Our best photography of 2021

To celebrate our photographer’s best bits we run a monthly photography competition, imaginatively called Photo of the Month, where we pit a selection of the month’s best shots against each other. It’s done anonymously and is voted on by our staff, who are fierce but fair critics! Not only does it celebrate our photographers’ collective talents, it also promotes competition and keeps our team striving for greatness with each and every shot. 

How To Prepare Your Home For Property Marketing Services

There’s a lot that goes into our property marketing behind the scenes, from clever camera angles to post-production editing to remove anything from cloudy skies to errant wheelie bins. When you book an appointment with us you’ll be sent guidance on how to prepare your property for our operator’s arrival — anything from putting away the bins to giving the place a good clean — but if you want to get a good idea of what to expect, take a look at this blog.

The Country House Department

Exterior of a converted barn property at dusk with greenery in the foreground and gravel drive

We were approached prior to the launch of a new premium agency brand who were interested in the scope of property marketing services we could offer.

Roundbridge

Golfer in foreground with CGI of house in the back

To provide consultancy and delivery of multiple marketing pack elements for the sale of a luxury new build development. Working to strict client brief the project included branding, brochure design with custom graphics, website design, location photography, architects floor plan redraw, CGI renders, signage and hoarding design and brochure printing.

Plaistow Development

Drone shot of Plaistow with London city in background

Working closely with a government owned property company who specialise in land for educational and residential use, we were instructed to create a complete package of marketing collateral.

Montpelier Square

modern kitchen work tops

Working with a long-standing international client who generally use design templates which adhere to specific brand guidelines.

Why You Should Consider Dusk Photography

Dusk photo of dark walled bedroom with side table and lam and bed with white bedding and blue cushion

Though the nights are (finally) getting lighter, the early sunsets make the start of the year ideal for dusk photography. The low winter light creates a beautifully ethereal quality and the pre-5pm sunset means convenient shooting times for both clients and photographers.

With so many properties on the market and professional photography now commonplace, it’s a job to make listings stand out – this is the perfect example of when dusk and night photography can be beneficial.

We asked some of our photography experts in the office to answer some questions about this service: Tom Hancock, our Head of Creative, and John Williams, our Head of Photography.

Always Elevating Standards: How To Improve Your Property Listings With Drone Photography

drone view of countryside with lakes

Aerial photography has come a long way since the early days of a man with a camera in a hot air balloon. The very first camera took to the skies all the way back in 1858, when an enterprising Frenchman took shots of Paris during a hot air balloon flight. It’s amazing to think that this was just a few decades after the first ever photograph was taken in 1826, also in France.

Remote Working

photographer taking picture using camera on tripod next to a bookcase

Here at Fourwalls, we like to support our staff in many ways, such as with flexible working or training opportunities. We have a network of freelance operators who work remotely and liaise with us in order to form a flawless working relationship, with seamless interaction between the team which allows us to provide the best service possible, using the best people. With four million people now working solely from home in the UK, is this the new modern way of working?