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Posted by Yvonne McNamara on 1/7/2018

If you're selling a home, having high quality photos is one of the most important things you can do to catch the eye of prospective buyers. Taking great photos, however, is something that requires a combination of frequent practice and knowledge of how your camera works. Sure, these days you can take a decent photo with an iPhone camera and be done with it. While that method is a good start, if you want to progress with your photography you'll eventually have to make the leap to a DSLR where you have more freedom to change exposure settings. I know what you're thinking. High quality photos means spending a ton of money on camera equipment, right? Fortunately, entry level DSLR cameras have become more affordable in recent years. To start taking great photos you'll only need four things: your DSLR camera, a tripod, a wide angle lens, and a place to practice your photography.

Step 1: Setting up

You'll want to set up the room with the right balance of furniture, decorations and natural light. Avoid decorations that are too personal (like family photos) or eccentric (no stuffed animals, preferably). Set up your tripod against one of the walls of the room. Ideally, you'll have the target of your photo illuminated by natural light coming through windows, so you'll likely be standing in front of or next to the windows. However, before you take any photos use your best judgment to determine the room's best angles. The amount of and the placement of furniture will play a large role in how spacious the room looks, but equally important is the camera angle from which you take your photos.

Step 2: Learn your camera settings

You won't learn all of the settings in a DSLR overnight, but it is important to get an understanding of the basics. In spite of the many technical improvements that have been made, the basic concept of a camera hasn't changed much over the years. The two main components that determine what your picture looks like are aperture and shutter speed. Aperture (or "f-stop") is what is used to determine how much light enters the camera. Much like your pupils dilate in the dark to let in as much light as possible, having a wide aperture will allow you to take brighter photos. Shutter speed is the amount of time the shutter on your camera is open. A slower shutter speed allows more light into the camera, creating a brighter exposure. However, due to our inability to hold a camera entirely still having a slower shutter speed creates more opportunity for your photo to become blurred from camera shake. A third important setting is the ISO. This setting is unique to digital photography because it controls the sensitivity of the camera's image sensor. The higher the number, the more sensitive. Why not just crank it up all the way then to get the best quality? Because if you set it too high the photos become grainy or "noisy."

Step 3: Practice

Now that you know the basics, start taking photos in your home using various camera settings. Play around with taking photos with different light sources on, with your camera flash on and off, and at different times of day. You'll find that there are endless possibilities when it comes to taking photos of your home.  




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Posted by Yvonne McNamara on 12/8/2017

This Single-Family in Mansfield, MA recently sold for $330,000. This Cape style home was sold by Yvonne McNamara - SUCCESS! Real Estate.


70 Fruit St., Mansfield, MA 02048

Single-Family

$339,900
Price
$330,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
1
Baths
This 4 bd. Cape is located on a corner lot of a subdivision. There are hardwoods on the first floor in the living room and bedrooms. Recent updates include a roof (2007); Hot water tank (2015); French drains (2007); full bath; and newly painted interior (2017). The breezeway/enclosed porch is heated & has sliders leading to a spacious deck. The private backyard is really spacious, with lots of room for your family outings or the kids to play. The 1 car garage is oversized with enough room for extra storage. It awaits your personal touches. Great location, close to downtown, highway & shopping. Come take a look at this great value in Mansfield!

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Posted by Yvonne McNamara on 11/28/2017


163 East St, Mansfield, MA 02048

Single-Family

$419,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Priced to Move... Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Own This Conventional Mansfield Home Located Near the School Complex and Downtown. This Wonderful Home has 4 Bedrooms; 2 Bathrooms; Large Kitchen with a Double Wall Oven, 5 Burner Cook-top, Dishwasher, Lots of Cabinets and an 8 ft Island. Spacious Family Room has Vaulted Ceiling, a Pellet Stove and has Access to the Patio with Sizable Backyard. Central Air will Keep You Cool in the Summer and the Gas Heat and Pellet Stove will Keep You Warm in the Winter. 1 Car Garage has Electrical Panel with Back-Up Generator. Close Distance to Downtown, Schools and Park, less than 1.5 Miles to the Commuter Rail and Just Minutes to Routes 95 and 495. Listing Agent is Owner. Seller's Disclosure, Lead Paint Notification, Mortgage Pre-Approval must accompany all offers. See YOU Soon.
Open House
Saturday
December 02 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Open house Saturday from 1pm until 3 pm. If you are unable to make it, please schedule your private showing with me... Yvonne, 508-858-8044. Thanks and see you soon.
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Posted by Yvonne McNamara on 11/9/2017


163 East St, Mansfield, MA 02048

Single-Family

$419,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Priced to Move... Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Own This Conventional Mansfield Home Located Near the School Complex and Downtown. This Wonderful Home has 4 Bedrooms; 2 Bathrooms; Large Kitchen with a Double Wall Oven, 5 Burner Cook-top, Dishwasher, Lots of Cabinets and an 8 ft Island. Spacious Family Room has Vaulted Ceiling, a Pellet Stove and has Access to the Patio with Sizable Backyard. Central Air will Keep You Cool in the Summer and the Gas Heat and Pellet Stove will Keep You Warm in the Winter. 1 Car Garage has Electrical Panel with Back-Up Generator. Close Distance to Downtown, Schools and Park, less than 1.5 Miles to the Commuter Rail and Just Minutes to Routes 95 and 495. Listing Agent is Owner. Seller's Disclosure, Lead Paint Notification, Mortgage Pre-Approval must accompany all offers. See YOU Soon.
Open House
Saturday
November 11 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday Open House at 163 East St, Mansfield. This home has a great 1.5 acre yard, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, over 2200 sq ft of living space and a 1 car garage. Come visit and see if this works for you. If you are unable to make the Open, Please call me for your private showing, Yvonne McNamara 508-858-8044
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Posted by Yvonne McNamara on 11/8/2017


163 East St, Mansfield, MA 02048

Single-Family

$434,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Own This Conventional Mansfield Home Located Near the School Complex and Downtown. This Wonderful Home has 4 Bedrooms; 2 Bathrooms; Large Kitchen with a Double Wall Oven, 5 Burner Cook-top, Dishwasher, Lots of Cabinets and an 8 ft Island. Spacious Family Room has Vaulted Ceiling, a Pellet Stove and has Access to the Patio with Sizable Backyard. Central Air will Keep You Cool in the Summer and the Gas Heat and Pellet Stove will Keep You Warm in the Winter. 1 Car Garage has Electrical Panel with Back-Up Generator. Close Distance to Downtown, Schools and Park, less than 1.5 Miles to the Commuter Rail, and Just Minutes to Routes 95 and 495. Listing Agent is Owner. Seller's Disclosure, Lead Paint Notification, Mortgage Pre-Approval must accompany all offers. See YOU Soon.
Open House
Saturday
November 11 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday Open House at 163 East St, Mansfield. This home has a great 1.5 acre yard, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, over 2200 sq ft of living space and a 1 car garage. Come visit and see if this works for you. If you are unable to make the Open, Please call me for your private showing, Yvonne McNamara 508-858-8044
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Location: 163 East St, Mansfield, MA 02048    Get Directions

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