When you're trying to decide how to best market your Airbnb listing, one of the most important decisions you'll make is choosing the right photographer. Professional photos are key when it comes to making a great first impression and enticing guests to book your listing. In this blog post, we'll discuss some tips on how to choose the perfect Airbnb photographer for your needs.
Where can you find a good Airbnb Photographer?
You would definitely want to narrow down looking for experienced real estate photographers. Airbnb photography is very similar to real estate photography in that the angles are taken in ways that best showcase a room and space. What makes an Airbnb photographer different is that with Airbnb photographers focus on close-up details. This could be the notepad on a study desk, the chocolates in a living room, the coffee pods in a kitchen, etc. The goal of an Airbnb photographer is to make the space feel warm and welcoming whereas in real estate the goal is to make the space appear bigger and brighter.
Always request to see a portfolio that the photographer has worked on in the past to get a sense of their style. And be sure to ask about post-processing and editing! Many photographers will include basic editing. You can also contact your local realtors to help you get in touch with a real estate photographer. Realtors use photographers often for their listings and would have usually narrowed down one photography team to work with. Hence why realtors are a great resource for it.
What equipment should they have?
When it comes to a camera body full frame is preferred for Airbnb and real estate photography in general. However, what is absolutely more important is having a wide angle zoom lens between 14mm - 16mm and a close-up lens of 40-70mm to get the close-up shots. Many Airbnb photographers will use a tripod as well to keep the camera steady for those low-light shots and long exposures.
Lastly, past the equipment requirements, an extremely good editing process is vital for having great Airbnb Photos. Many editing programs like Lightroom and Photoshop can help you with this.
Look into a photography company's reviews on google. Read a handful of comments and make sure the previous clients have been happy with the services of the company.
Take advantage of social media to help you find the right Airbnb Photographer. Search Facebook for relevant groups in your area, and post a question asking for recommendations. You're likely to get some great leads from this method.
Facebook Marketplace or Kijiji
Lots of photographers tend to have an ad listing on the marketplace. You can search for Airbnb photographers in your area and see if anyone has any recommendations.
Asking around and doing your research is the best way to find a great Airbnb photographer. By following these tips, you're sure to find someone who will take amazing photos of your listing that will help you get more bookings!
We hope you found these tips helpful! If you're in need of a professional Airbnb photographer, be sure to check out our listing on Airbnb. We would be more than happy to help capture your listing's best features! Visit our website for more information and to view our portfolio. Happy Airbnb-ing! You can contact us at 647-905-8001 for Airbnb Photography services all over Canada.