Shooting More Real Estate

In my day job I shoot real estate photography and am the Creative Director for a real estate company here in Calgary, Canada. I shoot all their photos, videos and take care of the social media side of things. When I was living in the Pacific North West I was shooting weddings full time and real estate part time, however the insane winters in Calgary do not really allow that haha. Now those rolls have been switched. I have decided to increase my load of real estate photography by offering an after hours & weekend service to Calgary agents and people wishing to list there own homes. I am not sure how much business I will do, but I figure it is worth a try. πŸ™‚

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Thank you for stopping by, Rob

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  1. I love your site and all your work! I am just starting out in the photography business. I was reading Zach Arias’ book which stated that sometimes when getting started real estate is a great route to go for experience and some money for equipment etc. What are your views since obviously you have so much experience on this topic. Thanks!

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    1. Hello Amadeuspicasso, thank you very much regarding my work. As far as getting started in Real Estate photography, yes I think it would be a good idea. As long as you have the right equipment for the job, it’s not that hard. I am not sure what kind of gear you have, so if I am telling you stuff you already know please forgive me. Make sure you have wide angle zoom (like a Canon 17-40mm) & a good tripod. I’d suggest shooting HDR’s so you see out the windows and fill in all the shadows, in my experience this is a much better approach than using flash.

      Getting clients when you first start out doing this can be difficult! Most realtors already have photographers they are using, so make sure your sample photos are really good! To get sample photos ask one of your friends with the nice’est house to take pictures of their place (that’s what I did). I also went into some big hotel’s conference rooms to get some shots haha. The hotel and conference rooms are not ideal, but you’ll get some good shots, you just have to do it fast before anyone notices you haha.

      I’d suggest putting together a little sample site using a WordPress or blogger template and then send that around to as many agents as you can. I just looked up agents email address off their websites in my area and made a massive list. I also put adds up on Craigslist.com

      If you would like some ideas on how to compose your shots visit my real estate photography site http://RealEstatePhotos4u.com

      Well I hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions and I’ll be happy to help. GOOD LUCK! πŸ™‚

      Rob

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      1. Thank you so much for all your help and the tips! Never expected to get so much advice from an experienced photographer. I will make sure I take all of that into consideration and will check out the site for ideas and inspiration. Thank you again.

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