Here is just one property we have recently photographed for sale in Glen Osmond - 52 Sunnyside Parade, Glen Osmond to be exact. Beautifully maintained, just move on in.
More and more homes are coming onto the market and many are choosing twilight photography to highlight very individual aspects of their homes. Colours come alive at this time and it certainly gets some striking images to capture the buyers attention. Like the shot below of this gorgeous home in Eden Hills, where large windows into living areas allow for a unique and welcoming take on the home, not something achievable during daytime hours.
11 Douglas Ave, Eden Hills
And here is another home with large windows to the outside living areas that can be utilized to its full potential using twilight photography. You can just imagine yourself sitting out there on a warm and balmy summers evening enjoying an Aussie barbie. Tell you what I sure cannot wait for those evenings to set in.
125 Coromandel Parade, Coromandel Valley
I really like getting those sparkly lights to twinkle and glow and ALWAYS love it if the sun goes down just in the right spot to get a shot like the on below. We all love those summer nights and watching the sun go down, so this sets a scene perfectly. Bring it on!
This home has the most remarkable views from upstairs of the Hallett Cove coast and therefore we had come to show off the beautiful sunsets you would discover from these upstairs living areas. However, unfortunately the evening was extremely overcast and looked particularly dire from the point of view of a photographer there to get a fabulous multicoloured seaside sunset.
Fortunately though I was there in time for some amazing magic the evening had in store. The clouds opened for a brief moment and let the sun shine through onto the sparkling ocean creating a stunning effect from the upstairs windows.
It lasted only a few minutes but that was enough to do a quick whip around from each room and get the shots required.
You do not get much luckier than that on an evening threatening to be extremely disappointing.
For sale with Ray White
The market is still very active even as we enter into the colder weather. Here are a few properties we have recently photographed which have their own charm and different practical aspects. This home is relatively new and is within walking distance to Marion shopping centre. With a small, easy to maintain yard this could easily accommodate a small family or couple. Close to Brighton beach too. On sale with Ray White.
To have a closer look: http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-sa-seacombe+gardens-116616379
Very cute home in Belair with the most gorgeous outlook off the balcony and out your main living area. I was quite disappointed that we missed out on getting the opportunity to photograph a beautiful sunset with this one. I am sure on a less drizzly day, it would be spectacular to sit on the balcony and watch the sun go down at this home. Check it out at: http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-sa-belair-116670895
Beautifully maintained townhouse in Wattle Street, Fullarton. A rental property that is now for sale in one of the most beautiful streets in Adelaide. Opposite the Wattle Street Pop Up market that was on this weekend. If you need to downsize or looking to enter the market into one of the most lovely spots in Adelaide then you should check it out.
This circa 1910 railway cottage was a joy to photograph. Situated centrally in Blackwood, it is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. It has some lovely stained glass windows steeped in Adelaide history, gorgeous jarrah floorboards and fireplaces. So many wonderful aspects to focus on, I was spoiled for choice for angles and beautiful shots. I love it when I get given such a property to photograph. So if anyone is looking for a place they can just move into with nothing to do, with original charm, check it out. http://raywhiteblackwood.com.au/sa/blackwood/1064678/ If you want to see a video:
Having spent the last few weekends out and about looking at houses in an attempt to upgrade from mini to massive (I wish) I have come to realize even more the importance of good property photographs. On the whole most photographers do a great job representing a property allowing the buyer to get a good idea of what it is like before they view it. Keeping in mind, it is often up to the agent to select the photos to be used in the advertising.
As a photographer myself, I am reasonably good at interpreting what a house is going to be like from the photos. I understand just how and what a photographer has done to capture a particular shot and can get a fair idea of what a property will be like before I view it in the flesh. But today a few things leapt out at me. Particularly in one instance when I viewed a property and was shocked to find that the view overlooking the pool of Glenelg and the City as a backdrop had not been captured or shown on the internet. I was not entirely sure how it was overlooked because to me it was a huge selling point of the property -indeed many at the open were marveling at the view also.
Missing a vital aspect of a property is certainly not ideal.Of course it is also important to remember that "less is more". I am not saying that it is a good idea to misrepresent and hide aspects of a property, but sometimes using a better angle can work marvels for that tired shag pile carpet or that orange and green seventies wall paper. Having searched the internet and saved the open times to my calendar I had prepared myself well. I was even ready to act maturely when it came to viewing the overwhelming 80’s tiled bathroom I had spotted. However, when confronted by it in person I was surprised to realize that it was not nearly as bad as the photo had made out. Sometimes it is better to use a well thought out angle and capture the essence of something rather than try and contain the whole in the small frame that the camera has to offer. In doing this you give the viewer an idea to expect certain furnishings without overwhelming them and exasperating an otherwise reasonable room.
Real Estate photography requires a fine balance. When photographing a home I like to capture the best aspects of a property as well as give a realistic impression to the buyers. While it is important to get people interested in a property there is little point if they come along expecting something very different. I often like to ask the owners which aspects they love about their home. Often they can point out an angle that I may miss due to the time constraints of a shoot. Afterall, it is the owners that bought it to begin with and have spent many years there so you would expect them to know the sweet spots.
But of course there are particular properties that just scream creativity. It is these homes that can take advantage of those arty shoots which create a mystery and lure in potential buyers by not telling the whole story. Architecturally designed homes or those homes a little out of the ordinary can benefit from photos a little off base with a creative edge to attract potential buyers who are intrigued to find out more and surprise and delight people upon inspection. Often it takes a courageous vendor and agent to use this sales technique, and my it’s fun for the photographer.
So, if you are putting your home on the market, please remember that good, well thought out photos are important.
Once in a while magic happens and this shoot was one of those times. Photographing properties at twilight or dusk you never quite know what the weather fairies are going to throw at you. There is always an element of surprise; whether it be a nice one as in this case or a not so nice one - when the skies decide to open up and bucket down.. But during this shoot I was lucky enough that when it did begin to rain, it was not quite enough to get soaked, yet enough, for when the sun did stream gently out for a few moments that a rainbow did appear right behind the home I was photographing. Wow, what fantastic timing. And the rain continued to stay away for the rest of the shoot too. I really just could not believe my luck. It really was a Magical Moment.
If you want to check out this property, it is for sale by Ray White Blackwood and has magnificent views of the city: 14 Lind Ave, Belair.
This weeks photo shoot was a little more unusual than usual. We photographed a residential elevator in Underdale, SA for Next Level Elevators. An extremely classy elevator indeed, so if you are in the market for a rather swish elevator for your home or business check them out.
Anyone looking for a home that's steeped in history and in the heart of Blackwood.
Well, we photographed this one recently and it is up for sale with Ray White Blackwood.
If you want to buy it and need to put your home on the market we would be most happy to provide your property photography. Just call Vanessa at Adelaide Real Estate Photography, 0432376287 for a free quote.
What a week of traveling all over Adelaide and it's suburbs, photographing many of the KFC restaurants as well as the Strathalbyn Woolworths.
I did not know just how many KFC's there are spread throughout Adelaide.
6-8 Dawson Street, Strathalbyn, SA
Yes and it's for sale! So if you think you would like to invest in a commercial property leased to a major Supermarket it's up for grabs:
KFC Everard Park, Anzac Highway, SA
This delightful home in Eden Hills is a definite charmer. If you are looking for a three bedroom home in one of the prettiest and convenient suburbs of Adelaide be sure to take a look.