How to choose the right photos for your ad

A picture paints a thousand words, and also helps you sell your caravan faster. That's why on caravancampingsales, you are able to upload as many photos to your ad as you wish. 

So selecting the best images to show off your caravan is pivotal in wowing potential buyers. Here are a few tips to help lift the quality of your photos as well as a guide on which photos to choose for your ad. 

 

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Tidy up 

Remember to give your caravan a clean, inside and out, before taking photos to ensure it’s looking its best. Remove any unnecessary items and rubbish that may be inside or surrounding the caravan too.  

 

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Location, location, location 

Choosing a good location and background is important for taking a good photo of your caravan. A good starting point by choosing a nice clean background. Avoid places where cars, light poles, bins, graffiti and other objects are part of the background. Not only do objects in the background distract the buyer from focusing on your caravan, they can obscure its lines and even reflect in the paintwork. 

 

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Lighting 

Photos taken at night or undercover can make your caravan hard to see clearly. While direct sunlight can create too much contrast for the camera and your photos will either be too dark with bright highlights, or too bright with no detail in the shadows. 
 
The best photos can be achieved by taking them on an overcast day where the entire caravan has consistent light, or by shooting in an area of shade.  

 

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Right angles and wrong angles 

Now for possibly the most important part of taking photos for your ad, choosing the best angles. Although creativity can be an attention-grabbing point of difference, first make sure you cover off the basics in order provide enough easy to see visuals to win over buyers. 

Try to zoom in or out until the caravan almost fills the screen, leaving a small area around it for balance. Whatever you do, at least one shot - the ‘main’ thumbnail photo, should show the entire caravan. 

 

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It’s recommended that you have the following photos of your caravan for your ad: 

  • ¾ Front of caravan
  • Full front of caravan
  • ¾ Rear of caravan
  • Full rear of caravan
  • Side shot of caravan
  • Interior - front dashboard 
  • Interior – steering wheel 
  • Interior Seats 
  • Interior - Utilities
  • Camping equipment
  • The engine (if motorhome)
     

We also suggest taking any photos of any features or accessories your caravan may have including sunroof, infotainment system/stereo, wireless charger. 

Make sure your photos are ordered in the most attractive way and rotated correctly. 


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