I just saw a post by a real estate agent sharing what their franchise thinks as being the best angle for a room. They suggest that corner to corner is the best. Best for what? It was meant as a sweeping statement to be shared, but could result in your clients looking for the wrong things. I will tell you the pros of corner-to-corner:
- Corner to corner perspective provides the largest coverage of the room, enabling you to capture more of the room
- It is usually the most likely way to shoot to prevent furniture blocking the photo as this is the way you walk across a room
- It makes your room look bigger (this can be a negative as well).
BUT you need to be very careful not to get too much of the room or it will look very fake. Two walls is really enough. Or people will think you are using fish-eye and will not trust your photos.
Here is a comparison of an outside on angle and one-point perspective. You can see immediately that one is used for dramatic effect. The second is really more telling a story of what the the house and surrounds contains. Neither are bad, neither are wrong. Each one is used for a different purpose.
However, particularly some rooms benefit from what is called a one-point perspective. This particularly works well in feature rooms and kitchens. It show less of the size, more of the features. It is what would be labelled as more architectural than real estate.
Also, your listing would be pretty boring if all rooms were photographed the same way. Mixing the two up keeps viewers interest with forcing their eye to focus on different areas of the image. Plus you are show-casing the right elements.
So don’t think that a one point perspective shot is wrong. It isn’t. It is also a more technically difficult shot. It can go very wrong if you are not careful!
So trust your photographer and let them decide what is right or wrong for your house. If you have a very strong feeling on how you want things shot, let them know. You will find people can adjust to your tastes, or you might get both types of shots so you can ensure you have what you want for you or your client.
Contact BullsNest Real Estate and Commercial Photography today for more tips, guidance and to photograph your home using the best angle.