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"If Your Pictures Aren't Good Enough, You're Not Close Enough" - Robert Capa

I LOVE this!  How does it apply to staging?  I'm always "preaching" that we should be taking photos of our stuff too... sure, shots of the room for the agents and MLS, but really artistically beautiful photos of our accessories, the things that create the emotions in the space. 

Agents and sellers alike always seem to want to know "what we are putting in the house' and this one way to help show off our majic!

 

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"If Your Pictures Aren't Good Enough, You're Not Close Enough" - Robert Capa

Robert Capa was a legendary wartime photojournalist born Andre Friedmann, in Hungary in 1913. His assignments took him all over the war torn world in the years between the 1930's and the 1950's. He lost his life, ironically, in Vietnam in 1954 after stepping on a land mine. There is such a thing as "too close", I guess...

While these words are said by some to have been attributed to his girlfriend, rather than himself, they are known and repeated by photographers everywhere.

Whether you are shooting a war ravaged refugee, or a flower, the premise is the same. Getting in close can make all the difference between a nice photograph, and a terrific one. Don't depend entirely on a zoom lens, either. Move your feet. Inspect your subject from varying angles, above or below, from side to side.

Take your time composing the shot. A centered focal point is not always the most interesting.

 

Cockatiel

 

Wild Flower Macro

 

Old Tractor Parts San Luis Valley

 

Have you ever laid down on your belly in a public place to get a shot? We're talking REALLY public, here. I took this shot of the daisies at Sea World on my belly. My mother was mortified.

And it's a little bit harder to get back up than it used to be...hope no one was watching.

Daisies

 

When you are shooting macros and close ups, it's a good idea to use manual focus to get the sharpest, clearest images possible, then use your photo editing program to sharpen it more for web or print.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Real Estate Showcase Slideshows

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Position yourself above your competition - Utilize a "Real Estate Showcase" Slideshow as a listing tool.  Post it on your own website - Realtor Showcase Members can upload it to Realtor.com - Post it on your blog to showcase your listings.

 

"Real Estate Showcase" Slideshow and Web Presentations, more captivating than a virtual tour!

Photos and content by Debi Boucher, DBoucher Photography, all rights reserved, may not be reproduced without express written permission. 

 

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 Author Bio: Melissa Marro, Home Staging Industry leader, Realtor, and entrepreneur offers a unique perspective on New Home Construction, Resale Residential Real Estate, and Home Staging

For more information on buying or selling in the Fleming Island, Orange Park, or Jacksonville, area, visit StageListSellNEFL.com or call Melissa Marro (marro.melissa at gmail.com), Keller Williams First Coast Realty, for more information (904-466-2093).

 

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