Getting the perfect photos of your Airbnb spaces is absolutely key to getting the right kind of guests and keeping them happy! It’s so important to represent the important elements of the space in photos so that guests can really get a feel for the appeal of the space.
Airbnb offers free professional photography in many locations- so that should be your first option as a host. If you decide to take your own photos, here are some helpful tips!
Light will help bring out all the wonderful natural qualities of the space and make your photos look professional! Take photos during the day and be sure to open the curtains and let all the natural light in. Focus the camera away from the windows if you can since most cameras adjust for bright spots by darkening the rest of the photo.
Shoot into a corner to add dimension to the photo and help give a sense of true perspective. Composition is very important, too. Consider the rule of thirds for balance.
De-clutter before you shoot. This will make your home seem more spacious and inviting. Add some special touches for the photos and make the place super clean! Arrange flowers and dust! At the same time, let the photos be an accurate representation of what the guests can expect to find when they arrive.
Highlight any special features like a grill, great kitchen, kids play rooms, or the back yard! Show off your space’s assets and let them help you draw in guests. Little details bring guests too- like special collections or unique decorations.
Don’t forget to take photos outside too- during the first and last hour of sunlight during the day. People also love to see pictures of the neighborhood. If you live within walking distance of any attractions, restaurants, or scenes, post some photos.
The more photos you have, the more excited potential guests will be to look through them! Don’t show the same thing multiple times, but throw in a variety of subjects to give guests an idea of what your space is really like!
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