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Edinburgh Real Estate Photography: Polwarth Terrace

I was assigned by a local holiday let company (Edinburgh Flats) to shoot a simple but lovely single bedroom property on Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh.

Interior photograph of bedroom on Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh

Backlighting, namely having the light come from a window in the frame, is my favourite lighting scenario. It is tricky technically, as you will undoubtedly realise if you try to take a picture like this.

Interior photograph of bedroom on Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh

The light is flatter in this set up, but I have no choice if I want to show all there is in the room, in particular the storage facilities.

The place is quite central, in a quiet area and with easy access to public transport. A great place to stay on your Edinburgh holiday. Nevertheless, it is essential to properly market this flat with photographs that do it justice in order to maximise its earning potential.

Interior photograph of living room  on Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh

The living room of this flat is relatively small, but very comfortable and contains all of the amenities you would wish for.

Interior photograph of living room  on Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh

From this angle you get to see the rest of the living room.

I like to use natural light in the photographs to give a better idea of what it’s like to “be there”. It is my preferred style of real estate photography. Note that it does require combining multiple photos in post-processing because the camera can’t possibly cope with the range of light and shadows one typically encounters.

Interior photograph of kitchen on Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh

I guess quite a few holiday makers won’t make use of the kitchen, except may be for heating a pizza. But it is nevertheless important to showcase this part of the property as well and do it justice.

Interior photograph of kitchen counter on Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh

I love to take detail shots of the kitchen.

Interior photograph of kitchen counter on Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh

More details of the kitchen.

It is much easier to light the interior with flash as the entire scene can be captured in a single image, simplifying the post-processing process in Photoshop.

Interior shot of a bathroom on Plowarth Terrace, Edinburgh

I always stress how important it is to show an immaculate bathroom.

Luckily for me, it was a beautiful day when I was asked to take photographs of this property, so I could also get a nice exterior picture as well.

Exterior photograph of the building on Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh

I have to take pictures of holiday flats when they are vacant and that doesn’t necessarily correlates with nice weather. This time however, it all worked out.