You don’t have to be a professional photographer to showcase your portfolio on your website…..especially if your are a contractor that’s looking to showing a prospective client your work. BUT there are some basic things you shouldn’t do!
|Mistake: Oversaturated…Too Much Light
This shot there is too much light….can’t see the detail.
|Mistake: Undersaturated…Too Little Light
This shot there is too little light….can’t see the detail.
|Mistake: Too Cluttered (Less is More)
This shot its tough to tell what the focal point is. It’s just way to busy.
|Mistake: Shot too far away.
This shot I can’t tell if you are trying to feature the gravel or the retaining wall
Some other big mistakes are:
1) Out of Focus: Image is completely blurred. It makes you look worse if you post that picture.
2) BAD Lighting: Taking a shot where the image is half in the shade or it is late afternoon….almost dark and you can’t really see anything
3) Garbage or Junk is laying around in the shot. I see this alot on construction photos or in hair salons and restaurants. Make sure the scene is prepared with no junk laying around.
My best advice is to be patient, take your time and post only the photos that really portray your work. You don’t have to put every picture on your portfolio/gallery page.
It is about quality not quantity.
Check out my photos at www.robertcipolla.com
Good Photo : Proper Lighting and Setup