Photography

Having the right pictures attached to your submission is vital to getting your item rented. In fact, it’s just as important as getting the year / make / model or architectural style correct. Don’t let that scare you though! As long as you have a digital camera or camera phone, our simple guidelines will help you put your best foot forward and get your item rented.

BASIC TIPS

Know the camera angles required for your submission.

Scroll down this page and reference the Category Requirements section to learn what viewpoints are needed for your item.

Stage the photo and remove distractions.
Clean your location or item and eliminate normal background objects such as paperwork, clothing, pets and people.

Vehicle Before and After Removing Distractions with X and Check (800x312)
Locations Before and After Removing Distractions with X and Check (800x312)

Consider the lighting.
Pay attention to how much light you have and where it’s coming from. If you’re shooting outdoors, be careful not to take photos of your item when the sun is directly behind it. If you can’t avoid the sun, use the camera’s flash to fill in Shadows.

Vehicle Lighting Good vs Bad with X and Check (800x260)
Watercraft Lighting Good vs Bad with X and Check (800x260)
Locations Lighting Good vs Bad with X and Check (800x260)

Use the 2/3 rule.
Consistently position your camera at the same height and distance from your item so that your item fills 2/3 of your camera’s view finder / screen in each photo.

Aircraft Two Thirds Rule Example (800x282)

Heavy Equipment Two Thirds Rule Example (800x282)

Orient your camera in the same direction.
Either take all photos of your item with a portrait / vertical alignment OR in a landscape / horizontal alignment. Do not submit a combination of both orientation types for the same item.

Orient all Horizontal Example
Orient all Vertical Example
Do Not Orient a Combination of Vertical and Horizontal Images Example

Don’t use filters.
Avoid using filters such as sepia, black and white, or other colors.

Aircraft No Filters Example (800x308)
Locations No Filters Example (800x307)
Watercraft No Filters Example (800x320)

CATEGORY REQUIREMENTS

Vehicles: Include exterior pictures of each side, front and back. If applicable, also include interior pictures of the dashboard (as seen from the driver’s side) and backseat.

Vehicle Category Requirement Example Photos

Locations: Include exterior pictures of the entire property from the street, of the back of the property from the yard / alley / etc, of the street from the front door (this is not a photo of the location, but a photo as if you were looking out your front door) and interior pictures of each room available for use.  If applicable, also include outdoor areas available for use.

Loations Category Requirement Examples

Watercraft: Include exterior pictures of each side, front and back. If applicable, also include pictures of the helm, deck and each room available for use.

Watercraft Category Requirement Example Photos

Aircraft: Include exterior pictures of each side, front and back. If applicable, also include interior pictures of the cockpit, fuselage and other areas available for use.

Aircraft Category Requirement Photos

Heavy Equipment: Include exterior pictures of each side, front and back. If applicable, also include a picture from the view of the driver’s / operator’s seat.

Heavy Equipment Category Requirement Example Photos

Everything Else: Include exterior pictures of each side, front and back.  If applicable, also include pictures of the top, bottom and interior.

Everything Else Category Requirement Examples

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Ensure all items are oriented top up.

If you need help rotating your images, check out these external links for Windows and Mac operating systems.

Bicycle Correct Top Up Orientation (800x325)
Locations Correct Top Up Orientation (800x450)

Resize photos for online viewing.
All photos must be 1MB or less in size.  The ideal dimensions are 800 px by 600 px, although this is not a requirement. Thumbnail or very small images will not be accepted.

If you need help resizing your images, check out these external links for Windows and Mac operating systems.

Watercraft Resize for Online Viewing
Over 1MB Resize for Online Viewing
Locations Resize for Online Viewing (800x506)