Here in Southern Utah I shoot homes on a weekly basis in Hurricane. This particular fine home had been very well taking care of. Making this an easy shoot for me. Walking through the home I noticed the homeowner had staged the home very well. It was done in a way that you knew some one lived in the home, but it was not done in a way that the average home owner could’t picture themselves living in the home. Often times I will have to get creative in showcasing the home at its best and hiding the homeowners stuff. For this home is was not a problem. I was simply able to shoot the angles I wanted with out compromising anything.
One of my favorite features this home had was the window out the laundry room. This is not something I see often. However given that it was the laundry room the space was small and I needed to be strategic with where I placed the camera and triggered my flash in order to avoid having my figure be a huge reflection. I wanted to make sure you have a great view of the exterior while also noticing the interior of the laundry room. Not that having a window in the laundry room is on every home buyers list, but it is definitely one of those little extras that will make a buyer fall in love.
While walking through the home I noticed that the walls were more a peachy yellow color that I knew would end up ruining the final image if I didn’t light the spaces properly. This can be particularly difficult when trying to capture an outside view as well as lighting the interior. Knowing how to use your lighting and the settings on your camera to your best advantage is something this is extremely helpful and has a great impact on your final image. Given the location of this fine home in Hurricane I knew capturing the slight outline of the mountains out the windows would help the agent sell the home. Everyone wants a view!