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Ian Barker

Barkinmad Property Photography
What I can bring to the table is not just a photography service but a solution to your photography needs. Since starting in 2001 my photography has evolved considerably from portraits, weddings and events through to more commercial and property based genres. Each has its own individual challenges but the same basic ethos remains. Producing quality photos to excel all client expectations.
For several years I have been working with some of the biggest national estate agencies in the UK, Connells, Palmer Snell, Purple Bricks and Austin Wyatt, and always happy to add more where time allows.
Although based in Bournemouth regular work is undertaken around the country where necessary and exciting new ventures may take me.
Photography is not a point and shoot solution. Even though the properties I photograph don’t move, the image making process still takes some preparation due to lighting conditions, angles and special features. Relationships with people also have to be made to exhume the best visual content material.
As an individual I want people to look at my work and be happy they booked me. I want to be proud that my images are being used to show clients properties in the best possible way and want every shot to be a portfolio shot.
Ian Barker

Stage The Property


Updates From Our Blog


Interior of Your Home


  • Turn on all lamps and lights including oven hood, artwork, and cabinet lights. Replace any burned-out bulbs.
  • Remove pet food, bowls, toys, and scratching posts. Conceal all pets.
  • Conceal cords. They are not attractive.
  • Fireplaces are terrific props and should be turned on if possible. If wood fireplaces are in the home, make sure a fire has been lit prior to filming to ensure it is mature in its development. If it is inconvenient to run either gas or wood-burning fireplaces then do not run them. Decorative candles may also be lit.
  • Fully open all blinds and drapes. Physically close windows before our arrival.
  • Open all doors to rooms that will be included in the tour. This will give an open feeling, ensure that no room is missed, and is vital to a Matterport™ tour for free flow movement.
  • Remove excess children’s toys and limit clutter from children.
  • Bedding, pillows, comforters, and bed skirts should be properly aligned. Make sure closets that will be in the tour are organized and straitened, this includes clothesin the hamper.


  • Clear the kitchen island (if applicable) so the tour shows its spaciousness.
  • Small appliances make counter space disappear. Please remove toasters (ovens and conventional), microwaves, coffeepots, knife blocks, mixers, garbage cans, etc…
  • Clear schedules, menus, children art etc that might be stored on the refrigerator or in the house in general should be removed.


  • All toilet seats should be closed. Shower/bath/hand and all toiletry items should be placed under the sink for the tour.
  • Make sure the linens are clean and orderly.

Exterior of Your Home

  • Please put dogs and cats away along with hoses and trash cans before our arrival.
  • Remove all vehicles from the front of the house and the driveway. If possible park at least 2 houses
    away. If a car is not yours but you know the owner please ask if they can remove their car.
  • Turn on all waterscapes in the yard including jacuzzis, ponds, and waterfalls.
  • Please remove ‘for sale’ sign if present (per Real Estate Board Rules)

“Ian is an approachable and reliable photographer, he is always willing to try and help out with last minute requests where he possibly can. Floorplan and photos are edited and provided back to us quickly and we are happy with quality of images produced. I have no hesitation in recommending Ian.”


owner Winkworth Ferndown

“Five star review from Russell Neal at Leaders LTD. I am a lister for Leaders and Ian’s photo’s are such high quality that they really enhance our new listings and help us let the properties efficiently to the right clients.”

Russell Neal

Lettings Consultant at Leaders LTD

“We couldn’t recommend Ian enough. He has produced some incredible photography, video tours and floorplans and really helps us advertise our properties to the highest standard. No job is too big or too small for him and we are grateful for all his continued support. In the fast paced environment of estate agency Ian has always gotten back to us swiftly and promptly and always assists in meeting clients expectations!”


Connells estate agents

“I’ve known Ian for many years. He’s a talented photographer and all round great guy too. 5/5 stars!”

Tom Claridge

Director & Co-Founder Focal Agent

‘Ian is the Picasso of property photography’



“As an extremely busy Lettings office we need a professional photographer that’s on hand at short notice and flexible too. We have this with Ian! It’s always so easy to communicate with Ian which is an added bonus in such a fast paced industry.”


Leaders Lettings Ltd