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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #239 and #240

BONUS EDITION. Things got crazy yesterday and I didn’t post. So, today you get two tasty horrible photos.

October 29th, 2008

Spoiled-For-Choice-Much?

Spoiled-For-Choice-Much?

Ayres Directive #1 violated again. This shot does nothing to show off the bathroom. And good God, how would you choose a necklace in the morning?! I’d be there all day 😉

Heloooooooooo down there!

Heloooooooooo down there!

I suspect we’ll be seeing more of these types of photos now that our MLS system allows vertically-oriented shots. Just ’cause it’s there doesn’t mean you have to use it.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #227

October 17th, 2008

White Out

This room is way to small to be shooting without a wide-angle lens. I’m also not sure why the right 1/8th of the frame is all white.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #223

October 13th, 2008

Showered in Bad Photos

Showered in Bad Photos

I posted a photo similar to this a few months ago. I wonder if it was the same REALTOR®?

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #218

October 8th, 2008

Kitchens have been popular lately, I must say. For something that so many homeowners say is a big selling feature for them, they are certainly abused in the photography department. This travesty of a photograph is hardly useful to a buyer. In this market, you need to make your listings POP. If you can’t take a good photograph, hire somebody who can until you learn how.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #213

October 3rd, 2008

So close, but too close-up!

So close, but too close-up!

File this one under “almost not horrible.” I can see what the REALTOR® was trying to do, and I like it, but unfortunately, these shots don’t work without a wide-angle lens. Good composition though, and a creative way to shoot a difficult room (galley kitchens can be really awkward).

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #212

October 2nd, 2008

Your Very Own Cave! Cavewoman not included.

Your Very Own Cave! Cavewoman not included.

With fall upon us, shots like this should be a little less common. The problem arises when bright sunlight from outside fools the camera into thinking the whole room is really bright, and therefore underexposes the picture. Turning on some lights in the room, shooting with your back to the brightest windows, or using a good external flash would also help. This shot is also too tight, it makes the room look tiny – a wide angle lens would help.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #207

September 27th, 2008

Today’s efficient floor plans and compact home design can really make a REALTOR®’s job difficult when it comes to presenting a home in photos. Half of this kitchen has been cut off because of the type of camera the agent is using (likely a point-and-shoot zoom model). Using a wide angle lens, the whole kitchen could be presented to buyers and it would look a lot bigger.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #202

September 22nd, 2008

Whitewashed

Whitewashed

All of the rest of the photos on this listing did a great job of showcasing it, which is why I was so surprised to see this somewhat pointless photo in the mix.

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #200

September 20th, 2008

Number 200! 200 days of Horrible MLS Photos! What a ride it’s been so far. As the days go by, more and more people tell me that they’ve seen the photos and are learning from them, which is the ultimate goal of all of this. I had an agent tell me the other day that his clients had seen the blog, and asked him to please make sure that his photos were perfect so they didn’t end up here!

I’m sure you can tell what I’m going to say about this one. This tight shot of the fireplace is crooked, and very poorly composed. The photo would look better shot wider, and at an angle, and by not cutting off the two chairs. Context is more important than content in many cases.

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Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #194

September 14th, 2008

This is wrong on a couple of levels. We’re not going to pick on the client’s decor ideas, don’t worry! But shooting a wall or room at a right angle to it takes away our depth perception. Always shoot at an angle. Also this is too tight of a shot; we’re missing half the room. Oh, and there’s the REALTOR®’s head with the flash of the camera in the mirror!

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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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