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Master your camera and shooting routines for beautiful photos!
Having taught many estate agents and their employees how to achieve the very best property photographs, I wondered how many would prefer to outsource their photography - particularly the more challenging work.
I cover most areas of Greater Manchester and Cheshire including Irlam, Cadishead, Warrington and districts, Eccles, Worsley, Monton, Walkden, Swinton, Pendlebury, Salford, Manchester, Tyldesley, Leigh, Bolton, Horwich, Bury, Heywood, Rochdale, Oldham, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Hyde, Stockport, Wilmslow, Trafford, Urmston, Flixton, Carrington, Stretford, Sale, Altrincham, Wythenshawe Hale, Bowdon and Lymm.
Further afield, I also cover Knutsford, Holmes Chapel, Northwich, Runcorn, Widnes, Halton, Huyton, St Helens, Newton-le-Willows and Wigan.
For other areas, please contact me for pricing including extra travel time expenses.
The required equipment is just the starting point. Knowing how to use it properly is essential to achieving attractive, professional-looking photos.
As a photography tutor, I have extensive knowledge of most genres of photography. This means that not only do I know how to use an ultra-wide-angle lens properly to avoid ugly, unnatural-looking convergence, but I have the creative experience to produce instantly coherent, attractive and welcoming photos that help sell properties faster.
Typical estate agent photos: Even the better estate agent property photos are mostly developed by the electronics in their cameras. Focusing and depth of field are also often left to camera electronics.
Little thought is given to lighting other than that from the automatic flash mounted on top of their cameras.
If they're really good, interior verticals will mostly be vertical and the images will look bright, but typically matter-of-fact.
This standard can be perfectly fine and adequate for the remit, but with expert photography knowledge and experience, a much higher standard can be achieved.
My property photos are shot in RAW format with optimised exposure and are post-developed by me using modern RAW development software - not the camera's electronics. The RAW file carries all the information to properly develop an image with far better colour, contrast and detail than any camera's development engine can produce.
My lighting is a well-considered blend of ambient light (including any attractive interior lighting) and off-camera flash, using studio modifiers if necessary. This creates well-lit but natural-looking images with no ugly cast shadows. Furthermore, I know exactly how to photograph a bright interior including the lovely view through the window - or not if it's ugly.
Because I teach other genres of photography, I have a thorough and comprehensive understanding of lenses and how to capitalise on their characteristics - particularly the ultra-wide-angle lenses used for property interiors. I also teach from in-depth knowledge of focusing and composition, so property photos from me will be pin sharp and look instantly appealing.
I have prepared 3 Property Photography Packages for popular market sectors: Essentials at £125, Enhanced at £199 and Elite at £299.
All packages are fully inclusive - there are no additional costs for travel time or expenses within my Greater Manchester and Cheshire catchment area (see Photography Services Where? above).
The Essentials Photography Package is designed to supply up to 8 high-quality property images comprising exterior photos front and rear, and 1 or 2 images per room as required. The cost is just £125.
The Enhanced Photography Package gives you up to 12 high-quality property images, comprising up to 3 exterior images and 2 images per room where required. More time is spent when taking and post-developing to provide property images with even more impact and appeal. The Enhanced package costs just £199.
With the Elite Photography Package, more time and thought is spent to capture and post-develop up to 16 carefully crafted images of the highest quality and appeal to show off your property at its very best! The Elite package is £299.
Homeowners: If you are ordering a property photography package for your own home, just click "Use Billing Address" on the shipping information page.
Estate agents, letting agents and landlords, please fill in your business address as the billing address and the address of the property to be photographed as the shipping address. Upon receipt of an order, I will contact you to arrange access to the property.
Once you've placed your order, as well as the PayPal payment notification, you will receive an automated order confirmation from this website; later, this will be followed by a personal email from me, with receipt attached, confirming the details of your purchase.
Photoboffin.co.uk prepaid photography packages are valid for 6 months from their issue date (printed on the receipt) and are non-refundable after 14 days from the date of ordering.
I can usually provide images within 48 hours of receiving an order, subject to my tuition appointment schedule.
Images are supplied by email, as ready-to-go, internet-optimised Jpeg files with a default size of 800px. Alternative sizes can be provided to suit your website's viewport. Having an image optimised to the size of your website's viewport will ensure the images' sharpness.
By arrangement, you can pay via online banking/ BACS/ CHAPS.
If you have any questions regarding my property photography services, please ask - Contact Me