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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #235

October 25th, 2008

This image has been altered to protect the innocent.

This image has been altered to protect the innocent.

Another member of the Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day Witness Protection Programme. I think it goes without saying to leave your clients out of the pictures, especially their children.

Other than that it’s not a very good picture anyway: it’s crooked, at an awkward angle and poorly lit.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #230

October 20th, 2008

Another victim of poor lighting and a horrible angle. A few steps to the right would have avoided making that cannister set the focal point of this picture, and turning on the lights would have avoided making them overexposed while underexposing the rest of the room.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #229

October 19th, 2008

Distress Sale: Can't Pay The Hydro Bill

Distress Sale: Can't Pay The Hyrdo Bill

This beauty comes courtesy of reader Dara Sklar of RealtySupport.ca. As a provider of marketing services for REALTORS®, she has a hate-on for bad MLS photos as much as I do. This photo could have been improved by simply turning on some lights or using proper camera lighting.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #225

October 15th, 2008

This one suffers from a lack of a central focus that makes any sense. It would be better from more of an angle to take in more of the room and give it depth. I’ve been in this unit; it’s huge. This picture doesn’t do it justice. The couch or whatever in the lower right is also in the way.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #222

October 12th, 2008

4 beds, 3 baths, half a kitchen

4 beds, 3 baths, half a kitchen

I seem to remember this being the only picture of the kitchen on the listing. Certainly doesn’t do it justice, as it’s all cut off. The only thing that’s entirely in the frame is that stand mixer, but I doubt it’s included.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #217

October 7th, 2008

Shooting from a dark room towards the brightly-lit windows is a sure way to end up on this blog. It messes up the exposure, causing the window to be properly (or over-) exposed, while the room becomes under-exposed. This shot gets extra points for the distracting plant and poor composition (window off-centre, and the picture isn’t really “of” anything).

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #209

September 29th, 2008

Again I’d like to point out my desire to smack the people at the digital camera manufacturers who decided that the “date stamp” setting should be set to “on” when the cameras are shipped. Most people don’t bother to learn how to turn it off, and it looks awful. It’s also redundant; all digital camera files are date-stamped in the jpeg file’s metadata (along with info like shutter speed, aperature, focal length, etc), which doesn’t show up in the photo.

Also, this isn’t a very good shot of the bathroom. Dark, poorly composed, and too tight an angle. Wide-angle lenses are your friend.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #205

September 25th, 2008

Poor composition and lack of lighting has ruined this photo!

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Avast! ‘arrible MLS Portrait O’ The Day #199 Arrr!

September 19th, 2008

Open Ye Port 'oles!

Open Ye Port 'oles

Ahoy, me hearties! ‘Tis International Talk Like A Pirate Day, and ‘ere at the 642ShipsLog, we’re translatin’ the scummy portrait o’ the day! Ye see, the lack o’ proper wide-angle portrait-machine lens has made this stately dwellin’ appear tinier than me cabin boy’s bunk, and the shutters closed makes it look darker’n a Spanish galleon’s hold! Arrrrr! ‘Tis ‘arrible!

Abandon all hope, all ye who enter here.

Tim Ayres – Sooke Dwellin’ Captain

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #198

September 18th, 2008

Sit, Have Tea, Work Out.

Nearly every home has a room like this. A place in the house where you put everything that really doesn’t fit anywhere else. In this case, we’ve got music, fitness, and extra furniture, it appears. Th first problem with this photo is that it’s too dark. We also have no idea how big or small this room is, and it’s not very well composed. Sometimes, I’ll have a listing where every other room in the house looks perfect, but there’s one that just isn’t right. I usually leave that room out, or wait until the owner rearranges it after my suggestions.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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