FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why should I hire CCC Photography, instead of doing it myself?
Nicely presented things command higher prices. Have you ever noticed how much effort big companies put into packaging? To put it simply, my images will attract more potential buyers and your property will sell faster and quite possibly, for more. The first viewing isn’t the one where the buyer steps through the door, it’s the one where they see the property images online for the first time. We all know how important first impressions can be. Average photos will get some people to the door. Excellent photos will get more people to the door.

I've heard a lot of talk about HDR photography. Is it something you do?
No, HDR or High Dynamic Range photography is a process that involves taking multiple exposures ranging from dark to light and merging them together in post-processing. This process relies solely on available light and often suffers from inaccurate colour. Although HDR has it's place and I may lean on it in certain situations, reliance on HDR as a substitute for proper flash equipment and technique is insufficient for commercial applications.

What equipment do you use?
I firmly believe that the skill of the photographer carries far more weight than what’s in their bag. However, if utilised to its full potential, professional equipment will ultimately go a long way towards getting professional results. I use high-end Fujifilm cameras with wide-angle lenses. All work is done on a tripod. I also bring flashes, light stands, reflectors, umbrellas and a variety of other equipment to produce the best images possible.
How long will a photoshoot take?
The amount of time varies, depending on the size of the property. In general, the average home takes me about 2 hours.
What should I do to make sure the property is photo ready?
This can be a lengthy discussion, please refer to the TIPS page, where I put together some guidelines to help you prepare your property.

My home is not furnished. Can you still take photos?
Generally, homes are more attractive if they are furnished or staged before the photoshoot. However, sometimes this is just not possible. Yes, I can still take photos of an empty house.
I'm located outside of the Garden Route, can you help?
Yes, definitely. I'm often in different areas of our beautiful country. Please get in touch so we can discuss some possibilities.
What if the weather is bad on the day of the shoot?
Generally, lighting and post-processing techniques can offset the conditions of bad weather, but if your property has beautiful views and relies largely on the outside as a selling point, it would be best for us  to reschedule our appointment.
What are your rates and prices?
My pricing varies depending on the size of the property and the project requirements. Please get in touch so we can discuss and work out a quote that best fits your needs.
When can I expect the images to be delivered?
You can generally expect the images to be delivered within 48 hours.
How many images will I receive?
Again, this varies on the size of the property. The average 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home can expect 20 - 25 images.

How will the images be delivered?
The images will be delivered via a WeTransfer link or another file sharing platform of your choice.
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