Photos need to be at least 400 pixels wide – the higher the resolution the better the picture – and uploaded in .JPG format.
If your camera places a "time stamp" onto photos, be sure to turn that feature off.
Make sure the room is completely empty.
The photos should be taken at eye level (about 5 feet above ground), directly across the room – don’t point up at the ceiling or down at the floor.
Natural or ambient light is ideal. However, when staging a windowless room, please use as much artificial lighting as possible without obstructing the photo image. All fixed lighting should be turned on. However, to avoid glare, eliminate having bright lights near the center of the picture. For this reason, try to avoid using flash.
Capture the biggest possible image of the room – your photos should include ceiling area, wall space, and floor space where furniture would normally be placed. To achieve this, take the picture from a corner of the room or a doorway.
If possible, use a tripod to avoid motion blur.
Use a wide lens camera if possible but avoid distorting or creating curves in the room that are not naturally there. This way we can make sure to stage furniture as it would normally appear in your room.
As you take your pictures, you will need to think like a painter with her canvass – the more canvass our designers have to work with the more staging you will get, which will give potential buyers a more complete picture of a home's potential. We encourage you to take a look at our gallery for examples of “good” photos.
Consider using a professional photographer, if possible.