Picture Perfect – How to Get the Best Vacation Rental Pictures
Pictures really are worth more than a lot of words, so make sure that yours count
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Choose the best quality vacation rental pictures you can get to show off your property to its best advantage on your website. Show the location too, to give a sense of the place – particularly if there are scenic attractions.
Remember that the vacation rental pictures will play a vital part in your guest’s decision to choose your property over others so a professional photographer might be a good investment. Here at Homes and Rooms, we allow you to have as many pictures of your property on your site as you wish – at no extra charge.
High resolution vacation rental pictures
If the budget won’t stretch to a pro, why not ask around and see if you have any keen amateur photographer friends? But if you do take the pictures yourself, use a good quality digital camera capable of producing relatively high resolution images.
The objective is to show your property in the best possible light so don’t shoot on a rainy day if you’re offering a sunny vacation. Dress the property with a few appropriate props to set the scene and to suggest possibilities. So you might have fishing rods on the porch, or sun loungers on the patio, a bowl of fruit and a few bottles of wine in the kitchen…
Strike the right balance in your vacation rental pictures between making your property look attractive and making it look unrealistic.
Modern techniques mean that photographs can be greatly manipulated and enhanced to the point where they no longer reflect the reality. That peeling paintwork can be easily disguised in a picture. So, while anything unattractive can be brushed over or deleted altogether in the vacation rental pictures, your guests will quickly spot the defects in the real thing. As with descriptions, don’t overpromise to avoid dissatisfaction and disappointment from your guests.