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Real Estate Photography - Capturing the Mood

Real Estate Photography - Capturing the Mood

Real estate photography should highlight the property, whether it is a home, condo, duplex, or even raw land. Therefore, the subject property will dictate to an extent what pictures need to be taken.  Most photos will concentrate on interiors and features to show potential home buyers what the home looks like on the inside. Ideally, photos should also convey a sense of layout. 

Another important aspect of real estate photography is capturing the mood by taking advantage of exterior features and geographical orientation such as the direction someone will look to from a back or front yard. 

 

Sunset View Western Exposure Hernando Beach Photo by Silvia Dukes

 

In this example of a waterfront home located in Hernando Beach, Florida, the backyard has a view of intersecting canals looking toward the West.

Expansive waterfront views as seen here can be found throughout the Hernando Beach community.  They beautiful during day time and they often are nothing short of spectacular during dawn and dusk just like this sunset view. 

Conveying a mood or the feel of a home and its surroundings are just as important in marketing a home as are photos of the actual property interior or exterior. 

I shot the above sunset photo earlier this year for a property that I had been hired to market for sale.  Every sunset is different!  This is one of the sunsets that I had captured and used as a featured listing photo. 

And it was one of the photos that received the most attention from viewers and even prompted showings during the sunset hours so buyers could experience the mood first hand. 

This Hernando Beach waterfront home with stunning water views and beautiful sunsets has since sold. 

If you are interested in waterfront living and would like to find out about other waterfront homes that are available for sale in Hernando Beach of if you would like to know more information about marketing your waterfront home for sale, I invite you to contact me by phone at 352-584-7441 or email 

 

Entry in the 2017 ActiveRain Photo Contest:  Real Estate - Exterior

 

   

 

 For more information about Hernando County Homes and Land for sale including Spring Hill and the communities of Timber Pines, Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club, Silverthorn, and Hernando Beach , please call or visit my website!

Let me help you find Your Place in the Sun!

 

Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate

Tropic Shores Realty, 3441 Deltona Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34606

Phone: 352-584-7441    Email: SilviaDFL@yahoo.com   Website:  www.SilviaDukes.com

 

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Comments

Great photo Silvia, you are selling a lifestyle at Hernando Beach.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 2 years ago

Silvia, I so agree with you when you are able to capture the mood the combination of  proper pricing and fantastic photo just creates an above average interest on the property. Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 2 years ago

It looks like a postcard for Hernando Beach. The Chamber should buy it from you and use it in their marketing, Sylvia.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

That is truly a beautiful photo for the area that captures why people want to live there.

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) over 2 years ago

Beth Atalay Thank you, waterfront living is all about the lifestyle! 

Endre Barath, Jr. sometimes pictures tell a story better than words.

Debbie Reynolds thank you, I should ask them if they have interest. :-)

Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 thank you, every day presents a new photo opportunities around here! 

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 2 years ago

Beautiful. Thank you very much for sharing your advice on the use of photographs in marketing.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago

What a fantastic shot of the 'mood' - who wouldn't love experiencing that every night. Very nice!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS, 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 2 years ago

Silvia,

 I remember once a listing was on the market for over 2 years because the 1st listing agent did not take a picture of the back yard which was an ocean view. The property when listed again with the picture sold within 30 days!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 2 years ago

Hi Sylvia - That's a wonderful listing photo - great work! Thanks for your contest entry!

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) over 2 years ago

Roy Kelley thank you, I appreciate your comment!

Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI it's a new experience every day!

 

 

 

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 2 years ago

Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert oh, no wonder it sat. Sometimes the view is more important than the structure or anything else. 

Dick Greenberg thank you, I'm glad you like it. 

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 2 years ago

Silvia you not only captured the mood with this picture, you captured much more.  This is a gorgeous shot and would look amazing framed and mounted on a wall.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 2 years ago

That's a fantastic shot.  I love a great photograph of a sun setting over water.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 2 years ago

Sylvia, wow this is HEAVEN! It has all of the right elements. Darn, girl! You scored with this one!

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 2 years ago

George Souto thank you, I appreciate that!

Chris Ann Cleland I do too... I can never get enough of them! 

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate so glad you like it! There is a lot going on with light, shadows, reflections, and textures.

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 2 years ago

Silvia

Hernando Beach Florida waterfront living is an amazing lifestyle.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

 

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 2 years ago

Wow.  That is an incredible shot.  You did a great job with timing this one perfectly.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 2 years ago

Hi Silvia -- what a thoughtful and smart post --- a very nice photo.  Definitely a "mood-catcher".  Nicely captured.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 2 years ago

Lou Ludwig thank you, Florida living is truly amazing!

Belinda Spillman thank you, it's one of my favorites as well.

Michael Jacobs thanks, it was a calm evening!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 2 years ago

Wonderful property, wonderful photography. That picture sells the property.

Posted by Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert (Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827) over 2 years ago

Dave Halpern thank you, it indeed did sell the property!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 2 years ago

Silvia, this photo is just stunning, and you sure captured the lifestyle a homeowner would enjoy living in Hernando Beach!  Great job! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 2 years ago

I agree with catpruing moods and lifestyles shots. We use drone photography and ocean shots for our Florda short term rental.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 2 years ago

Joan Cox  thank you, I appreciate it. 

Joe Pryor drone photography has opened up a whole lot of new perspectives we didn't have easily available before. 

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 2 years ago

Hello Silvia

Love the photo and post, and featured to the group:

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Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 2 years ago

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz thank you, really appreciate the group feature!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 2 years ago

Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES - I wish I could crawl inside that photograph and stay awhile!

 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 2 years ago

Patricia Feager thank you! Sunsets and sunrises are fleeting moments but they happen every day!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 2 years ago

Oh you captured the mood alright! 

Congratulations on the win!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 2 years ago

Silvia, don't we ALL want to be there because of you?? Told you in my first comment!

                        HUGE CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 2 years ago

Sharon Tara thank you, I didn't know until I saw your comment here!

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate  yes, you did, thank you!  :-)

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 2 years ago

Hi Silvia

Conratulations on your win. It is so well dserved. That is really a captivating photo that truly captures the mood of the location and view. Wow!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 2 years ago

There's nothing like saying, "Wouldn't you like to live here!" than by using a stunning, sunset view from the backyard. I can only imagine how many buyers fell in love before they even saw the house! Great photo, Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES !

Posted by Nina Rogoff, Sells Real Estate! (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 2 years ago

Jeff Dowler thank you so much! 

Nina Rogoff thank you, you can change the house but not the view!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 2 years ago

Congratulations on the win! Beautiful picture that conveys a lifestyle.

Posted by Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert (Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827) over 2 years ago

Dave Halpern thank you!  

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 2 years ago

This is an exquisite photo, Silvia. Congrats on placing in the 2017 Photography contest. This really DOES paint a beautiful view.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 2 years ago

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