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I have asked Mary to walk us through a kitchen. Now a kitchen is so critical to the sale of the home. It's where people spend a lot of time. Mary please walk us through some the things you think about. Mary Pope-Handy: Getting the details is also a very important element of photographing a kitchen, because knowing that there is a stove is not the same thing as knowing that there is a five burner gas stove or a professional quality Wolf range or something like that. So, I would always suggest making sure the stove and cooking surfaces are clean and then taking a picture so you can demonstrate what's in the kitchen.
A big general pan of the kitchen may not really capture that as well as showing the specifics. So, in this case, there is a nice double oven. It looks like one might be a microwave or convection, I am not sure, plus a warming drawer. So, I would make sure to get a shot of that and maybe also include this side by side built-in KitchenAid freezer fridge combination, because they are beautiful. Dane Howard: Mary has some amazing points here about kitchens that I learned a lot about just in listening to her and walking around with her. Most importantly here, I can see some graininess in the image itself, I didn't shoot with the flash on, I was trying to get the natural light, but I shot it at about 800 ISO.
So, some of that graininess came through. Now, contrast set against this image here. You can start to see that this is a different type of kitchen, but there's more of this vista view. Now, if I just step back two steps and move one to the right, you can start to see what I'm getting here and this is something that I imagine Mary was talking about, removing a lot of the clutter, the pieces that are there are focal points. There is a warmness in the light. There is also a warmness in the openness, even just having that door open invites you outside. All of these things coming together will invite people into this really important room, the kitchen.
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