Photography Tips

Knowledge is Key!

Say goodbye to smartphone photos. Say hello to sleek, professional images.

We all know how easy it is to snap a photo directly from our phones. With all the sophisticated smartphones out there, you would think that a simple iPhone or Android photo would suffice. However, in reality, the quality of a phone photo (no matter how awesome your phone is) doesn't compare to the quality you get from a professional camera. And with Photoshop, edit apps, and filters, it’s crucial to develop skills that take your service from average to premium.

Remember, you’re a professional now! And being a good photographer is a fundamental component of your success. It's important to take time to research cameras that not only fit your budget but fit who you are as a RE professional.

Lucky for you, we’ve done a lot of that research for you and put together a list of tips for taking amazing photos of your listings, plus resources to help you choose the best equipment.


Using a Tripod

To obtain the clearest, sharpest, most luminous images, try using a tripod. This tool will not only heighten the quality of your photos, especially when you have poor lighting but will take some of the work out of the process for you. This can make all the difference.

Check out our list of the 10 Best Tripods!

Finding The Perfect Angle

Think like a professional photographer and get creative when choosing the angles you take photos at. Each angle can highlight the room in a different way, so try multiple shots until you find the perfect one. You don’t always have to photograph the interior of the room from the corner. Instead, try taking one through open doors or from the ceiling down or the stairs up. Have a little fun with the camera and give potential buyers an artistic view of the home.

Real Estate Photo Editing: Using the Right Filter

Listing photos can come off dull and trite. But never fear! There are numerous editing and filter options to brighten, warm, or cool your photos. From lackluster to eye-catching, use these recommendations to help give your photos the boost they need.

From Warm to Cool

From Dull to Vibrant

Choosing the Right Camera & Buying Wide-Angle Lenses

Choosing a camera designed for real estate photography is key to your success! We recommend a full-frame camera, which is perfect for your home shoots but suggest steering clear of cameras with cropped sensors as they do not allow a lot of light in. If you are able to find one that allows you to change out lenses, you open yourself up to a world of possibilities, including the use of a wide-angle lens to help open up each room of the home. There are plenty of options that will fit your needs and your budget. Check out some of our favorites below.

Our chosen 5 best cameras for real estate agents

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Camera


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


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Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera


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


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


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