© 2012~2020 by ​J-Arts Photography

info@j-artsphoto.com

(626) 679-5965

137 S 8th Ave, Unit L, La Puente, CA, 91746

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FREQUENTLY

ASKED QUESTIONS

Can you shoot a home with an iPhone?

  You can, and many people do. And, under right circumstances, your iPhone can produce an acceptable image, but it will beseverely limited in scope and lighting. To shoot an entire home, inside and out, and capture color range, details or special angles requires a robust professional camera with specialized wide-angle lens and expertise in shooting techniques like flash/fusion. 

Can you Photoshop out that crack on the wall of my client’s property?

  I sure can. But I won’t. For obvious legal and ethical reasons I cannot and will not use photography to erase a permanent physical feature of the property, including outside items like a telephone pole. Buyers expect photography of the home and the actual home to match. Misrepresentation is a slippery slope. Your brokerage manager or the local real estate association are excellent sources for guidelines, if you have questions.

How do I get my photos?

  Your photos will be delivered electronically via DropBox contain both MLS format files and high resolution files. 

We offer at least 25 - 40 Photos for each shoot depend on the size of you property, you will often receive more than 60 photos for larger property.

Typically, you will receive photos on following business day.

How should we prepare the home for the shoot?

At a minimum, the house should look clean and organized. De-cluttering mantles and countertops of personal items go a long way to making a home look open and inviting. Smaller things like removing visible garbage cans can also make the house look cleaner. Bright, artificially colored packaging, like on cereal boxes and shampoo bottles are also very distracting to the eye. Perhaps most important, check to ensure every (and I mean EVERY) light fixture in the home turns on with a working light bulb. It can make a huge difference. The following is a basic guideline to prepare a home for photography:

Interior

Interior

Interior Tips:

  • Turn on all interior lights and replace all non-working bulbs.

  • Vacuum carpets and clean tile/wood floors.

  • Fluff and straighten pillows on sofas and chairs.

  • Turn off televisions and ceiling fans.

  • Unplug and hide all non-essential electrical cords, if possible.

  • Confirm all windows and mirrors are clean and streak free.

  • Make sure beds are made and are clean.

  • Turn on or light the fireplace if possible.

  • Close toilet lid and fold all towels in bathrooms.

  • Close shower door or curtain.

  • Clean off counter tops in bathrooms and kitchen.

  • Place a bowl of fruit on the kitchen table or counter to add color.

  • Make sure dining room table and chairs are clean and straight.

  • Remove any clutter from exterior of refrigerator.

  • De-clutter the home by removing cleaning supplies, magazines, children’s toys, etc.

  • Tuck trash cans out of view in a closet or cupboard

  • Contain pets in the garage or out of sight

Exterior Tips:

  • Remove all vehicles from driveways and from in front of the house

  • Remove all garden tools including hoses and sprinklersMow and rake yard

  • Move garbage cans out of sight

  • Sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios

  • Enhance curb appeal with landscaping and/or flowers.

  • Clean swimming pool and put away cleaning equipment.

  • Close all windows and lower blinds to the same height.

For Best Results:

  • Please communicate any special requests prior to your appointment.

  • Do not schedule any other workers at the same time of your shoot.

  • Arrive early for your appointment to make sure the home is photo ready.