To say that great photos of your space are valuable is an understatement. They’re the first thing prospective Students/guests look at when considering booking a room and what will eventually make or break their decision to

book your space.

Generally speaking, listings with beautiful photos receive more views and more bookings along with a detailed profile,  so take some time to make your photos look great. 

We offer professional photos in some locations put please try and upload your own pictures and make you listing go live a lot faster.  So if taking your own photos here are five of the most important photo tips for making your space and your listing look great.

Take low shots

Unless you’re about 4ft tall, you won’t be taking a photo of your room at an optimum angle. By taking a shot at a lower height, you create the illusion that there is more space in the room and get a better floor to ceiling ratio, which in turn creates a sense of balance.

Shoot into a corner

This technique shows a broad range of space and adds dimensionality to the photo. Shooting flat onto a wall can make a space seem smaller than in real life, while corners help give a sense of true perspective.

Composition in a photo is very important. Consider the rule of thirds for balance and visual queues to keep the eye moving. Create a unique experience for the viewer and your place will pop!

Get the lighting right

By getting the lighting right in the room, you can create a better looking atmosphere. Strong artificial lighting appears harsh and unwelcoming and your camera flash is never going to be powerful enough to light up an entire room. By using as natural looking lighting as you can, you make the room feel more welcoming and natural.

Light is a photographer’s best friend. It brings out natural depth, colour, and contrast in a setting. Great lighting makes your photo look more professional overall, which makes you look professional as well.

Shoot during the day, turn on all the lights, open the curtains and let in all of the natural light. Most modern cameras will adjust for bright spots by darkening the rest, so focus the camera away from the windows if possible.

Remember to include the exterior

While the inside of your house may have the most photographic content, the outside is equally as important, too. Be sure to take photographs of the outside of your house when the lighting is at its best, whether it be sunrise or sunset. Plus, if you show what the outside of your house looks like, viewers will find it easier to find you!

Be consistent

When you look at a selection of photos, it tends to look better as a whole when the orientation remains the same. So, either pick landscape or portrait when taking your photos. Heads up- photos of houses look better in landscape. Leave portrait for…well, portraits.

Create some order

Take some time to remove the clutter from your living space. It’ll be less distracting to the viewer and generally make your place seem more inviting and spacious.

Pretend you’re an interior decorator—arrange some flowers, fan some magazines, dust surfaces. Be as tidy as you’ve ever been. Clean up, but be sure the photo aligns as closely as possible to the actual space when they arrive. Let photos be a true reflection of how guests will find it.

See video for some advice on taking photos