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Old 10-05-2007, 09:25 AM
 
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some very nice people on this site told me my pictures look dark.. when i pull them up they look fine and when I have my friends pull them up they look fine. Please take a look and let me know.... i will have them changed ASAP if that is the case.. thanks.... MLS #2440634

Any suggestions are very much appreciated!!!
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Old 10-05-2007, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Sue-it's not that they are looking like they are in a cave with no light, but they are a bit dark.
Here is what I suggest. Have your realtor take new pictures with not only the window dressings Open, but also have all of the lights on in the house. I noticed on some that maybe one light was on in the room that the photo is trying to showcase but the hall or the room behind it is dar thus providing a shadow. So, when she comes make sure all of the lights are on before she starts taking pics and don't turn them off until she leaves.
My first realtor did this and I had great photos(just not great service from him) my current realtor did not do this (and I get great service from her) and I asked her to go and retake the pictures.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Nine Mile Falls/Spokane, WA
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There is also photo editing software available to enhance your photos by using the brightness & contrast levels. I do that on all my listing photos and it makes a HUGE difference when the natural light doesn't cooperate.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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some very nice people on this site told me my pictures look dark.. when i pull them up they look fine and when I have my friends pull them up they look fine. Please take a look and let me know.... i will have them changed ASAP if that is the case.. thanks.... MLS #2440634

Any suggestions are very much appreciated!!!
I was the person that said they look dark (I'm talking about the bedroom, dining area, & living room.)

Can't you tell that they are dark? There needs to be more light whether if its edited or natural.

I don't know, maybe I'm wrong? Can someone look and tell her if they need to be edited or not?
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:44 PM
 
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they are dark (all except the kitchen but even that could use a tad bit more light but it's not as dark as the others). As suggested i would turn on all your lights and open the blinds and then take the pictures. you can edit the pictures to make them lighter. this is rough but see the difference (I saved 2 of your pictures and edited them using photoshop).
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pictures-2440634b.jpg   pictures-lr.jpg   pictures-2440634d.jpg   pictures-dr.jpg  
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Montana
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I have to agree - a little dark, except for the kitchen photo. I think you need to take the photos when the sun is NOT shining in the windows. What happens is that the shutter closes down to adjust for the light coming in the windows. You can either stand at the window (with the light behind you) to take the picture, or if you want a picture looking out the window you'll need to make sure that it's not overly bright outside. You could also adjust the setting on your camera so that the auto shutter is adjusted by the indoor lighting.

It can be tricky sometimes to get the shot just right. The software can help a lot, too.
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:50 PM
 
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After seeing them posted here they do look dark. Thank you for all of your help. We will get the pictures done. They don't appear to look that dark when i open them but that means nothing to me - i know what the place looks like Thank you all for your help!!!
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:31 PM
 
Location: NJ
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If you are going to retake photos, try a different angle for the bedroom. It looks like it's very tight by the bed & dresser or what ever it is
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:52 PM
 
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i saw that too. The bedroom is actually big and doesn't look it. I think we are just going to remove that piece of furniture!!!! Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:30 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Very hard to photograph rooms. I'm having a tough time myself.
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