14 Real Estate Photography Tips For Beginner Photographers

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Photography was never more relevant than it already is for the marketing of real estate. Marketplaces are gearing up to face the demands and it is excellent news for photographers. But since there is a lot more competition, like any other business, I thought of sharing some of the most useful real estate photography tips with you in this article and also few tips about how to take immeasurable photos.

Let’s get started.

1. HDR photography

hdr 3 images with different lighting conditions

More full shots with a wide-angle camera lens give us a better depth of field and detail. Nowadays, the real estate trend is to use poor quality fisheye lenses to shoot homes. HDR photography is used for three images from the same scene but different lighting combinations with various shutter speeds. The HDR combines these three photos with one, which creates a combination of different lighting and details them.

2. Use Wide-angle lenses

wide angle real estate interior photo

I will always recommend using Wide-angle lenses. The Fisheye lenses not only look absurd, but it also makes the potential buyer uncomfortable. With such a lens that misreports the environment, having a room more extensive than it does not increase the buyer’s appetite. You’ll come to a manor house but look at a shack instead. It’s great to show real pictures of the room properly.

3. Shoot in a natural light with tripod

natural light indoor shoot with tripod

In the shot with natural light, some houses look far more appealing in the tripod to capture clear images. Without a professional flash or a stable hand, natural-light photos may look black and blurred without a tripod. Tripods help the natural light to be used while keeping pictures brilliant at slower shutter speeds.

4. Go for a full-frame camera

full frame digital camera

The main criterion for the purchase of a new full-frame digital camera is the acquisition of a powerful sensor rather than megapixels for a complete picture lens. More large sensors, in particular, imply a better image quality and a less wasteful beam but, above all, a wider field of view to capture your image in more significant space.

5. Enhance the best feature for every room

living room interior image with sky

The primary job of the photographer is to take pictures that show every room’s points-of-sale, whether it’s natural light in the room, in storage, or a little corner nook, which keeps buyers interested in seeing more. The human eye can see the environment in 4:3, but the standard ratio is 16:9 so that the horizontal and sky can be seen as more attractive in our minds.

6. Bringing the pictures to Life

correct the problems in photoshop

We like a neutral color scheme in the sale of houses, for homes to attract more clients. But it’s the brightly colored pops in immobilization that have a good picture. It is essential to portray a room as if you walk through the vacuum. Be vigilant of distortion pictures often do not match the human eye’s vision in a setting and can sometimes reflect extraordinary objects. Make sure that you thoroughly check the photos and correct the problems.

7. Enhance the architectural features

highlighting the architectural feature of the room

A critical problem that frequently occurs with structural elements is the vertical lines of your photographs sometimes bend or move sideways. Lenses are often distorted. Luckily, this can be solved in Photoshop when you know what to look.

8. Carefully organize the vacant space

drone shoot

Vacant lots are difficult for an agent to take photos. They may contain incredible characteristics that improve their role in a variety of ways. Such features seem challenging to display in real estate photographs. Think of drone photography for your listing if this estate is enormous. Include photos and drone images of the area to show the site aerial view, wherever practicable.

9. No external photographs

No exterior shoot

I recommend that you don’t take too many external pictures of an apartment. You only have one first image to capture a customer’s attention, and a standard construction image can’t achieve this. In general, I believe that the buyer’s internal object bias is involuntary. If there is a disaster in an apartment and a lot of work is needed, then there will only be outside pictures, and this is what I expect from seeing an external lead photo. 

10. Put yourself in clients’ shoes

real estate photographer talking to a client

You have the most efficient photographic tools for the eyes. If your viewpoint is not right, moving meters to either side could make a big difference. You can tell whether you’ve got the photo correctly or if it’s a different view. The aesthetics and structure of your images must be taken into account. Until receiving a picture, try wearing potential clients ‘ boots. What do they want to see? What are the areas of the estate more interesting?

11. Meaningful editing

graphic designer deleting unwanted objects in photoshop

It is difficult to photograph an entire room in condos, historic homes, and other small areas simultaneously. Space should be used to get the perfect angle and flame through the doors by pushing the furniture to the whole area. To make the pictures more attractive, you can also crop items like gaps, furnishings, or paintings from the image.

12. Focus on the utility of the space

a focused kitchen

It is now time to arrange your camera so that once you have determined what your photos show, you will get a balancing and orderly composition. It needs an internal logic that demonstrates what consumers want to see. For example, if the kitchen is designed to be the main space, make sure you take images showing the capability and position of the kitchen clearly.

13. Take care of the small details

photographer shooting indoor

Use the right camera settings & equipment mount for indoor photos, especially in a smaller home. Using UV and reflection filters for free films on sunny days. Sometimes specific details are skipped if the object requires too much illumination. It can prevent over-exposure from using these lens coverings. Take care to use the lamps and light fittings of your light source. The best natural light and artificial light should not be mixed, as far as possible.

14. Go for manual mode

camera settings

When necessary, manually set the ISO and shutter speed. Do not focus on automatic configuration if you want a truly professional outcome. A little learning can go a long way when it comes to photography.


Following these useful real estate photograph tips will help your clients take their property listing to the next stage with high-quality, carefully captured photos. Make it possible to distinguish property with the right equipment and use local weather patterns and photogenic functions. Use editing software and use a lighting specialist or adjust the images after taking photos. Pair them with full listings, and you can attract buyers in no time.

Did I forget to mention any useful tip? Do let me know in the comments below.

Also, if you are looking to outsource real estate photo editing services, connect with us at info@plexail.com.

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