Real estate photography 101

We are settling into a newly rented beachfront bungalow today. Meaning dropping the bags in the middle of the room and going for so awaited swim in the sea.
Coming back to change, I realized that the bungalow is actually quite nice. Hence, decided to make a picture of it.

 

Beachfront bungalow in Ao Lung Dam beach at mid-day, Ko Samet, Thailand

Beachfront bungalow in Ao Lung Dam beach at mid-day, Ko Samet, Thailand

 

But the outcome wasn't nearly as good looking as the object in reality. Most of the building in shadow, faint colors.

Then I remembered what I always said to myself - don't trust real estate ads, and especially photographs in them.
The same object can be pictured in a very different way from reality. Depending on conditions, what part of it is being showed, and skills of real estate agent with camera and Photoshop.
A snapshot of newly built cottage near a lake, taken during rainy and colorless autumn day will look bleak and unattractive.
Whereas a good picture of well preserved parts of otherwise semi-ruined castle during a golden hour will be able to generate much more interest.

Early morning next day I did one more picture. Warmer and more inviting this time.
Time for one more dive.

 

Early morning look at beachfront bungalow in Ao Lung Dam beach, Ko Samet, Thailand

Early morning look at beachfront bungalow in Ao Lung Dam beach, Ko Samet, Thailand

 

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second photos more lovely. 

second photos more lovely.  Remind me of being in Kathmandu -Nepal 30yrs back.

maybe

more warmer, but it's looks like it be an autumn

Jan

really?

For me the first picture looks better and more attractive :)

Marius's picture

second vs. first

It's probably because you are looking at the sea :)