photo guidelines

We love receiving photos! We celebrate them on our Summerwood site but also in Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.)

Can't wait to see your finished masterpiece!


If you are eligible for warranty, we ask that photos be submitted within 6 months of the delivery of your product. Additionally the photos should meet the following guidelines:

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  • Photo quality resolution - Minimum 2MB but we suggest you set your camera or smart phone to the highest quality setting.

  • Minimum of 6 photos, including 2-3 of the complete building. We also LOVE receiving constructions shots with people, pets etc.

  • A good mix of interior and exterior shots, as well as close-ups of any interesting options or accessories.

  • A clean, clutter free environment around the building.

  • Focused shots, and please try to avoid shadows.

Nice to have

  • Landscaped area surrounding your building.

  • People using the building. The proud construction crew!

  • Photos of the entire assembly process.

Photo Contest

1st Place
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Don't forget that submitting your completed photos automatically enters you into our annual photo contest, where 1st place receives $250.00, 2nd place receives $150.00 and 3rd place receives $100.00. Not bad for snapping a few photos! For more details, visit our photo contest page.

Photo Tips

Photo guidelines Summerwood
  • Try different angle shots, for example frame the picture so that the unit fills 1/3 of the view.

  • The best time to take a photo is early morning when it is slightly overcast, also late in the afternoon can be a good time. Avoid high noon! If the sun is out, make sure it's at your back for the best effect!

  • Standing on a ladder or chair can provide an interesting perspective and develop a more balanced shot - but be careful not to fall!

  • If you are using flash (recommended if the subject is shadowed) try to avoid having your reflection in the window as the flash will appear in the photo like a big blue dot.

  • Lots of interior shots please!

More on Photo Resolution

In order to produce a photo quality print (600 DPI - dots per inch); you need to make sure that your digital camera is set to its highest image quality setting. Individual image file sizes should be at least 2MB in size.

Ready to submit your photos? Go to submitting your photos.