A few examples of Michael Howard's photography of villas, hotels and developments. Most of this work has been within Portugal, where he has his base in the Algarve.
Michael is probably best known for his photography of properties and resorts in Portugal. His painstaking images greatly increase bookings. Of his work one client wrote “For a villa rental company today professional photography is essential. We have had a big increase in sales for those villas photographed by Mike Howard.”
After a season of poor lettings, one owner, within a fortnight of uploading Michael's pictures, had fully booked his villa for the year and even for several weeks of the following season. Another owner summed it up “Mike’s photos proved to be the best investment we made.”
He is often commissioned to produce credible images from almost impossible subjects such as resorts with building works in progress. His retouching and montage work on new hotels by seamlessly ’planting’ digital gardens, ’filling’ pools or removing bulldozers has helped them to achieve good occupancy in the difficult first years.