Real Estate Photography Creativity

One of the most enjoyable parts of photographing a vacant house and a job without time constraints is the ability to be creative without the direction of the homeowner or realtor.

After shooting this kitchen, I decided to spend a few more minutes shooting brackets of the room.  While the HDR came out okay, I much prefer this shot because of the dramatic light.


If you are building your real estate photography portfolio, and have the ability to experiment with light in the homes you are shooting, do it.

Is there a fireplace?  Play with the light.

Is there mixed lighting?  Play with the light.

Are there big windows?  Small windows?  Window shades? White ceilings? Tall ceilings?

One of the best parts of photographing homes is the variety of shapes, sizes, and features.

Be creative and have fun doing it.

Thanks for reading and happy shooting,


PS. Here is how to decorate the walls in your home.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Scott,
    This weekend I shot some photos for my sister-in-law in their home. I’ve never done it before but I did some research, used the widest angle lens I had (18mm) and … well, I’ll let you take a look. My sister-in-law and her husband are not expecting professional results but I want them to have something better than garbage. I took 150 shots but will send them 65 to choose.

  2. Great tip. Back in early 2008 I was shooting a lot of RE, almost full time there for awhile. I have been talking to our agent up in Washington State and it looks like I might be getting back into the game after the move. The RE collapse in Arizona in 2008 really destroyed that part of my photographic business.

    1. Thank you Scott. The market in Jersey has been down as well, so I’ve been planning a campaign to hit the market with once it comes back up. I hope it works out for you Scott!

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