High quality, still photography for the hospitality industry

The creation and delivery of high quality, still photography is the basis on which ACT Studios was originally founded. And it continues to play a huge role in our work today.

We pride ourselves on capturing images that tell a story. We call it visual storytelling.

And we believe that visual storytelling is essential when it comes to marketing your business. Not just because a picture is worth a thousand words. But because we have seen first-hand how effective strong imagery can be in increasing occupancy levels. 

The importance of good hospitality photography to engage your customer

Did you know that having at least one photo of your property on a property page actually increases the likelihood of a booking inquiry by 225%?!

And that for properties with at least 100 photos, engagement levels rise to 151% and likelihood of a booking inquiry rises to 238% compared to properties with no photos? Source

Such is the value of engaging property photography in the increasingly competitive and price sensitive hospitality sector.

So how do you go about capturing the very best side of your holiday cottage or hotel?

What kind of still photography does ACT Studios offer?

Unlike estate agents, at ACT Studios, we do not aim to make every room in your property look bigger than it actually is! There’s no fish eye lenses or trick photography with us. Because it would only disappoint your guests when they arrive.

What we do aim to do is create photography that makes your property look inviting from every angle. So if there’s an incredible sea view, we will ensure that the doors are wide open and the viewer feels as though they can step out into the picture to hear the seagulls themselves.

We are devils for detail too! We spend a great deal of time making sure each room looks just right. Are the cushions plumped up? Plug sockets all switched off? Seams on lampshades turned round? And is the bed neatly made?

We also aim to give you great coverage. We don’t ever limit the number of images you will receive. If your property inspires us to take lots of stills to get the full coverage you need, then we will pass them all over to you.

Which areas of my property should I be photographing?

There’s no short answer to this but in general, we photograph any and all areas that lend themselves to visual storytelling in some way.

Each property is different and whilst guests expect to see all the main rooms covered, we also want to create images that really convey the luxury and feel of a space. Whether that is because the property has a stunning view or perhaps a welcoming log burner as a focal point.

Holiday cottage photography typically covers all the main rooms along with exterior shots and any imagery that can really convey the individuality of the property.

If you represent a hotel, then there a number of standard areas you should cover in a photography session, including: read more

Complimentary guide to getting the best from your hospitality photography shoot

ACT Studios is a leading supplier of high quality visual content to the hospitality industry.

Our professional team of photographers and bespoke post production editing skills can supply you with high resolution, still photography as well as more immersive 3D virtual tours.

We have put together this handy guide on how to prepare for your forthcoming ACT Studios shoot, in order to get the very best results on the day.

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Find out how this sea view led to unprecedented numbers of bookings! 

Within two weeks of going live, this image resulted in
40 weeks worth of bookings.

How can we help you?

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How should I prepare my property for an interiors photography shoot?

Preparing in advance for a photography shoot will help ensure that the day itself goes without a hitch.

The team at ACT Studios are expert in offering helpful guidance for your own particular location and will liaise with you well in advance, to make sure the whole process runs as smoothly as possible.

But in general, the more thought you put into making your property look great, the easier it will be to capture this. read more

Can you edit my property images after the photo shoot?

Yes we can! We spend a great deal of time carefully editing each shot by hand for a consistent look and feel.

We’re skilled at adding to photos as well as taking away. So if you need us to ‘light’ the fire in your log burner, that’s no problem.

Turn up the warmth right across the pictures? Easy. read more

 

To find out more, just give us a call. We are always happy to talk through your requirements before you book a photography session with us.

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