Posts filed under Photographs

Drone Photographs—12714 N Duggins Road, Dunlap :: Peoria, Illinois, Drone Aerial Photographer

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

This week brought a beautiful home in Dunlap, Illinois (just north of Peoria), onto my calendar. With the home, two outbuildings, and a pond on the five-acre property, drone photographs give this real estate listing the showcasing it needs.

Amy Vonachen with RE/MAX Traders Unlimited has the listing. Watch for photographs of the interior on this site soon.

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Posted on April 7, 2017 and filed under Photographs.

Interior Photographs—11220 N Park Ridge Road, Princeville :: Peoria, Illinois, Real Estate Photographer

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

The other day I shared drone photographs of this home's exterior. Now here's a peek inside this stunning home in Princeville, Illinois, just north of Peoria.

Three spacious bedrooms and bathrooms in nearly 3,300 square feet of living space. The basement includes a wet bar area, wood burning stove, and a sweet home theater room. A large deck off the first floor makes this a great home for entertaining. And it's just minutes away from beautiful Jubilee College State Park.

Brett Williams in Peoria has the listing.

Interior stairway detail photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior stairway detail photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior living room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior living room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior dining room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior dining room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior dining area and kitchen photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior dining area and kitchen photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior dining area and kitchen photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior dining area and kitchen photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior dining room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior dining room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior dining room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior dining room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior study photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior study photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior master bedroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior master bedroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior master bedroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior master bedroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior master bathroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior master bathroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior master bathroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior master bathroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior master bathroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior master bathroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior home theater photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior home theater photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior bar and rec area photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior bar and rec area photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Posted on March 31, 2017 and filed under Photographs.

Drone Photographs—11220 N Park Ridge, Princeville :: Peoria, Illinois, Drone Aerial Photographer

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

[Drone photography] really sets you apart and shows you’re trying to do something different from the pack.
— Liza Mendez, Realtor

Attracting buyers to your listing is always a challenge. With so many properties available online, how do you get buyers to click on your home's listing?

Aerial imagery will become increasingly popular this year. To help central Illinois agents and homeowners better market their properties for sale, I'm adding drone photography and videography services. This home in Princeville, Illinois, just north of Peoria, was an excellent candidate for some spectacular aerial images. Getting the camera off the ground is the only way to make these kinds of pictures.

To create these photographs, I used a DJI Mavic Pro. Although practically a drone, DJI markets this quadcopter as a "flying camera." And, as you can see, it works very well for that task.

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Pole aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Pole aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

While the first three photographs were made with the drone, this last image wasn't taken from the sky. I mounted my camera on a painter's pole and made the picture that way, a technique called "pole aerial photography" (or PAP in the lingo). The camera sits atop the pole and is remotely controlled with an app on my phone.

One of my boys joined me on a shoot recently and took a couple pictures of me using the pole while I photographed a building (see below). He likes to call it my giant selfie stick.

Demonstrating pole aerial photography technique for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Demonstrating pole aerial photography technique for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Whether with the pole or from 200 feet up with the drone, these are the kinds of images that can help you attract buyers when you're selling your home. If you're in central Illinois (Bloomington/Normal, Springfield, Peoria), please drop me a line if you're interested in exploring drone photography for your listing.

And, yes, I am certified by the FAA, properly insured, and authorized to fly in the Class G airspace around Princeville—since you asked.

Posted on March 29, 2017 and filed under Photographs.

Property Photographs—2002 W Delray Drive :: Peoria, Illinois, Real Estate Photographer

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

UPDATE (4/17/2017): This lovely home went under contract after just 13 days on the market. Once again, professional staging and professional photography make a difference.

Super clean, remodeled throughout, and move-in ready on the upper west side of Peoria. Three bedrooms and three bathrooms with an attractive open living room/dining room/kitchen area upstairs. Christine Goodman has the listing and all of the details are on Realtor.com: 2002 W Delray Dr, Peoria, IL, 61614.

I used the drone for the aerials of the front and rear exterior views. These give the home a unique perspective that helps it stand out as shoppers are browsing through listings.

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Exterior home drone aerial photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior living room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior living room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior living room and dining room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior living room and dining room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior dining room and kitchen photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior dining room and kitchen photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior kitchen photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior kitchen photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior master bedroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior master bedroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior master bathroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior master bathroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior bedroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior bedroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior master bathroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior master bathroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior family room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior family room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Posted on March 27, 2017 and filed under Photographs.

Property Photographs — 1824 California Road, Pekin :: Peoria, Illinois, Real Estate Photographer

Exterior home photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Exterior home photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Want privacy and space in the country but easy access to urban amenities? This could be your next home.

This Victorian-styled home features a country-contemporary interior with four bedrooms and a spacious finished basement. Beautiful hardwood floors and light oak details throughout. And it's located just minutes from Pekin, Morton, and Peoria.

Before I came in for photography, Elaine Goslin and Cheryl McGuire from Turning Point Spaces staged and styled the home. I appreciated their design work on another Peoria home I photographed last year—you can see they do a fine job.

Chris Augspurger in Morton, IL, has the listing. See more photos and full details at Realtor.com: 1824 California Road, Pekin, IL 61554.

Interior living room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior living room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior home office and dining room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior home office and dining room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior home office photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior home office photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior dining room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior dining room photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior kitchen photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior kitchen photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior bedroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior bedroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior bedroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior bedroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior hallway and stair rail detail photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior hallway and stair rail detail photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior master bedroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Interior master bedroom photograph for real estate :: Illinois Home Photography by Michael Gowin, Lincoln, IL

Posted on January 26, 2017 and filed under Photographs.

Staging Photographs — Peoria, Illinois, Interior Photographer

Living room home interior detail photograph :: Illinois Home Photography, Lincoln, IL

Living room home interior detail photograph :: Illinois Home Photography, Lincoln, IL

Here's a project I recently photographed for stager and designer Tracy Molendi.

This home was being prepped for sale and needed a complete overhaul—paint, flooring, design, appliances—everything. Tracy worked with the homeowners to create an attractive space that would attract a buyer, and she's done a superb job. I came in to document Tracy's work for her design portfolio.

Aaron Miller has listing details on Realtor.com: 100 E Maywood Street, Morton, IL 61550.

Dining room home interior photograph ::  Illinois Home Photography, Lincoln, IL

Dining room home interior photograph ::  Illinois Home Photography, Lincoln, IL

Home office interior photograph ::  Illinois Home Photography, Lincoln, IL

Home office interior photograph ::  Illinois Home Photography, Lincoln, IL

Dining room and living room home interior photograph ::  Illinois Home Photography, Lincoln, IL

Dining room and living room home interior photograph ::  Illinois Home Photography, Lincoln, IL

Family room home interior photograph ::  Illinois Home Photography, Lincoln, IL

Family room home interior photograph ::  Illinois Home Photography, Lincoln, IL

Family room home interior photograph ::  Illinois Home Photography, Lincoln, IL

Family room home interior photograph ::  Illinois Home Photography, Lincoln, IL

Living room home interior detail photograph ::  Illinois Home Photography, Lincoln, IL

Living room home interior detail photograph ::  Illinois Home Photography, Lincoln, IL

Kitchen home interior photograph ::  Illinois Home Photography, Lincoln, IL

Kitchen home interior photograph ::  Illinois Home Photography, Lincoln, IL

Posted on January 12, 2017 and filed under Photographs.