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Vacation Rental Photography | Photo Of The Week

By Tyann Marcink People travel for experiences. Maybe they want a new experience to get away from the humdrum of life, or they want to recreate an experience they have had previously. Are you highlighting the possibilities of experiences in your area? You should. What I like about this photo: It highlights an experience – fishing on Lake Michigan. Gorgeous colors as the sun sets. The simple silhouette of the...
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Vacation Rental Photography Tips | Pimp Your Poolside Photos

By Alan Egan Poolside again this week… Someone has to do it. Here is a super easy pro tip that turns your outdoor photos into eye catching, competition killer, bookings winners. Top tips A towel on a lounger here, a couple of drinks there and your images send a much more powerful “VACATION ” message. Micro stage your poolside shots to look as if someone was lounging by the pool and...
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Vacation Rental Photography | Photo Of The Week

By Tyann Marcink Sparkling glassware and cheery wildflowers grace this dining table set for a family meal. Simple staging like setting the table and adding local flowers or another beautiful centerpiece adds more interest versus a clear table. What I like about this photo: The shallow depth of field puts the focus on the immediate seat and the flowers. The angle of the photo, coming from the corner instead of...
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Vacation Rental Photography Tips | Shimmering Pools

By Alan Egan Here is a super easy pro tip that turns your pool  photos into eye catching, competition killer, bookings winners. The photograph shown top right is a common enough shot. House and pool – you see photos like this all over the web. There is nothing particularly wrong with this photo. The camera is tripod mounted, level, low down to accentuate the pool and the sun is overhead...
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Vacation Rental Photography | Photo Of The Week

By Tyann Marcink The magical time of day when the sun has left just a hint of pink in the clouds as the blue hour appears. This moment is fleeting and is the perfect time to capture an exterior photo. Just be prepared for when the magical combination of light appears. What I like about this photo: The gorgeous light. It is the beginning of blue hour, when the sky...
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Vacation Rental Photography Tips | An Open And Shut Case

This is the single , most important vacation rental photo tip of all time. So many owners fail on this level. Even professional photographers miss the psychology involved here. It’s simple to fix though. Closed doors and windows are not inviting or welcoming, they send the wrong message.   Web visitors that come across photos that show closed doors and windows, will skim over these images in favour of properties shown...
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Vacation Rental Photography Tips | Outdoor Dining

Adding content, colour and an occupied feel to terrace table photos increases bookings. The photograph of this terrace table shown, top right, was the clients own and was used in the listings online before this photo makeover. It’s a pretty poor photo. The photo bottom right shows the same table but from a new angle. Now you can see the outstanding view, trees, golf course and the ocean beyond. Quite...
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Vacation Rental Photography | Photo Of The Week

By Tyann Marcink Vacation Rental Photography Photo of the week Breakfast with this view? Yes, please! There is more than one reason this is the lead photo for this property in Cozumel, though. What I like about this photo: The blue of the Caribbean Sea lures you into the image. The lines of the horizon and the deck railing lead you into the sitting area. The table is set and...
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Vacation Rental Photography | Photo Of The Week

By Tyann Marcink Vacation Rental Photography Photo of the week Majestic. Stately. Grand. This great room brings all of those adjectives to mind quickly, and, what do you know, the home sits right near the majestic mountains in Breckenridge, Colorado. I am headed to Colorado for the HomeAway Summit, so why not have the Photo of the Week from where I am off to for a few days? What I...
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Vacation Rental Photography Tips | A Quick Bedroom Makeover

Here we have highlighted what has been added during this simple makeover. As you can see we’ve added a lot of colour and more coziness compared to the owners original marketing photo (below top right). This makeover took less than a day to complete and that included painting the back wall. The overall cost was LESS THAN $50, for one small can of paint and two new cushions (the orange cushion came...
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