LIGHTING/

     When preparing a property for picture-taking, lighting can have a drastic effect on the final output. Note the yellow cast on the left image produced with warm or soft white light bulbs. These bulbs have a color temperature of substantially less than 5,000k (k=kelvin). 
     Using daylight-balance light bulbs (also known as white balance) is always preferable for two reasons: (1) it makes the photographer's job easier and (2) it produces a more realistic and flattering viewing experience. 
     Daylight-balanced florescent light bulbs with a color temperature of at least 5,000k can be inexpensively purchased at Walmart, Lowes or Home Deport for example, in 40w, 60w and 100w equivalent.  LED  daylight-balanced light bulbs are also available but cost 3-4 times more than florescent bulbs. However, LED light bulbs use even less energy than florescent bulbs.​
     Be sure and look for the color temperature on the packaging to read 5,000k and/or indicate the bulb is "daylight".  The extra effort in taking this small step to improve the interior's lighting  will go a long ways to ensuring a property's optimum marketability. 

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