Every week, we ask a real estate professional for their Short List, a collection of tips and recommendations on an essential topic in real estate. This week, we talked with Herb Meyer, a real estate agent and professional photographer, for his tips on great real estate photography.
5. The most important tip for real estate photos is using the proper photographic equipment! You’ll need a digital camera, of course (preferably one capable of shooting 11 megapixels or more), but a full-frame, wide-angle lens is essential as well, along with a strobe and tripod.
4. Shooting photos of interiors must include the proper staging of each room, with excellent lighting and no clutter; also, photos must always focus at the wall angle.
3. Take multiple shots of the same image to prevent over- or under-exposed photos.
2. Set your camera image size to JPEG/raw, and keep one thing in mind – three megapixels should be the maximum size for your Internet listings.
1. Finally, if you’re in doubt, use a professional!
Herb Meyer has been a real estate agent for 10 years, working with residential and commercial clients. Herb has also been a professional photographer for 20-plus years. At the present time, he has incorporated his photography experience with real estate, and provides a valuable service to agents, brokers and builders by providing them with real estate photographs for their listings. You can view my his work here.