Archive for the 'Real Estate Photography 101' Category

Getting Started Shooting Real Estate with a Sony A6xxx

January 15th, 2019

?Karen in Sunriver, OR says: I’m a licensed agent and general contractor in California; although I currently live in Sunriver, OR. Since the passing of my husband a few years ago, and needing to support myself, I am looking to switch gears. I’ve always had a good eye for design, have an appreciation for real […]

What Is a Good Camera Body for Getting Started in Real Estate Photography?

January 6th, 2019

Kevin in Arizona asks: I’m just getting into real estate photography and love your website. I’m deciding on a low cost entry level camera. Canon has the SL2 refurb on sale for $400, which is the least expensive camera they have in stock that is sufficient and has good Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) features. My […]

First Steps for Getting Started in Real Estate Photography

July 8th, 2018

Jessica in California says: I am a real estate agent and just started to shoot interior images for my listings. I am practicing ISO, exposure, and aperture. Any advise you can give me would be appreciated. The first step when you are getting started is to understand the various approaches to interior photography and decide which […]

The Norwegian Version of What Real Estate Agents Need to Know about Photography

July 6th, 2018

Thanks to Trine Bretteville at for translating, What Real Estate Agents Need to Know about Photography into Norwegian. With the addition of Norwegian, this free resource of real estate agents is now available in eight languages: English, Russian, German, Italian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Spanish, and Norwegian. Click here to download this e-book in any of these […]

Recommended Gear To Get Started In Real Estate Photography

January 25th, 2017

As a follow up to some of the input I got on my post about what readers would like to see me change on the blog, I’m updating my page where I recommend gear for people getting started in real estate photography. The new page is here. The suggestion was that rather than recommending just […]

Wayne Capili’s Presentation On Getting Started In Real Estate Photography

December 30th, 2016

Last week on Christmas eve Wayne Capili posted this little Spark presentation on Facebook about getting started in real estate photography. While I’ve done posts about Wayne’s real estate gear before I think this little presentation is important because:

Starting In Real Estate Photography Without Using Flash

November 16th, 2016

Fred in Florida asks: I am at the very early stages of studying RE photography as a second career. My plan is to start off by shooting lower end homes while I study to acquire the knowledge and skill  for shooting higher end homes. So how important it is to start off using strobes and […]

Getting Started In Real Estate Photography For The Least Cost

July 14th, 2016

This subject has been one of the most popular subjects here on the PFRE blog for many years. Here is what I used to recommend. But over the last year or so things have changed. I feel the need to rewrite my recommendations. Here are the ground rules: Don’t fool around with SmartPhones or non-interchangeable […]

What Are Real Estate Listing Agents Concerns When Hiring A Photographer?

January 28th, 2016

Jamie who is just starting out in real estate photography in Seattle asks: When working with new agents do you have any recommendations of questions to ask the agent? In my limited experience every agent has different expectations and I want to ensure that I’m delivering images that meet and/or exceed their expectations. Here are […]

Sony A6000: The PFRE Product Of The Year

January 1st, 2016

Over the last several months I’ve become so convinced that the revolution that we’ve been seeing with the mirrorless cameras coming out of Sony is a very significant development in photographic gear. Wayne Capili introduced us last September to the Sony A6000 and 12 mm Rokinon lens in his insightful guest post. And he has been showing […]

Explanation Of Real Estate Photo Licensing For Agents

December 29th, 2015

Eric in Southern California asked for the following: I’ve been looking through the site for a basic simple explanation on copyrights and usage for real estate agents to understand. I’ve been a photographer for most of my life and doing real estate photos for about eight years and in working with several different agents in […]

Don’t Charge For Real Estate Photography Until Your Verticals are Vertical

December 7th, 2015

Recently my wife Levi (a Realtor for 26 years) erupted in laughter at her computer and showed me these photos on an email flyer she for a listing in Tacoma, WA. What my wife was laughing about is the row of little photos along the bottom that all have wacky verticals. When you line them […]

Choosing Gear To Get Started in Real Estate Photography For Least the Cost

December 2nd, 2015

Note: I’m taking a vacation break through the end of next week so during that time, starting today, I’ll be reposting some of the most popular PFRE posts of all time.  The underlying assumption here is that you want to get started with the lowest possible cost. First some general principles:

The Spanish Version Of What Real Estate Agents Need To Know About Photography

March 31st, 2015

Thanks to Manu Luque at in Torrevieja, Spain the free PFRE e-book, What Real Estate Agents Need To Know About Photography is now available in Spanish. With the addition of Spanish this free resource for real estate agents is now available in 7 languages (English, Russian, German, Italian, Ukrainian, Croatian and Spanish). Click here […]

What Real Estate Agents Need To Know About Photography

July 22nd, 2014

Because Scott Hudspeth invited me to speak next Tuesday at his real estate agent Mastermind webinar. I decided to update what I used to call the Realtors Photo Guide. I’ve changed the name of this free ebook that I give away on the blog (the white Free Download ad on the left side-bar). I changed the […]