Apartment photography in Paris
Have your real estate in Paris photographed by a professional photographer!
Le Marais Trendy Loft: an apartment on rue des Gravilliers in the Marais neighborhood of Paris.
|Perfectly Parisian Two Bedroom: an apartment in Neuilly-sur-Seine, photographed for Vacation in Paris, an on-line agency that offers apartments in Paris for short-term rental.|
I’ve been photographing apartments for “Vacation in Paris”, an agency in New Jersey since 2005, during which time I have shot at least 200 properties. With all the experience and practice I’ve had I make these photos look better and better, above all in the last five years. Regardez cette page en français…
Typically I take about thirty pictures in two or three hours, including eight photographs of the main room (typically the living room with perhaps an adjoining kitchen), and three pictures each of the dining room, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, balconies, terraces, dressing room, library, laundry, office, garage, closet, pantry, living room, toilets, vestibule, entrance, etc.
Stylish Marais three-bedroom apartment on rue Quincampoix, just minutes from the Pompidou Center and place du Châtelet on a narrow street is spotted with small off-beat galleries.
I have a Nikon D600 reflex which takes very sharp pictures at 24 megapixels, two electronic flashes, a tripod and a 12–24mm wide angle zoom lens which has a 122-degree horizontal angle of view on my camera’s full-frame sensor.
I retouch the images with Photoshop, giving the equivalent of custom color prints. These images have enough resolution for high-quality printing at 16x20 inches (40x60 cm), and certainly more than enough resolution for display on web pages. When I’ve finished the post-treatment on the pictures, I compress them all in to a .Zip file, put this file on my server, and send you the address so you can download the photographs at your leisure.
Interior lighting, or even the weather, is not important; in my experience I am able to light up even the largest of rooms. In any case I always turn on all the lamps, though this doesn’t help much for the lighting, at least it gives some atmosphere to the images.
|A high-end apartment on rue Marbeuf next to l’avenue des Champs-Élysées.|
One can write dozens and dozens of sentences singing the praises of an apartment, though only photographs of irreproachable quality can show how nice the place is right away, and what it’s like to stay there. With a collection of professional pictures of your apartment you will have a much easier time renting your apartment while you are not in Paris. Evocative photographs showing off your home are so helpful in building trust and communicating with potential clients.
Lighting, or even the weather, isn’t that important, in my experience I’m able to light up even the largest rooms. In any case I always turn on all the lamps, though that doesn’t help for lighting, at least they give a bit of ambiance to images.
The pictures I take often show entire rooms, without noticeable distortion. I balance out the brightness in the highlights and shadows to keep all areas of the rooms pleasantly visible, resulting in image quality rivaling the best photographs seen in interior decorating magazines.
With a collection of charming photographs visually explaining your home, you will have an easier time finding a buyer for your property, or rent it when you are not in Paris. I’m ready to photograph your apartment anywhere in Paris or in its inner suburbs!
Pay on-line by bank card for a photography session of an apartment in Paris.
|Nine of the photographs taken of M. Slomka’s apartment in Asnières-sur-Seine.|
I contacted apartment photographer David Henry January 29th 2013 for a photography session of my apartment I wanted to sell in Asnières-sur-Seine, a suburb north of Paris. We made the appointment for the next day and I allotted one hour for the session because I didn’t need many pictures; it sufficed to take a few pictures of the living room, kitchen and the bathroom, then one photograph each in the bedrooms. David delivered the photographs the next day, and a few days after that I put them in the advertisements I posted on the web sites seloger.com, leboncoin.fr and pap.fr.
Literally 24 hours after having posted these announcements I had sold my apartment! All of which to say, quality photos are so much more evocative than any kind of text one might write for an ad…
David Henry photographing an apartment on avenue Junot in Montmartre, with the self-timer, the camera on a tripod and the flash off-camera with a diffusing hood.
A typically Haussmannian apartment, with high ceilings, wood floor, fireplace, close to the Champs-Élysées, you can walk to Eiffel tower, the Louvre, the Grand Palais etc.
Champs-Élysées deluxe two bedroom—Very handsome large two bedroom near l’avenue des Champs-Élysées.
Louvre-Les Halles One Bedroom: A very central spacious one bedroom apartment, easy walk to the Louvre, Les Halles, the famed Saint-Eustache Church, and the hip pedestrian-only rue Montorgueil market street.
Île de la Cité Luxury: an extremely bright and quiet duplex, located on the third and fourth floors on place Dauphine.
Parc Monceau Extraordinaire Luxury Two Bedroom: Looking out over the green and lush Parc Monceau with its private terrace and garden of 120 sq ft, it is only a few steps away from l’Arc de Triomphe.
Rue de Buci: a luxury one bedroom apartment accommodating up to four adults in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood.
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All images are © 2015, David Henry, all rights reserved. Written permission is required for any use.