As the old saying goes, ‘a picture paints a thousand words’. At All Crane Sales, we like to present our consigned equipment to the best of our abilities and photos play a big role in achieving it. Buyers are far more likely to enquire about a crane they can clearly see.
We have developed this guide to assist you in taking great photos to complement your listing. Here are some of the main things you should keep in mind when taking photos:
Ensure the immediate area around the plant is clear and unobstructed. Avoid showing other vehicles, plant, people or distractions in the photo. The reasoning is simple, other items/people visually distract.
Take a photo from directly in front and behind, not angled but in-line with the plant.
Photos from the side need to directly perpendicular to the plant. Take these from both the driver and passenger sides as most equipment has features unique to each side and the condition needs to be evident.
Diagonal from the front, like Example #1 below, at roughly 45 degrees.
Inside cabin/s – these are best taken from an overview perspective, not close up as this doesn’t show enough.
Take close up photos of the hour meter/s and the odometer gauge, this is a mandatory requirement.
A clear photo of the tyre tread condition, multiple photos if tyres are differing conditions.
Photos of all accessories that are not attached to the equipment
Email servers have limitations with the amount of attachments they allow. Often 10mb of attachments per email is a common limit. If you’ve managed your photos as described above you will only need to send a couple of emails.
Use our consign form – Click here to upload photos
Online cloud storage. If you have a cloud storage account, like Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive, upload your photos and send us a link so we can download them.
USB stick. Another option would be to load your photos onto a USB stick and mail it, deliver it to us or let us know it’s ready and if we’re in your area we’ll collect it.
The following photos are both good and bad examples of real sales photos. Please read the dot points underneath each example to understand what works and what doesn’t. This practical guide will help you understand what works best.
Disclaimer: We have in preparing this document used our best endeavours to ensure the information contained is true and accurate but accept no responsibility and disclaim all liability in respect to any errors, omissions, inaccuracies or misstatements contained. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries to verify the information contained in this document.