I took about 220 photos of a new listing in Langford. About 60 ended up on my website, and 20 on the MLS. The rest were mostly deleted.

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #238

October 28th, 2008

Just In Time for Hallowe'en - A Spooky Hallway

Just In Time for Hallowe'en - A Spooky Hallway

Aren’t you just waiting for the ghosts and goblins to jump out of those doors? Our new MLS® system has the ability (yay!) to accomodate “portrait” oriented pictures, which would have suited this shot instead of the wide “landscape” orientation shown here. Also, the darkness and the crookedness of the hallway makes it kind of a spooky photo.

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