An apartment on rue des Gravilliers in the Marais.

Le Marais Trendy Loft: an apartment on rue des Gravilliers in the Marais neighborhood of Paris.

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Apartment photography in Paris

Have your apartment in Paris photographed by a professional photographer!

Perfectly Parisian Two Bedroom, an apartment in Neuilly-sur-Seine
Perfectly Parisian Two Bedroom: an apartment in Neuilly-sur-Seine, photographed for Vacation in Paris, an on-line agency that offers apartments in Paris for short-term rental.
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I’ve been photographing apartments for “Vacation in Paris”, an agency in New Jersey since 2005, during which time I have shot at least 200 properties. With all the experience and practice I’ve had I make these photos look better and better, above all in the last four years. Regardez cette page en français

Typically I take at least twenty photographs in two or three hours with my Nikon D600 which takes very sharp pictures at 24 megapixels, two electronic flashes, a tripod and a 12–24mm wide angle zoom lens which has a 122-degree horizontal angle of view on my camera’s full-frame sensor.

I retouch the images with Photoshop, giving the equivalent of custom color prints. These images have enough resolution for high-quality printing at 16x20 inches (40x60 cm), and certainly more than enough resolution for display on web pages. When I’ve finished the post-treatment on the pictures, I compress them all in to a .Zip file, put this file on my server, and send you the address so you can download the photographs at your leisure.

Interior lighting, or even the weather, is not important; in my experience I am able to light up even the largest of rooms. In any case I always turn on all the lamps, though this doesn’t help much for the lighting, at least it gives some atmosphere to the images.

Show your Paris «pied-à-terre» in its best light!

One can write dozens and dozens of sentences singing the praises of an apartment, though only quality photographs can show how nice the place is right away, and what it’s like to stay there. With a collection of good pictures of your apartment you will have a much easier time renting your apartment while you are not in Paris.

The pictures I take often show entire rooms, without noticeable distortion. I balance out the brightness in the highlights and shadows to keep all areas of the rooms pleasantly visible, resulting in image quality rivaling the best photographs seen in interior decorating magazines. Pay on-line by bank card for a photography session of an apartment in Paris.

Four photos of the living room, two pictures of the kitchen, and one photograph each of the bedrooms and the bathroom.
Nine of the photographs taken of M. Slomka’s apartment in Asnières-sur-Seine.

Testimonial:

I contacted apartment photographer David Henry January 29th 2013 for a photography session of my apartment I wanted to sell in Asnières-sur-Seine, a suburb north of Paris. We made the appointment for the next day and I allotted one hour for the session because I didn’t need many pictures; it sufficed to take a few pictures of the living room, kitchen and the bathroom, then one photograph each in the bedrooms. David delivered the photographs the next day, and a few days after that I put them in the advertisements I posted on the web sites seloger.com, leboncoin.fr and pap.fr.

Literally 24 hours after having posted these announcements I had sold my apartment! All of which to say, quality photos are so much more evocative than any kind of text one might write for an ad…

—Benjamin Slomka

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A virtual tour of the living room of an apartment on rue Vavin in Paris.

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This is my concept of how a “virtual visit” of an apartment should be prepared and displayed on a web page, allowing visitors to navigate clockwise and counter-clockwise in the main room with the left and right arrows on their keyboard, and see how the entire space is organized. I figure this is the best way to provide an interactive experience without creating a presentation that is visually distracting. This set of eight photographs is a classic example of how I photograph an apartment: I take one picture straight in to each of the four flat walls, as well as one photo in to each of the four corners; this way I am sure all the angles have been covered.

Examples of the apartment photographs I take, shown on the Vacation in Paris web site:

I take exquisite care with the lighting and composition while taking the pictures, resulting in images that don’t need much work at all afterwards.
David Henry photographing an apartment on avenue Junot in Montmartre, with the self-timer, the camera on a tripod and the flash off-camera with a diffusing hood.
This fine apartment boasts all new decorations, a splendid kitchen plus an air-conditioner for those hot summer months.
Champs-Élysées deluxe two bedroom—Very handsome large two bedroom near l’avenue des Champs-Élysées.
The apartment is set up specifically for the convenience of the vacation traveler in mind with an everything you need for light cooking, a dishwasher, and a clothes washer.
Louvre-Les Halles One Bedroom: A very central spacious one bedroom apartment, easy walk to the Louvre, Les Halles, the famed Saint-Eustache Church, and the hip pedestrian-only rue Montorgueil market street.
A large living room and two bedrooms totally remodeled to accommodate six in luxury.
Île de la Cité Luxury: an extremely bright and quiet duplex, located on the third and fourth floors on place Dauphine.
A large living room and two bedrooms totally remodeled to accommodate six in luxury.
Parc Monceau Extraordinaire Luxury Two Bedroom: Looking out over the green and lush Parc Monceau with its private terrace and garden of 120 sq ft, it is only a few steps away from l’Arc de Triomphe.
Right in the heart of Paris! Great air-conditioned two bedroom, distributed with the bedrooms upstairs (including the half bath WC & sink/mirror) and downstairs the large living room, kitchen and dining area plus a full bathroom.
Rue de Buci: a luxury one bedroom apartment accommodating up to four adults in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood.

Go to the home page of my web site

See the pictures I’ve taken in the United States

Take a look at the pictures I published in the Traveler’s Companion series of tourism/travel guide books, pictures of Canada, New England, and Mediterranean France

What does all this new technology mean for photographers? Read my thoughts on this what this Brave New World means for visual artists.

Enter the gallery of Parisian photographs

Photography workshops in Paris: Learn the secrets behind these pictures!

Take a look at the pictures I have taken on trips to Italy

See the pictures I took on a trip through Alsace-Lorraine, France

Take a look at the pictures I took on a trip through Switzerland

See the pictures I’ve taken elsewhere in France