Start with the basics
Don’t capture yourself in the mirror
Do you see that small head reflected in the mirror? You shouldn’t! Mirrors add more light and can make the room look larger, but they should never show the photographer. Leave the selfies to Instagram.
Don’t forget to tidy up
Even a bit of clutter – like the personal items seen on the tables here – will look sloppier in photos. Carefully examine every part of the space for any personal items you may have overlooked – no one ever wants to see someone else’s mess lying around.
Do watch your angle
Unnatural angles can distort the room and make vertical or horizontal elements seem bowed. Instead, keep your photos straight at eye level – from a person’s standing or sitting perspective – to avoid any distortion and match the experience of actually being in the home.
Do light up the room
Bad lighting can make a room look gloomy and discolored, so open the curtains and turn on every light. Also, think about how the furnishings will absorb or reflect light; white or cream slipcovers will freshen up outdated furniture upholstery and reflect even more light into the space.
Advanced Tip: If you’ve got experience in editing your photos, try overexposing the image just a bit to bring in even more light.