Vacation Rental Photography Tips | Ferienwohnung Fotos
- Good professional photography results in more clickthroughs and can boost bookings.
- Common mistakes: „Don’t take a picture, make it!“ – Potential guests don’t just want to see photos of your holiday home. Travelers need to imagine themeselves staying at your vacation rental. Your images should spark that imagination (e.g. lounging around your pool). Another common mistake is not paying attention to details (e.g. pillows hurriedly tossed onto the couch).
- Vacation Rental Staging: Best practice is to have at least a minimal staging (turning on the lights, straightening art on the walls, clearing the kitchen counters, closing the toilet lids etc.). If you want to go one step further you could include fresh flowers, wine and glasses by the fireplace, coffee mugs on the deck, towels and sunglasses by the pool etc. (only use items, that are at your guest’s disposal). Strive to make your vacation rental look a little like it’s actually rented (include magazines and guide books, sun tan lotion, children toys etc.).
- Add photos of nearby attractions as potential guests are looking for experiences (check stock photo sites for good attraction images).
- Angles of a photograph can make or break an image. Kneel down or have the tripod low down to capture more features. Pools look bigger when you get down low. Show attention to detail by keeping the walls straight (it also gives a feeling of security to the property).
- Show at least one or two photos of every room. Consider adding a few close-up photos to show off the personality of your vacation rental and to convey an atmospheric feeling on your vacation rental website and/or OTA listing.
- Emotion sells. Upload some images that create emotion (demonstrate the experience of your vacation rental).
(Source: via @RentalsUnited – Get full details at https://rentalsunited.com/blog/vacation-rental-photography-tricks/ )