You know the listing photograph everybody wants. It’s a front exterior on a bright sunny day, preferably showing lots of green trees and lush green lawn. Great though that may be, the standard shot can be, well, a little too standard, almost cliché sometimes. If you’re looking to shake things up, try Twilight Photography.
Twilight Photography, says Mediamax Senior Photographer Nate Koerner, “adds a lot of drama and dimension to the home.”
If all photography is about light, Twilight Photography is about lighting – inside and out.
Near sunset, says Koerner, “the sky turns cobalt blue so it’s just a more dramatic look, and the windows glow amber, too, so it’s a nice color contrast.”
When you deepen the shadows and soften details that can overwhelm by day, you engage the viewer’s imagination. That warm amber glow tugs at the heartstrings. It’s easy for buyers to imagine themselves coming home after a busy day.
“Homes with landscape lighting, or larger windows are usually the best,” says Koerner. “Lofts downtown that have large windows overlooking the city can be great as well. Any well-designed interior actually can look great at twilight, as long as there are windows to make it worthwhile.”
Of course, capturing that drama takes time and expertise to compose, light and shoot. Mediamax photographers like Koerner know exactly how to turn standard listing photographs into drama that sells.