Photos are key to selling online. Location and price help guests to narrow down their search, but often it’s the photos that make or break their decision. A good selection of attractive, high-quality photos can often make the difference between a booking and the user simply clicking away to another property.
You don’t have to hire a professional photographer, either. Most modern smartphones are capable of taking very good photos.
Here are some tips that could help you convince people to book at your property:
High-resolution photos: no matter what type of camera you have, make sure you’re uploading high-quality pictures. We recommend that you use photos or around 1080 x 540 pixels, although WebDirect supports images between 300 x 300 pixels and 14000 x 14000 pixels, and between 100 KB and 20 MB.
Landscape (horizontal) photos: these prevent pictures from becoming blurry and unclear.
Lighting: It’s important that your rooms don’t appear too dark. Try taking pictures during the day, with the curtains open and the lights on.
Details: Is the room as tidy as possible?Does the bed have any wrinkles? Details make all the difference.
Remember, you do not need to be an expert to take high-quality photos, nor do you have to hire a professional photographer. You can do it!