House Walkthrough Checklist
- Make sure that every light inside and outside of the home is turned on.
- Move objects that clutter your pictures, simpler is always better. Make sure to remember where items were when you move them so that you can put them back when you're done.
- Put toilet seats down, close closet doors, move trash cans out of shots, etc.
- Make sure blinds are completely open
Shoot list angles
- Set your camera to AEB mode for 5 Jpg exposures bracketed at 2.0EV (Full size, do not merge in camera).
- Set self timer or use shutter release to prevent camera shake.
- Set camera aperture to F9 - F11 to be certain everything is in focus.
- Shoot on low ISO 100
- Set camera to auto white balance.
- Always check the shot after taking it to make sure it is not blurry
- Double check photos after taking each series to make sure they are in focus, level, and properly exposed.
- Movement: Beware of moving objects in your shots such as pets, trees, ceiling fans, people as they will cause ghosting in the HDR images.
- Avoid taking pictures of clutter within the house.
- Be careful walking near your camera when it is taking pictures, as the shake from your steps may cause the shots to be blurry. A sturdy tripod helps combat this to some degree.
- Don't take pictures of closets, unless the home has a large walk-in closet.
- Don’t take pictures of the front door from inside the home, unless it has a special entryway.
- If house isn’t staged properly, or sellers aren’t ready, inform your us right away and call the agent to let them know it is not ready, they will let you know if they want it shot anyway or not.
- It’s better to take too many shots than to take too few, as you’ll have to return to the property if rooms are missed or poorly taken.
- If a bracketed series is not good, delete it right away so it's easier for you to upload later and you won't have to go through the computer to find the ones you need to delete.