Corte di Bukkuram, Pantelleria

Is it important to know about photography in vacation rentals?

Yes, it is important to know about photography in vacation rentals even if we don’t take the photos ourselves. I will try to explain why while showing a fairly spectacular photo of a villa under the Milky Way.

Corte di Bukkuram, Pantelleria

It takes only 20 second shutter speed to capture the Milky Way before the picture gets shaky due to Earth planet movement. It also takes a very clear sky with no lights and pollution, like the sky in Pantelleria island in Italy. Additionally, it is needed a great amount of skills especially if, underneath the milky way, you want to photograph your holiday rental.

The photo shown here is quite sophisticated as it is the result of a composition merging several photos using the “light painting” technique. Light painting uses handheld lights to selectively illuminate the subject or the scene and it has been used in artistic, professional and commercial photography for several decades. To know more about this technique you can click HERE!

As said, the Milky Way shot took about 20 second shutter speed while the villa was photographed by shooting 10 photos with a steady camera by “painting” the light with a flash in different parts of the exterior. The result is quite impressive!

As holiday rental home owners and entrepreneurs we know how important it is to show beautiful pictures both of our property and of it’s location. It is highly recommended to work with professional photographers to get great photos to catch the travellers’ attention in the competitive market of vacation rentals. It is also important for us to acquire some skills & knowledge about photography so we can do a better job when we are hiring a photographer. We don’t need to be professional photographers ourselves but we should be able to distinguish a good picture from an average one and understand a bit about the techniques used when we look at at photographer portfolio.

This photo has been taken by Iuri Nicolai while working with Fully Booked Home on a project to create a strong brand for Corte Pantesca, three villas in Pantelleria which belong to Villa Italy. Being familiar with the light painting technique and knowing that Iuri was capable of mastering this technique was key to choose him to collaborate on this project.

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