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This list seems to be specific to the writer's own property. Why would you: * Put away dog bowls when you accept pets. * Put away small appliances when you receive inquiries that ask about coffee makers, tea pots, and blenders. * Not leave out dish towels to add color and texture to a photo. * Use green plants when none might be there guests arrive. * Remove animal artifacts when they are in the unit. I just think there are too many "property specific" rules here. If I'm headed to Montana or the Grand Canyon, give me some animal heads!
Camera angles, composition and lighting are important as well. Owners have a tenancy to take a picture of a feature - the new couch or something else they spent money on. Take a picture of a room or rooms that guests can "see" themselves vacationing in. Lay back as far as you can with the camera to capture the room. Wide angle lenses make everything smaller in the picture and farther away and hard for the vacationer to see. If you are not careful 1/4 of your photo will end up as blank ceiling and 1/4 empty floor. Add a washed out flash exposure killing any sense of mood in the room and you have a photo to keep customers out of your rooms. Shooting toward windows with the light coming in is what customers will see when they arrive. Looks better unless your place has bad views. Don't hesitate to finish the photos in the photo program in your computer.
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