A few tips for taking great pictures
Good pictures are essential because pictures are what's most helpful to travellers when it comes to choosing a place to stay.
Tidy up and pay attention to stylish details! Small details can make a big difference and will make your place more welcoming : for example a bunch of flowers, candels, a table dressed for dinner, bath towels neatly folded or rolled ...etc. Take a few close-up pictures of decorative objects you like - They show your personality, hence convey the mood of your place.
Maximize lighting and avoid the use of flash. Ideally choose a sunny day to take your pictures, in order to benefit from natural light. Yet avoid direct sunlight, often too strong. Don't hesitate to turn on the electric light to light up darker areas.
Take the main pictures from a corner of the room, and avoid facing the main source of light directly
Set the camera on "wide angle" (=zoom back) and place the camera about 120 cm from the floor in order to minimize the deformation of perspective and straight lines. Prefer pictures in the landscape format (= take them horizontally), as they better fit the screen format. To avoid blurs, rest the camera on a wall or on the back of a chair.
- Add pictures from the outside and the surroundings of your place, (views from windows, building, garden, terrace, neighborhood, touristic attractions, favorite local stores... )
Tip : Professional equipment isn't required - Point and shoot cameras can often shoot quite a wide angleand can do a great job (Just avoid using the flashbecause it crushes depth, contrasts and colors)