Photographing landscapes

Photographing your landscaped area has many benefits that both you and your property can reap the rewards of for years to come.  Whether you decide to photograph your property to capture a new project after completion, or are advertising your property for sale, here are some tips and tricks of the trade that we have picked up along the way.

Lighting and weather

Having your landscape area lit with natural light is essential to capturing the space in its finest form.  The best times for natural lighting that is bright without being to harsh, is up to an hour after sunrise and an hour before sunset.

Overcast or cloud filled skies can add interest to your landscape images without detracting from the overall scene, so plan for this if you can.  In addition, shooting photographs at different times of the day can also add depth to your landscapes portfolio.

Overcast pool

Angles and levels

When photographing your landscaped area, getting the right angle is essential to paying tribute to the workmanship in your space.  Ensure that your are photographing structures at eye level for the audience, this allows for the greatest depth of field, and also provides a sense of scale to the image.  Whilst doing so using a tripod can be helpful to ensures that your images are as clean and crisp as they can be as they minimise any minor shakes that can happen.

Photographing for image purpose

When shooting images for your landscaping work, ensure that you take the images with their intended purpose in mind.  This can encompass what is called “staging the scene”, which is an industry term for ensuring that the space you are capturing is clean and tidy as possible, whilst also looking lived in.  This might mean setting your out door entertaining area, lighting the fire pit, and cleaning out the pool area.

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