The video reveals the tricks property photographers use to make properties look better than they actually are.
Guardian Australia Photo editor Carly Earle went to the Sydney property and took pictures of the same place with a professional property photographer to show the huge difference the two captured.
In the first example, a picture of the pool was taken. In this photo, a real estate photo editor boosted the saturation of the trees and sky to “make it look sunnier and more vibrant than it actually is.”
“Another thing that bothers me is that the bottom of the pool looks photoshopped because the leaves are gone, which definitely makes it feel more appealing,” says Earl. say.
In the example below, a shot of the living room is shown. Professionals fill in the shadows and shoot with a wider lens to make the room look bigger than it actually is.
“This is what is commonly done in small homes to create a sense of space,” Earl explains.
Perhaps most shocking was that an expert had Photoshopped a blazing fire that had never been seen before.
“In my image, there was definitely no roaring fire at that point, but I added this to show that warmth and get that feeling of being at home in the lounge room,” Earl explains.
For the property’s exterior shots, the pros filled in the grass, which is mostly mud.
“The whole image looks very bright. It looks like there’s grass all over the driveway when you know there’s actually no grass,” says Earl.
And just like the pool photo, the editors upped the saturation to give the greens and skies even more punch.
according to Accompanying article about Guardian websiteAustralia’s Fair Trade Regulations Real estate photography must convey ‘accurate information’ for the buyer or borrower.
An image may be misleading if it “leads to a reasonable belief that situations exist that do not actually exist” or by “acts of silence or omission.” none. The maximum fine for violating Australian consumer law is $1.1 million for businesses.
According to Hayden Groves, president of the Australian Real Estate Association, photos of a burning fireplace are fine as long as the fireplace can be lit.
anonymous photographer Guardian Australia Hired says she routinely uses two exposures for the outer shots and three or four exposures for the inner shots to create a balanced composite.
“A lot of places look really, really shabby.