rgs wrote in post #18356481
Not so sure a cold discussion of our processing capabilities as opposed to a camera's is the point. You also have to be a bit careful of window pulls because of the lack of 3D information in a photograph. It's not a direct line from our brains to the camera sensor. If the lens is so wide as to make the photograph of the room appear much larger than it appears when one is in the room, the distortion - whatever it's cause - misrepresents the room. When a buyer feels like he or she has been deceived -intentionally or not - by the photographs, the realtor is blamed. Most of my clients do not want that to happen. 16mm (or 10mm on a crop) can easily make a room appear MUCH larger than it is. Usually best to back off a touch but each photographer and each realtor must decide that in their market and for each room. Just something to be aware of.
You're right that it does depend on the realtor.
In the last month more than 50 realtors, with one exception, while approving close to a 1000 room images has asked why the room looks bigger than it is in reality. Several have asked if there is a way to make it look bigger.
The one expectation was a realtor concerned about the edge distortion making the chair look too big. Not that the room was too big, just the chair.
This is a for properties ranging from $250K condos to $3 million houses.
As a commercial photographer, job is to create and present pictures that satisfy the client's expectations.