After the hard work of staging this condo, I realized my photos were not the best due to the bright sunlight streaming through the windows.
I re-adjusted the brightness and contrast options in my photo software, but the true colors still don’t compete with bright sunlight.
When I focused my lens away from the window, you see the true blue color of the sofa and orange/blue sofa pillows better. There is no glare on the round coffee table either.
It’s too bad the creamy chairs, the colorful artwork, the plant details, and the richness of the wall paint don’t show through the bright sunlight. The glare of the desk is too much to correct.
So what are some ways to take photos in bright sunlight?
1. Choose another angle, if possible, as in this dining room photo (above)
2. Use a polarizing filter on the camera
3. Take the photos during a different part of the day
4. Set your camera on manual and use the flash to brighten the darker areas.
I had to use this angle of the bedroom to avoid the windows.
Notice the difference:
Luckily, the professional photographer will take the photos to be listed online. I will re-take these photos using the correct camera settings before I de-stage this property for my files. It’s always a good idea to educate yourself on how to best use your camera rather than solely relying on photo-editing software.
To view this 2 bedroom/2 bath condo on Madison’s far west side, contact First Weber Realty at 608-274-7500