Professional Real Estate Photography is consistently receiving top ratings in virtually every online list about the best way best to make money as a professional photographer. The real estate industry is exploding, and consequently, the need for professional real estate photography has also gone up. The point of real estate photography is not to sell houses to people, but it is to show the potential buyer how beautiful and unique the home is to them.
For example, one of my favourite clients is the San Francisco Giants baseball team. Their season ticket holders wish to have real estate photographs of their favourite players, so they ask me to take the photographs with them during home games. I have a good deal of fun doing it, but my primary focus is taking the identical lens on every different photo, so that everything appears uniform. If I were to take the same lens on all of the different photographs, it would look unnatural.
When people come to real estate professional photographers, they want a cohesive photo package. My basic job is to suggest a model, and show the customer how to use their light. Most professional real estate photographers currently use some sort of lighting setup to light their clients. It's just something which makes their photographs more professional looking and visually appealing. I typically won't do the lighting myself unless the client requests it. I think it's important because it shows professionalism.
There are many other aspects of professional real estate photography which I'm not going to touch on here. I can talk extensively about white backgrounds, black backgrounds, and lens choices. But what I'd like to share with you now is the reason why people decide to use a real estate professional photographers to get their real estate photos taken.
There are many advantages to utilizing photographers to take your house buyer's pictures for you. First of all, most photographers will charge you a flat rate fee for the entire photography shoot (not per picture) even if you hire them for a number of diverse visits. Another great advantage to hiring professionals to photograph your home buyers is they already know exactly how to approach each person in your photo shoot, so you will not have to waste time trying to determine how to pose or how to hold someone perfectly.
The last reason that people choose to have their home photos taken by professionals is because the results speak for themselves. You really can see what a great job the photographer did just by taking a look at the photos. When you're trying to advertise your home with real estate photos, selecting a great real estate photographer is definitely the way to go.