property - portraits - automotive
it’s vital that you make a big first impression, and pictures are the best (and maybe only) opportunity that you will have to do just that. I can help, as an estate agent for 31 years before opening timbakerphotography full time in 2010, I offer a unique combination of experience and skill together with a passion to ensure your home looks it's best! My objective is to “make them dream.” Jaw-dropping photos do that. Look at my galleries and testimonials and judge for yourself.
I have been photographing property since 1979 moving from film to digital. I now use Canon full frame camera bodies and lenses and up to 10 wireless flashguns to take my images. I then post process them to colour correct, ensure correct verticals and adjust for wide angle lens. I ensure you do not have dark corners in rooms, that the rooms are staged correctly and that the best angle is taken.
My interior and exterior photography is just as useful to Hotels, Pubs, Spas and holiday accommodation as to those selling property, there are samples of these within my galleries. Dusk photos make your property really stand out from the crowd.
My agents report that properties photographed by me have a 40% better chance of a sale! In addition to my photography service I also design and supply bespoke laminated brochures. Many people assume that only larger or more expensive homes benefit from pro photography. Quite the reverse is true, smaller homes often get a better response and as the competition tend not to use photographers for smaller homes they stand out more from the crowd. Agents are good at selling homes but have neither the time nor experience to take stand out images. Often wide angle lenses will be used but that can lead to many other issues such as weird perspectives which discourage rather than encourage viewers.
What to avoid when choosing a professional property photographer:
• Inconsistent results. Choosing a big photography company will most likely save you money, but you will not know who is shooting your properties and the results will not be consistent.
• Distorted architectural features. Homes are built with vertical walls. If wall joints and ceiling joints are curved, the photographer is using a wide-angle lens incorrectly. Make sure all horizontal and vertical lines are straight.
• Poor compositions. If the photographer is in a hurry, they will make poor composition choices. Your photo should not be of the back of a sofa. Your photographer should take enough time to examine the space and find the best compositions. Using composition correctly, a photographer can omit items from the home such as a dog kennel.
• Fake “painting” photos. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a process used to merge multiple photos together to create a great exposure. Although this process can be done correctly, many property photographers end up with a product that looks painted and fake. If their photos look painted, cartoon-like or “too good to be true”, you will want to avoid that photographer so buyers are not greeted by a home that does not appear to be like the photos they saw online. Estate agents are hired to sell homes, not take photos. Can you afford to get it wrong?
My portrait work is based on a portable studio with Elinchrom lights, fold up backgrounds or your favourite places. I spend time with my clients, not rushing so as to ensure you feel comfortable, only then will you relax and enjoy making memories.
My other passion is automotive images. As a former classic car owner I love the unique nature of these cars and how they get under your skin. Why not have a coffee table book of memories to show every aspect of your car, bike etc etc?