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    How to take great listing photos

    Try these pro tips to help your listing stand out in search results.
    By Airbnb on Dec 17, 2020
    3 min video
    Updated Jul 26, 2022

    Highlights

    • Take photos when you get the most natural light

    • Choose a cover image that best captures your space

    • Discover more in our complete guide to getting ready to host 

    High-quality photos are more important than ever. They capture guests’ attention, help give your listing a boost in Airbnb’s search rankings, and can even help attract more bookings.

    Check out the video above to get tips for taking great listing photos. You can also try these helpful hints:

    • For each image, focus on a key feature of your property and always place the main subject in the center of the frame
    • Find the time of day when your place gets the most direct, natural light—it’ll look warm and welcoming
    • Choose a high-quality image for your cover photo—it’s what guests find first in search results
    • Make sure your cover photo works when cropped into a square for search results
    • Write clear and concise captions for every photo to help set guest expectations
    You can also have a pro showcase your space through Airbnb’s professional photography service.
    Information contained in this article may have changed since publication.

    Highlights

    • Take photos when you get the most natural light

    • Choose a cover image that best captures your space

    • Discover more in our complete guide to getting ready to host 
    Airbnb
    Dec 17, 2020
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