Archive for the ‘Staging’ Category

Powerless

March 30, 2014

This is for all those realtors who think they have to turn on every light in the house for a photoshoot. Sometimes things look better with the lights off. This luxury condo had no power when we shot it, so all the light was from the windows and my little tiny Canon flashes. We had a lot going for us, however: a cloudy day, a huge wall with north-facing windows that ran the length of the living space, mostly white walls, and some expert staging. The view over False Creek would make a great twilight shoot, but for that you do need lights. Morgan Duvernet can show you around this beautiful home.
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New in Kerrisdale

January 16, 2014

Here’s a nicely staged, brand new home I shot for Sheryl Wosk of Macdonald Realty.

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  • Brand new in Kerrisdale

    June 14, 2013

    New clients Sue Johnson and Sarah Thompson have just listed this custom Kerrisdale beauty. This is one of the nicest staging jobs I have seen in a while. By Revamp I think.
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  • Bayside Cabinets

    November 12, 2011

    I just completed this small shoot for Bayside Cabinets. They did an amazing job of designing this kitchen to maximize counter space in a very small area. We didn’t have a lot of room to work in, and the white tiles were very bright against the dark wood cabinets, making it difficult to get a good exposure of all the elements. It took all of my lights, and some serious Photoshop work to get the final result. Bayside needed some high resolution photos, as this kitchen will be entered in a national design competition. Good luck Tod, and thanks to Ambient Design for the great staging!

    Mosaic Homes

    May 23, 2011

    I got to shoot another beautiful display home a while ago for Jen Eden of Occupy Design. The project is a series of townhouses by Mosaic Homes in Coquitlam.

    Staging Revisited

    May 21, 2011

    A couple of months ago I wrote about the virtues of staging. Just the other day I received a call from Keith Roy. I shot a staged condo last week for him. As he told it, this listing had been sitting on MLS for months with no action. After staging it and uploading my photos, he sold it within a few days. So if you find yourself with a languishing listing, staging might be your solution!

    Details

    May 15, 2011

    When I get the opportunity to shoot a well staged home I always take the time to get some closeups and detail shots. I really enjoy the challenge of composition, lighting, and depth of field in these images, and don’t usually get a chance when I’m shooting for realtors. They all want to show as much of the room as possible, and invariably want it as bright as possible. So when I’m shooting for a designer or a developer, I spend as much time on the details as I can. Many of these shots won’t ever see the light of day because they don’t communicate enough information for my clients, so I’m posting a few of my favourites here. Because it’s my blog and I can do what I want.


    Is staging worth it?

    March 27, 2011

    The owner of this Burnaby home thinks so. She hired a staging company to rearrange things and add some accessories and touches, then brought me in to document the result. The home has been on the market for a week or so, and the realtor says it is getting a lot more attention than others in the neighbourhood. The owner feels that if the house sells faster, or at a premium, then it’s worth the small amount that she invested in staging and photography.