With the market booming, indoor real estate photography is a very lucrative and busy niche within the photography industry.
Indoor real estate photography can be a little bit tricky. To get started, you need a camera, wide angle lens, and a tripod. However, to be competitive within the industry, you must learn and excel in using supplemental lighting and editing techniques.
Choosing the right time of day for real estate photography is crucial. Examine the property beforehand. Consult with the realtor to learn about any unique traits the home may have. You may even try to look the address up online to see if there is past photos, and what the last photographer did well or may need to improve on.
When you are at the property, open all blinds, turn on all lights and lamps, use a tripod and a wide angle lens.
Bracketing your photos will be one of the biggest keys to helping your photos stand out. You can tell an amateur’s real estate photography from a professionals, because the professionals are able to capture the light inside of the room, as well as the light and color outside of the windows. Here is an example below. On the left the windows are blown out, but on the right I bracketed the image to balance the shadows and highlights.
These indoor real estate photography images of Riverfront Retreat in Island Park, Idaho were taken on my Canon R6.
Read my blog post, Outdoor Real Estate Photography, to learn about bracketing and light painting.