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Here is a comparison of estate agent photographs and Essex House Photography images.
Anyone can take a photograph of a property, but it takes someone who understands the workings of a camera, the art of composition and the varying qualities of light to create a collection of good images. Images that reveal the true character and possibilities of your home.

I have no wish to denigrate the skills of estate agents. They do a good job in bringing buyers and sellers together and then seeing a sale through to completion. However, they usually have little, or no, photographic training and often come equipped with no more than a point and shoot camera that has its own inbuilt limitations.

In order to illustrate the difference I can make to your property's sales potential here is a comparison of estate agent photographs and Essex House Photography images.

AGENT'S PHOTO - As a result of standing too close to the dark-tiled kitchen walls the room appears very dark and oppressive. The "converging verticals" of the kitchen units give a "crooked house" feel.

Amateur Photo 4
 


ESSEX HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY - The same kitchen from a better viewpoint gives a much more light and airy feel and is no longer so dark. The wall units are now all vertical.

Interior  Kitchens 10
 


AGENT'S PHOTO - This is a beautiful bath and shower room - but the photograph does not do it justice. No true indication is given of the large size of the room and it appears to be very dark in the corners.
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Amateur Photo 6
 


ESSEX HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY - A much better sense of the overall scale is achieved, lighting is more even and the pattern of the tiles is accentuated.

Interior Bathrooms 4
 


AGENT'S PHOTO - This is really a photograph of an attractive table. Good, but not much help in selling your property. The door to the right appears to be hanging awkwardly - this is due to the camera lens being slightly tilted.

Amateur Photo 3
 


ESSEX HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY - Now the prospective purchaser can see the full size of the room

Interior Dining Rooms 4
 


AGENT'S PHOTO - Tilting walls, a strange wall colour and a white blob to the right give no indication of the spaciousness of this hall.

Amateur Photo 8
 


ESSEX HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY - A wider viewpoint, straightened verticals and a good view of the high quality wooden floors and doors portray this hall to its true potential.

Interior Halls 8
 


AGENT'S PHOTO - A good viewpoint but but slightly out of focus and no detail in the sky gives this an uninspiring appearance.

Amateur Photo 7
 


ESSEX HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY - Better focus and a viewpoint moved slightly to the right in order to exclude next door's roofline.

Exterior Front 7
 


AGENT'S PHOTO - A 1 bedroom bungalow but this is more a photograph of the estate agent's car, the large house next door and various overhead cables.

Amateur Photo 9
 


ESSEX HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY - A better viewpoint and exposure emphasising the bungalow and avoiding distractions
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Exterior front 11
 


AGENT'S PHOTO - The photographer must be very tall, or have stood on a chair to get such a high viewpoint and distorted view of this conservatory. The inclusion of a pet's litter tray is a definite faux-pas.

Amateur Photo 2
 


ESSEX HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY - A lower, more natural viewpoint renders the walls vertical and gives a far more appealing view of this pleasant room.

Conservatory 1