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Photographing your Property
We will need high resolution photos of all the major rooms and views your property has to offer. Take photos at your camera's maximum photo size and then use the online file sharing site www.wetransfer.com to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require, we can visit your property and professionally photograph it. The better the photos the greater the chances are that your property will be used as a location. This is free for properties who register exclusively through Film Office or the cost taken off your first booking for properties who are non-exclusive.
If you would like to take your own shots, please take a look through our tips below on how best to capture your property for promotion to the industry.
You should aim to photograph the room from all four corners to capture as much of the room as possible. Photos taken from high up, looking down at the room (with the camera held above your head pointing down) or shots taken from low down, at a flat angle or pointing up are both preferable as the viewer is able to see more of the room.
Make sure the room is as clean and tidy as possible before taking photos. An interior photograph needs to capture the room itself and not personal posessions or mess. As an example a photograph of a kitchen should capture the room and it's utilities, but not daily post, keys, clothes or the washing up!
Take many photos
Take as many photos as possible and leave the filtering to us. We will chose which photos best represent your property and can touch up any images where necessary.
Turn on all lights and avoid capturing both an internal and external view (e.g. through windows) as the camera will have trouble capturing a clear image. Dusk is a good time to shoot as this typically offers a ballanced internal and external light level.
If you can, use a tripod or monopod as the more stable the camera is, the sharper an image will be.
If you have the option, use a wide angle lens (e.g. 14mm on a DSLR camera). If you are using a compact camera (point and shoot) then be sure to zoom as far out as possible, to capture as much of the room as possible.
Take your photos in good weather so that potential producers can see the property for exactly what it is. Should a production require weather effects for their shoot, they will implement them during filming or in post production. Photos of locations in poor weather or snow will not be accepted.
Take some external shots as well and have fun!
For more detailed information if you are keen, take a look at Ken Rockwell's detailed tips on how to photograph interiors.