Originally Posted by jodimckenna56
I feel like I’m in RV selling school.
Try interior pictures at night with all the lights
on, no flash. For daytime photos you’ll get better results on a light
overcast day. Bright sun washes out details and creates harsh shadows.
Agree about removing the mattress for a clean, factory original appearance. A few carefully selected accessories- a bright solid color throw pillow, a small vase on the table or counter- can enhance, but no clutter and don’t go overboard.
Include wide interior shots looking toward the front and back that show the whole layout. They can be tricky in a small trailer- you might have to hold the camera flat up against the walls. Dinettes should be set up. Watch out for distracting reflections.
Add close-ups of major features- fridge
(open, empty, and clean), bathroom, kitchenette. If you want to show the bed, you can add a simple white comforter over the cushions and two pillows for scale.
Exterior shots should show all four sides- one from the front curb side corner and one from the back street side corner will suffice. It should look like it’s ready to tow- no cords, jacks, or hoses. If desired add a “camping” shot with the awning
deployed and a chair or two. Keep it simple. Crop out as much background as possible.
Even good photos benefit from some enhancement with your photo editing software- cropping, exposure, contrast. Running them through the photo editor will also usually solve the orientation issues (sideways and upside down photos) afflicting this particular website.
In the ad, lead with exterior shots (front door side first), follow with overall interior shots next, and leave the close-up/detail shots for last.
You can learn a lot by looking at other ads. The time and effort you put into good photos will be returned in a quicker sale at a better price.