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Vacation Rental Photography Tips – Here we share the little known professional tips that make conversions soar – This week – Think verticals.

This weeks tip is to practice holding the camera level”.

Do as the pro’s do, keep the camera level.         

Don’t point it up or down ~ Ever

Golden rule number one, practice it from now on.

Keep your verticals vertical by keeping the camera level.

Look at professionally taken property photos on the web and you will notice that all vertical lines ( the edge of walls, doors, windows, ceramic tiles, etc) are parallel to the edge of the frame. This is because the camera was level.

If the camera points up or down, when taking a shot, these verticals get distorted and converge. This is not a good look.

Practice keeping the camera square by taking some indoor shots. Just line up the left and right sides of the image with windows, etc. Try the same with exterior shots.

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2 thoughts on “Vacation Rental Photography Tips | Think Verticals

  1. Amy Greener says:

    Simple but excellent advice, Alan. The challenge for many photographers is being able to get down low enough to keep the verticals straight–it’s not always easy if you’re doing a shot hand-held (like crawling around the side of a hot tub to shoot out over the water toward the view off the deck) or in tight spaces like bathrooms. I specialize in vacation rentals photography so I’m able to use software to correct verticals if they aren’t spot-on. For owners who don’t have that option, just look for vertical lines in your composition and line them up with the vertical edge of the viewfinder. You’ll be glad you took the extra time to get it right.

    BTW, one quick tip. If you don’t have a tripod, take advantage of walls, counters or solid pieces of furniture you can brace yourself against. A long time ago, I used to be a news reporter and my videographer called them “natural tripods”. He’s right–they work beautifully to help you brace and lower yourself into position for the best shot.

    1. Alan Egan says:

      Hi Amy,

      Great advice. Thanks. I like the natural tripods idea. I used to find myself hunched down, back to a wall in a corner, holding my breath.
      That’s the great thing about digital, owners can take lots of shots and pick the best (straightest).

      Thanks again and here’s wishing you a tip top weekend.

      Regards Alan

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