Quality photography is important because it helps Guests understand what they’re getting themselves into. Rather than an explanation, like “the dining area turns into a double bed”, a visual representation of this transformation gives your renters a better idea of the scale of your vehicle, how everything works, and what features they’ll be able to enjoy.
Here are some tips for getting the best photos for your Mighway listing:
Take clear, high resolution pictures
Before you know what you need to photograph, make sure you know how to make the photos look their best. Make sure your vehicle is clean, and try to take the photos on slightly overcast day to prevent harsh shadows while still ensuring adequate lighting. If you can, try to use a camera with at least 5 megapixels to ensure clear photos – a newer smartphone will have an adequate camera for this purpose. Take your photos horizontally unless necessary for something like a shower, and hold the camera as steady as possible to ensure your photos won’t be blurry. Don’t be afraid to take lots of photos so you’ll have plenty to choose from when you’re uploading the best ones to Mighway.
Snap the bed(s)
Since your vehicle provides a convenient home away from home, show renters what yours has to offer. Give a glimpse at the headspace around the main bed and show off the built-in bunks. If your vehicle has a convertible dining area, be sure to snap pictures of before, with the dining area setup, and after, transformed into a sleeping space.
Whether you have a chef’s traveling kitchen on wheels or a simple space for breakfast prep, let visitors take a short tour of the kitchen. Take a few photos of the range, sink, and microwave, plus show some of the ways that things tuck away while traveling.
Give your renters plenty of lead time to know your storage situation and how to pack for it. What spaces are available to them? Do you have ample kitchen cabinets? Are there onboard items that take up a certain percentage of the storage areas? Think about the details you might like to know if you were renting a vehicle of your own.
If you’ve got a water closet that transforms into a shower stall or a hidden room divider, include some pictures of how that works. This’ll give renters an opportunity to understand better how the space works during travel and camping, and give your vehicle an advantage when it comes to bookings.
Don’t forget to get pictures of your vehicle’s exterior! Not only should you include some shots of the vehicle’s appearance, but open up all the canopies and slide outs to let renters know what’s available. Make a nice setup, including the picnic table, steps, and anything else you might have to show renters what their relaxing evenings on the road can look like.
Look at other listings
If you’re not sure what pictures to take, or how to take them, have a look at some other listings. Think about what they’ve done well, and what they might be missing. For some good examples of photos, have a look at Brent’s Fuso Camper listing, and Grant and Julie’s Bayside listing.