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Nothing sells a home quicker or for more money than great photography. If your home looks like it dropped out of an architectural magazine, you are sure to get noticed. We have been told that a home that is staged and photographed is likely to sell for 20 to 30% more than a home with ordinary images. We always like working with interior decorators and spend the time to make your home look fabulous. The right lighting, the right settings, the right views, all combined with high end fashion cameras, lenses, and lighting, will make your home irresistible.

Superb light management and view make even a simple home look spectacular by Michael Axel at FilmIdol.com

Even a well placed camera with the right lighting from the
right time of day, will make for a special image. While many
photographers shoot large spaces, we like to focus on special
spaces. “What if I could sit and drink coffee right here in the
beautiful morning,” or “What if this is where my spouse and
I had a cocktail after work?” “What if I had a good book
to read right here on a rainy day?”

Superb light management and view make even a simple home look spectacular by Michael Axel at FilmIdol.com

Getting a shot from higher up can solve a lot of problems. You
can put the home in its surroundings, with the ocean or mountains
in the background. You can get above high obstructions, like
gates or hedges.

Superb light management and view make even a simple home look spectacular by Michael Axel at FilmIdol.com

A pool looks more obvious and the grounds more beautiful when
taken from a UAV (drone) with a good camera, even a hundred
feet or less off of the ground.

Superb light management and view make even a simple home look spectacular by Michael Axel at FilmIdol.com

Lighting is not an accident. This shot is an example of an image we
“build” from a series of images with flashes, and special lighting
techniques to bring out variations in light intensity and color. This
image also contains a layer for the evening sky, and the television.
These images take awhile to create, both at the home, and at the
computer later on.

Superb light management and view make even a simple home look spectacular by Michael Axel at FilmIdol.com

Simply picking a time of day where we can balance the morning
sunrise and lighting inside the house, provides the easiest form
of illumination, but sometimes we have to shoot different images
with different exposures and work them together. Here, we have
chosen warm lighting to depict a home that is natural and in the
woods.

Superb light management and view make even a simple home look spectacular by Michael Axel at FilmIdol.com

This example uses many spliced together layers to represent
a lot of light in the home. Nothing kills an architectural image
like a dark room, or flat lighting. Getting the fire and other
special lighting into your image is also important.

Superb light management and view make even a simple home look spectacular by Michael Axel at FilmIdol.com

We pay attention to images also. In architecture, it is very
un-natural for the image to have curved lines, or lines that
converge because the camera is pointed upward or downward–even
slightly. We use some of the highest quality cameras and lenses
available to ensure these image flaws do not take place.

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