It’s time to go back to the series and take a look at dining rooms. You would think this would be one of the easiest rooms to photograph but, according to research, it seems that this is the exact room all real estate agents take for granted. Point the camera, shoot a quick frame, and move on. Well, folks, I hate to burst your bubble…it does take work as you’ll see by these horrific examples:
Apparently no one thought to step left or right to create a better angle here. The window is lost on the left side, the chandelier blocks the one piece of art that breaks up the room, AND the giant chair back hides the fact that there is a beautiful fireplace in the room.
Again we are faced with a location issue. If the picture had been taken to the left, over the couch, we would have had a nice angle of the artwork, dining space, and most likely the gorgeous view outside the doors. Instead all we see if railing.
Chances are that chandelier was on a dimmer and could have been turned down so that they picture did not get washed out. Chances are also in my favor that someone was capable of removing the stuffed animals from atop the china cabinet and getting that sad little ficus out of the corner.
Without completely tearing apart the decorating style of this homeowner, we’ll just say that the camera was revolting against it and that’s why it is not in focus!
Looking here, I can only assume that these people have 8 children and that’s why they needed so much seating in such a small space. As the agent, they should have removed some of the furniture so the space looked bigger rather than letting it feel so scrunched in the breakfast nook.
In general, this is not a terrible picture. However I would suggest using a table runner on glossy tables to prevent so much reflection and take the knickknacks off the table as they just distract the viewer.
Props to the homeowner for putting a solid color tablecloth over what I can only imagine to be a very outdated table. But why go through the trouble to hide the table and then leave a box of tissues on it as a centerpiece? Really? I understand that you are still living in your home but these are the photographs that are supposed to make other people want to live there and tissues don’t scream, buy me!