My name is Elsa and I ran into your website today as I was doing some research on the startup of a real estate photography business. I am 19 years old and I want to get this going as soon as possible. The earlier the better right. it would be really great if you could give me some insight as to what camera I should use and if it's worth buying the more expensive camera. I have been doing some research on the market around me and it seems there is not a large amount of competition but it is there.
First of all with real estate photography you should first think about wide-angle lenses because they are a more important than the camera body you choose. Here are some factors that can help you decide where to start:
If one chooses the Canon 10-18mm as a wide-angle lens here are a couple of alternative DSLR bodies to go with it depending on what your budget is:
In conclusion: my recommendation would be the Canon T6i and 10-18mm if you can afford it. Remember that there are many other expenses involved in getting started in real estate photography. Things like, tripod, tripod head, flashes, flash triggers, Lightroom software, extra batteries, memory cards, insurance etc. Expect to spend $2,000 to $3,000 for startup costs.