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How Do New Shooters Get Better, Quicker?

Danny, in New Orleans, LA writes: “I’m a new shooter and have gotten pretty lucky in my first few months of doing real estate photography in regard to getting clients. I’m not as good as I want to be, though. I'd really like to make photos like those winning photos on PFRE’s contests! Now that […]
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How Important Are Twilight Exteriors to Your Photography?

Drew in Mackay, Australia writes: “I'm really interested in doing twilight exterior shots and have just recently started practicing on my own house. My clients haven’t really asked me to do them as part of their listings but I’m thinking that it might be a way of providing an extra service that sets me apart […]

Do I Really Need to Be Shooting in RAW?

Author: Tony Colangelo Sandy from Port St. Lucie, FL, writes: “I’m new to real estate photography and I’m trying to wrap my head around so many things. I’ve watched a few YouTube videos where different people say that for real estate photography, you don’t really need to shoot in RAW because the image is only […]

Overcoming Fear & Confusion for the New Real Estate Photographer

As with any new endeavor, when we get into real estate photography, the first challenge is that we don’t know what we don’t know--and our early efforts tend to show it! It’s understandable that poor results are likely to happen in the beginning and we take solace in our commitment to do better at the […]

What’s Your Preferred Camera Height for the Exterior "Hero" Shot?

Robin, from New Bedford, MA writes: “When I go through the Flickr group, I see some people shooting exteriors from a low camera height and others who seem to put their camera much higher--like on a pole or something like that. Do you have a suggestion about what is the best camera height for exterior […]

How Do You Know If You’re Getting Better?

Author: Tony Colangelo Here's a very interesting question from Jenny, in Prince George, BC, who asks: I am a new real estate photographer working in a small town where agents just seem to be getting used to the idea of pro photography instead of taking their own shots. Anyway, I know this is going to […]

Real Estate Photography Video Course - by Andrew Pece

Andrew Pece has released a new real estate photography video course.  Here's what Andrew has to say about it: Most of the images in the course are shot with a single Speedlight (although I do encourage them to purchase larger lighting units in the gear section). I designed the course so photographers at any level […]

"Ask The Guys" Feature of the Shooting Spaces Podcast

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By: larry
Rich and Brian want to highlight the Ask The Guys feature of their Shooting Spaces podcast. Now that we are just over 4 months into the podcast, we are really making an effort to push our Ask The Guys feature. This feature was inspired by the Ask Drone U podcast that does something similar with […]

Advice on How to Get Started in the Real Estate Photography Business

By: larry
Darrin from the east Los Angeles area says: As a new real estate photographer just starting my business, I'm still learning what real estate associations are, how the real estate industry works, etc. So I'm literally at step 1. I'm wondering what are the most effective ways of getting my first clients. Should I beat […]

Eight Resources for Learning Real Estate Photography - This Blog's Mission

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I was just putting up a link at the top of the blog that links to the "8 Resources Page" when I realized that I've never explained the page, so here's the explanation. The mission of this blog is as it says up on the banner "Helping Real Estate Photographers Be Successful". The 8 resources […]
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