No matter your background, be it scientist, mathematician, sociologist, teacher, mechanic, architect, artist…no matter where you fall on that spectrum, we all have one thing in common. We know a good picture when we see it. We may not be able to articulate why one photo is better than the other, and certainly we may not know how to create one photo better than the other…but we know it when we see it.
For example, here is the exact same car taken within minutes of one another with the same camera:
On the left, we simply left the car in the garage, pulled out our camera and snapped away. On the right, we simply backed it out of said garage to get away from the clutter and awkward angles and snapped the picture. Nothing fancy, no filters, but clearly one is better.
So often we see this type of thing… sellers either in a hurried rush, too lazy to move to a better spot, or simply not realizing the simple things they can do to vastly improve their pictures. And then they’re surprised when there’s no interest in their car. The level of effort put into the pictures should not necessarily commensurate with the value of the car. That is to say, whether you’re selling a $10,000 Volvo or a $100,000 Porsche…take pride in what you’re doing and it’ll go a long way. We’ll come back to this comment in the end, because we do want to qualify this statement just a little more.