Simple Step by Step Guide to Real Estate Photography

Capture, import, edit, export, market, SUCCEED. Simple steps to an exciting career in Real Estate Photography. Everything you need to know from camera basics to marketing your business in simple PDF and video tutorials to make learning easy and jumpstart this exciting career.



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Real estate photography is a growing industry. With 90 percent of people searching the internet for real estate, real estate agents know in order to present themselves as a professional, they need to hire a professional photographer to take pictures of the property. That's where we come in! In order to become a real estate photographer you need to know where to start and what to expect. The Real Estate Photography Course will guide you on everything you need to know to do real estate photography. A career in real estate photography is very exciting! You will get to make your own hours, be your own boss, see amazing properties, and meet new people. We have created a course for you that is very easy to use and can be done at your own pace, from the comfort of your home. This course is designed for all levels of photographers including beginners! No camera or photography skills are needed as you will learn exactly everything you need to know to become a real estate photographer.

What you will learn in this course:

  • Equipment for real estate photography: including camera, lens, tripod, and computer programs needed.
  • Understand how cameras work and how to use your camera in manual mode.
  • How to set up your equipment at the property.
  • What angles to shoot at and what needs to be featured in the home.
  • Workflow and how to import and edit your photo shoot.
  • Editing your photos in Lightroom and Photoshop.
  • How to create HDR images in LR Enfuse and Photomatix.
  • Exporting and delivering your photos to the real estate agent.
  • Running and marketing your business.

Once you have completed this course you can start your career in real estate photography, architectural photography, interior photography, whatever you want to call yourself... You can be assured that you will love what you do if you have an interest in real estate and have always wanted to start your own business.


Benefits of this Course

Step By Step Help

Watch the videos. Download the PDF guides. If you have any questions we are always here to help.

Learn From Someone With Experience

I’m a photographer, home stager, entrepreneur, teacher, and a mom. 8 + years helping properties look their best.

Anywhere Access

Your class never expires so you can learn where and when you like.

Watch Your Work Transform

From regular photos of real estate into a piece of art ready to market the property. Create amazing, high dynamic range (HDR) photos that will transform a property.


What is a Career in Real Estate Photography like?

Being a real estate photographer is a very exciting career to get into. You see so many different properties. Some are surrounded by forest, some are gorgeous waterfront properties, some homes are worth millions and some are your average home. There are times when you are super busy and have 2-3 listings in a day and there are times when it’s a bit slower and you focus on the “other” part of running your business. You are in charge of doing your own invoices, marketing, and keeping a great reputation with clients. For the most part I usually get a couple days notice about a future property, but sometimes you get under 24 hours notice. The good thing is you can work around your own availability, but also have to organize with the agent and homeowner. You have a short deadline to get the photos back to real estate agents...usually within 24-48 hours depending on when the real estate agent needs to get the home on the market. In our fast paced market in this area I usually have the photos back to the agent that night. The part that works best for me is the fact that I get to edit the photos from the convenience of my home, and being a mom that is a huge perk for me!

Course Creator

My name is Nicki Bested and I started working in the real estate field in 2008 as a home stager in the Windsor, Ontario area in Canada. I'm a mom of 3 young kids and needed a career that was flexible, and where I could work from home if needed. In the last few years the need for real estate photographers has grown as more and more people are searching the internet for homes. Real estate agents know that they need to compete with other realtors in the area and are looking for professionals to capture the property as best as possible. Once I realized the demand for real estate photographers in the area, I decided to learn photography. I have an eye for detail and design and take the extra time to make sure the property looks its best for real estate photos. I'm always looking to further my expertise in the area of photography (specializing in real estate) and make sure the course is up to date as well. I absolutely love my career as a real estate photographer and I'm excited to share my knowledge with future students.