Atlanta Hotel and Apartment Photography

Atlanta Hotel and Apartment Photography

Professional Commercial Photography for Hotels and Apartments around Metro Atlanta by Real Estate Photographer Iran Watson 770-363-3350

Atlanta Hotel and Apartment Photography

 

Successful Hotels and Apartments around Metro Atlanta place a huge value on quality real estate photography.  Just as 9 out of 10 prospective home buyers use the internet to find their next home,  hotel and apartment tenants are really no different.  The images these prospective tenants see play a major role in their decision to take a closer look.  With over 75,000 hotel rooms and hundreds of apartment communities across Atlanta and the surrounding cities, tenants have more choices than ever before.  Too few or poor quality photos will lead to many missed opportunities.  The right amount of effective images, on the other hand, can be one of the most powerful marketing tools an Atlanta Hotel or Apartment community can possess.

Having created literally thousands of images specifically for the purpose of marketing residential and multi-family real estate, I understand these facts shouldn’t be taken lightly.  This blog discusses how a photographer specializing in interior, landscape and architectural photography can ensure prospective tenants are engaged with the type of imagery that motivate them to take action.

Commercial Photography for Atlanta Apartments and Hotels

Rooftop Apartment Terrace with Atlanta Skyline at Night

 

As both a licensed real estate agent in Marietta and an Atlanta real estate photographer, I understand how important these images can be to a marketing campaign.  Today’s consumers are better equipped technologically and have better access to the internet at speeds faster than ever before.  The days of slow loading images and consequently low resolution photos are a thing of the past.  Modern consumers have grown to expect a higher quality in presentation and the ability to deliver that online only helps to validate the reputation and credibility of an Atlanta Hotel or Apartment community.  Larger and clearer photos are just the beginning, however.  It is true that what you show is just as important as how you show it.  For that reason, a wide variety of images that capture the atmosphere and lifestyle of the Hotel or Apartment are crucial.

Atlanta Apartment Courtyard at Night

Twilight photo of Atlanta Apartment Courtyard

 

Among the most important images that an Atlanta Hotel or Apartment community should have in no short supply are interior photos.  Clean, well lit images of one or multiple model rooms or apartments are the foundation of an effective online photo gallery.  Portraying spaces like kitchens, master bedrooms and baths, living areas and even secondary bedrooms and bathrooms in their best possible light make it easy for a prospective tenant to see themselves living or staying in such a place.  These galleries should be diversified with both informational and emotive imagery.  It is important not only to give the viewer a idea of the flow of the floor plan but also give them a “feel” for the ambiance the space offers.

Hotel photography in Atlanta GA

Real Estate Photography of Atlanta Hotel and Apartments

Lifestyle Detail photo of Atlanta Apartment Model

 

High quality images of all common areas, such as a clubhouse, business center, gym or exercise room, laundry, courtyards or entertaining areas are also mandatory.  In addition to multiple views of key features like swimming pools or tennis courts, these images help to establish the quality of the amenities offered by the hotel or apartment.  In areas where prices are very competitive, the amenity package can be a deciding factor.  In some cases, the amenities are the deciding factor from the beginning of the tenants search.  If there is true value in the apartment or hotel’s amenity package, great images will only drive that point home.

Swim and Tennis at Apartments in Atanta

Real Estate photography of Clubhouse at Atlanta Apartment

Photography of Gym Exercise at Atlanta hotel

 

When customers search for “Atlanta Hotels” or “Atlanta Apartments“, they often want to know more about the surrounding area and businesses.  Incorporating high quality photos of important local businesses and familiar landmarks help tie the property to larger scale convenience.  After all, location is still one of the top priorities for most tenants and if a good location is part of the hotel or apartment’s virtues then it should be presented that way.  Shopping, restaurants, night life, parks, schools… if they are a part of the properties appeal they can help add to the overall value.

Atlanta Fox Theater commercial Night photography

Atlanta Real Estate Photography of Millennium Gate at Night

Atlanta stock photography Piedmont Park in Fall with colorful leaves

 

While there are no shortage of Atlanta photographers that may excel in one or two of the many specialized areas of real estate photography, there are few that possess the entire skill set.  Because of the limited time and financial limitations of many Atlanta hotels and apartments, the photographer must be able to produce both high quality and quantity with minimum resources.  With that in mind, this Atlanta real estate photographer has fine tuned his methods and techniques to deliver just that; publication quality photography at an affordable price.  If you are currently in need of new or updated images for your Apartment community or Hotel in Metro Atlanta, now is the time to act!  Don’t wait, call me now at 770-363-3350.

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 I invite you to take a closer look at my Atlanta real estate photography services.  Should you still have more questions you can probably find answers on my Atlanta real estate photography frequently asked questions page.  Information about my current rates can be found on my Atlanta real estate photography pricing page.  Atlanta Real Estate Photographer Iran Watson services all of the Metro Atlanta area including Cobb, Cherokee, Fulton and Paulding counties and the cities of Marietta, Kennesaw, Roswell, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Woodstock, Acworth, Atlanta, Dunwoody, Holly Springs, Vinings and Buckhead.

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Marietta, GA Real Estate Listing Agent

and Professional Photographer

Georgia Elite Realty

Direct 770-363-3350

email iranwatson@gmail.com

Real Estate website: Iranwatson.listingware.com

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Home for Sale in Inman Park/ Cabbagetown – Atlanta, GA Real Estate – 200 Estoria St 30316

Atlanta GA Real Estate

Homes for Sale in Inman Park & Cabbagetown

Featured Listing offered by Iran Watson, Real Estate Agent with Georgia Elite Realty and Atlanta Real Estate Photographer 770-363-3350

Home for sale in Inman Park Atlanta GA

 Property Website: www.200estoriast.com

As a Marietta Real Estate Listing Agent and Atlanta Real Estate Photographer, being able to bring both of my specialties together on the same deal always brings out the best on me. In scenarios like this I not only have a strong motivation to bring my “A” game to the marketing of the home but it also gives me the freedom try new things and really dial in the photography. This newest listing is no exception.  Along with the help from Atlanta’s Best Home Stager Kathy Nielsen, the finished product… well, I think it speaks for itself.

Atlanta Real Estate and Interior Photography

200 Estoria St is a 4 year old , 3 Bed/3 Bath, 2313 SF Craftsman/Bungalow style home bordering the neighborhoods of Inman Park and Cabbagetown.  According to www.inmanpark.org, “Located two miles east of downtown, Historic Inman Park is Atlanta’s first planned community and one of the nation’s first garden suburbs. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.”   Located just south of Inman Park is the historic district of Cabbagetown.  Originally built to provide housing for the workers of the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill in the early 1900’s, Cabbagetown has seen a rebirth in the 2000’s.  Starting with the conversion of the mill to loft apartments, the neighborhood has seen a influx of renovated homes and new construction in the last several years.  With this combination of close proximity to downtown Atlanta, historic charm and ongoing revitalization efforts, its easy to see why 200 Estoria St’s location is considered one of the most desirable in Atlanta.

Atlanta Home for Sale in Inman Park Cabbagetown

Professional Kitchen and Bath photography Atlanta GA

Move-In Ready, this spacious home offers quite a surprise to those accustomed to the nearly 800 SF smaller (on average) homes in the area.  Practically still new construction, this 4 year old home boasts all the finishes and upgrades you would expect to see in a new home.  The Kitchen features Stained Cabinets, Granite Countertops, Tile Backsplash, Stainless Sink/Faucet, Stainless Steel Appliances, Site-Finished Hardwood floors and designer light fixtures. Another great feature is the fact that the kitchen flows seamlessly to the Formal Dining Room and Great Room and also offers access to a mudroom/laundry room with exterior access.  It has been said that the Kitchen is the new “Family Room” and being that this space anchors this home’s floor plan it doesn’t require imagination to see that this very well may be true.

Atlanta Interior Photography and Home Staging

Atlanta Real Estate Photography of Bathroom Home for Sale in Atlanta

You can tell a lot about a home by the attention to detail, especially in the secondary rooms that are often foresaken in order to play up the more glamorous areas like the Kitchen and Master Bedroom.  Even the secondary bedrooms and bathrooms demonstrate the pride of craftsmanship that are evident throughout this home.  With 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths, this floor plan is a departure from the typical 2 bedroom and/or 2 bathroom homes common in this area.

Master Bedroom of Home for Sale in Atlanta GA

 

Atlanta Kitchen and Bath Photography

 

Along with the Kitchen, the Master Bedroom and Master Bathroom are probably the most scrutinized by prospective buyers. It will probably come as no surprise that the theme of high-end, modern finishes was continued into the Master Bedroom En Suite. The Master Bedroom features Custom Built Wall Storage with Sliding doors (in addition to a  Walk-In Closet), designer light fixtures and Hardwood Floors.  Adjacent to the Master Bedroom is Master Bathroom complete with extensive Tile work, Jetted Tub and Separate Shower, Stained Vanity Cabinet with Stone top and dual under-mount sinks.

Add to all of this a charming Front Porch and Private, Fenced back yard and this home is an instant Atlanta Classic well within walking distance to Parks, Resturants and Marta.

For more information, current pricing or to request a showing for this beautiful home in Inman Park Cabbagetown, Atlanta GA call 770-363-3350.

Learn more about Atlanta Real Estate Photography services here.

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Marietta, GA Real Estate Listing Agent

and Professional Photographer

Georgia Elite Realty

Direct 770-363-3350

email iranwatson@gmail.com

Real Estate website: Iranwatson.listingware.com

Atlanta Real Estate Photographer website: IranWatsonPhoto.com

Digital Magic – The Virtues of Hiring a Professional Retoucher

Digital Magic – The Virtues of Hiring a Professional Retoucher

Atlanta Real Estate Photography by Iran Watson

As an Atlanta Real Estate photographer and real estate agent in Marietta I have spent my fair share of time at the computer editing photos.  Most of the time I get it right “in camera” and the image needs very little post processing.  Other times either the challenge onsite is beyond what I am able to capture with a single frame, a mistake was made or there is simply no way to get what I want due to obstructions or other distracting elements.  At this point, a decision has to be made.  Do you settle for “good enough” or do seek out the means to achieve greatness?  When it comes to real estate photography, specifically images that are created with the sole purpose of getting an audiences attention quickly, I rarely see an option.

Having created literally thousands of images for my real estate agent clients, as well as my own listings, I have encountered pretty much every scenario you can think of when it comes problem photos.  Mixed lighting sources, dimly lit rooms with daylight blasting through the windows, distortion from having to shot from a less than idea angle, poor weather, the list goes on and on…  but, for each of these issues, there is often a solution.  It’s not always a quick and easy fix, but the right talent and expertise will ultimately find a way to overcome these challenges.  The result is often something so unique and unexpected, it almost seems like magic.

Recently I had a shoot where I was to photograph a condo complex in Gatlinburg, TN for a good friend of the family.  This complex sits high on a hill over looking the Gatlinburg strip.  When it comes to views, there are few condo complexes that afford the views of this one.  The problem for me as the photographer, however, was that it was near impossible to show this place in its entirety from anywhere on the ground in the immediate vicinity.  In fact, I had to go to the top of another hotel almost a block away just to get a shot that showed the whole building.  So after climbing to the top of this eight story building I thought my problem was solved.  Well, I thought wrong.  It did indeed have the view that I wanted, but all throughout the foreground overhead utility and power lines obstructed the view!  Short of renting a helicopter, there was simply no other way to get the shot.  I proceeded to take my photo and hoped that my Photoshop skills would once again save the day.

About an hour into editing (yes, an hour… on one photo…) I realized that I had bit off more than I could chew.  I needed a pro and a talented one at that.  Thankfully, my friends over in the Flickr Photography for Real Estate group answered my call.  Within an hour, I had not one, but two, of the finest retouchers in the business on the case.  Both of their results, while somewhat different in the extent of work, were nothing short of amazing.  Below are before and after slides that I think speak for themselves.

“After” image courtesy of Darren Sutherland, darren@retouchcanada.com

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“After” image courtesy of Shawn Clabough,  photo retoucher www.expertstouchphotography.com

Needless to say, these examples are somewhat on the extreme side of what a professional retoucher would do in regards to real estate images and are priced accordingly. So does that mean the only time a retoucher is justified is when there is a serious issue? Of course not! Perhaps your main exterior photo lacks that snap that is needed to help the photo jump off the page at a prospective buyer… maybe you want that expensive print ad to get a potential buyers attention the second they lay eyes on it… or maybe, that perfect headshot just needs a different color blouse…

        

The point I hope I have driven home with this post is that a good retoucher can be an invaluable asset to both real estate agents and photographers alike.  Even if you are somewhat proficient with photo editing software, the time and money these guys can save you can easily surpass their fees.  I admit I’m stubbornly an avid DIYer, but there comes a time when calling in a real specialist is the best for all involved.  I mean we all know that, right?  We use that logic to sell our services all the time, both as agents and photographers.  So the next time you are faced with that decision to either settle for “good enough” or do what it takes to make it great, shoot these guys an email.

Learn more about Atlanta Real Estate Photography services here.

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Marietta, GA Real Estate Listing Agent

and Professional Photographer

Georgia Elite Realty

Direct 770-363-3350

email iranwatson@gmail.com

Real Estate website: Iranwatson.listingware.com

Atlanta Real Estate Photographer website: IranWatsonPhoto.com