Real estate photography is a reliable staple as a source of income for many photographers. The commercial applications of quality real estate imagery are self-explanatory and if you're just getting involved, this video is here to help you with the basics.
Brought to us via Benjamin Jaworskyj, he breaks down a number of simple steps that can help us to shoot better architecture or real estate images either for commercial or personal use. This is an area of photography that is always in demand in some form or another. While many larger commercial projects and now looking for drone imagery to amp up their presentation, strong real estate imagery is always need and is always marketable.
Whether it's basic images for use in a simple property listing or a larger commercial project needing images for an advertising campaign (think hotels, vacation rentals, or even Airbnb rooms), higher quality images can command a higher price point. Jaworskyj's point about treating images like a landscape and being aware of foreground elements is a good opportunity to get a bit creative and bring some artistry into something that you may think as basic or boring. A skill worth honing is the ability to create a scene or desire to visit a location (or possibly purchase a property).
While these tips may be introductory, they can help set the stage for new business or a side hustle for some additional spending money. At the end of the day, it's the basics steps that tend to make the most difference. Furthermore, foundations in real estate photography may lead to larger architectural creative images by training your eye to see images in a manmade scene. Are there any basic tips that you've found useful? Have you ever shot real estate or architecture images for that matter?