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Knowledge is Key: All Things Photography

Say goodbye to smartphone photos, say hello to new and improved, sleek and professional.

We all know how easy it is to snap a photo directly from our phones. With all the high-quality smartphones out there, you would think that a simple iPhone or Android photo will suffice. However, in reality, the quality you get from a real camera doesn’t compare to the low quality (no matter how awesome your phone is) of a cellphone. In today’s digital world, we are extremely visual. With photoshop, edit apps, filters, it’s now so simple to tell now what’s premium vs. average.

Remember, you’re a professional now! And being a good photographer is a fundamental component of your success, and of course, your biz. Take the time to research cameras that not only fit your budget but fit who you are as a RE professional. Luckily for you, we’ve done a lot of that research for you, you will need to take the action. No pun intended.

We’ve gathered tips on what we find it vital when taking photos of the interior and exterior of homes, along with additional links to help you choose the best equipment.

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Using a Tripod

Using a tripod will result in magic. To obtain the clearest, sharpest, and most luminous images, a tripod will only amplify your photos especially when you have poor lighting conditions. Equipment like this can only heighten the quality of your photos, and these technical characteristics truly make a difference.

We’ve listed our favorite 10 Best Tripods. Take a look!

Finding The Perfect Angle

Finding the perfect angle of shooting takes creativity. We know you’re not a professional photographer, but it helps if you act the part! You don’t always have to Gphotograph the interior of the room from the corner, photos can look stiff. Try creating more interesting, unusual angles. Perhaps it’s of the doors opening or from the ceiling down, or the stairs up. It’s okay to trial an error, and have a little fun with the camera. Viewers will see it from an artistical angle, not a boring standpoint.

Real Estate Photo Editing: Using the Right Filter

Real estate photos can often look dull and trite. There are numerous editing and filter options to brighten, warm or cool your photos. From lifeless to life, use these recommendations to help give your photos the lift it needs.

From Warm to Cool

From Dull to Vibrant

Choosing the Right Camera & Buying Wide-Angle Lenses

Choosing the best camera for real estate photography is key to your success! Keep your eyes peeled for full-frame cameras which will be perfect for your home shoots. Knowing that a cropped sensor camera won’t hold a lot of light. While full-frame cameras are your best bet, not everyone has access to afford such an amenity. Know that there are other options available that won’t break your wallet. Try to find interchangeable lenses so you can take it to the pro-level. The main task of a photographer is to move around the object quickly and cover maximum space, so with wide-angle lenses, they will visually enlarge the room and create that comfortable and inviting look.

Our chosen 5 best cameras for real estate agents

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Camera

$397.99

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Fujifilm X-T20 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XF18-55mmF2.8-4.0 R LM OIS Lens-Silver

$999.00

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Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera

$749

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Nikon COOLPIX P1000 16.7 Digital Camera with 3.2" LCD, Black

$996.95

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Canon EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR with EF-S 18-55mm is STM Lens - Wi-Fi and NFC Enabled (Renewed)

$549.00

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