Taking Great Photos - Static Caravan & Holiday Lodge Rentals

First impressions count. Research by LemonOne shows that 78% of people find photos to be the most important factor in making their accommodation choice. So, we wanted to create a handy guide for you to consider when you are taking photos of your holiday home for your listing on UKcaravans4hire.com

What makes a good photo for your listing?

Clutter Free
Several Photos
Include your surroundings
Use a good camera

Get their attention!

Firstly, you want your guests to understand you care about your holiday home as much as they care about their holiday. So it’s important to make your accommodation look & feel homely. A strong listing will show your holiday home to be clean, tidy and inviting. This is your shop window so you’re your pictures are the first step in getting more bookings & enquiries.

DID YOU KNOW, according to Facebook, 76% of social media users post their holiday pictures online? Think of all that free advertising if guests are able to take beautiful photos of your holiday home and tell their friends about it.

Let there be light!

Try using natural light to take the photos. Open any curtains & blinds. This will help the room feel brighter, airy, and larger. Turn any lamps you may have on too, as these create warmth. If you want you can include cosy indoor & outdoor night time images.

It’s all about the angles!

Take photos from many angles so your holidaymakers can get a real feel for the space. If you’re able, and you can do so safely, consider taking shots from up high, down low and from every corner. Use the portrait and landscape images to really emphasise space.

Have at least one photo from each room, showing some of the extras you may offer- A full size fridge freezer? A coffee machine on the worktop? Take care not to add photos showing the same things. 

Remember you can upload up to 20 photos to your listing on ukcaravans4hire.

Keeping up appearances!

De-clutter your holiday home. Remove unnecessary items, put away items that do not need to be shown. Tidy the curtains, straighten blinds, smooth out bedding and fluff up pillows & cushions wherever you can.

Add a touch of colour to your photos using flowers, considerately placed throws, and cushions. This can really draw your viewers’ attention. But be careful not to over dress the room or it can look cluttered. Less is more.

For the smallest room, make sure your bathroom photos get special attention. Take time to ensure the shower screen/curtain is clean and free from streaks or stains. Wherever possible try not to have the toilet as the main focus in an image. If this isn’t possible, make sure the seat is closed!

Location, location, location!

Outside, it’s a great idea to have several photos of the outside of your holiday home. Ensure the area around your holiday home is clean and tidy so it looks inviting.

Have a cracking view? Show this off. Want your guests to while away the evenings on the veranda? Images of this will help attract those looking for a relaxing break. If your caravan offers outside seating or a barbeque make sure you set everything up so it looks ready to use.

Published on December 2nd, 2021

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