There are basically two ways of getting decent real estate shots: HDR and Flash (There are hybrid techniques that work really well too.) The reason for this is the enormous difference in brightness between the outdoor light and the indoor light in most cases. The best results can generally achieved using external lighting (flash), but the HDR approach is faster to learn.
As William pointed out quite a few tips have been shared on methods in this forum.
I guess I haven’t shared much on the business aspect of things, so if you’re interested I could try to get a few pointers on that front. Here are a few quick starters:
– Get some practice on people’s homes.
– Make a contract and policies.
– Get property releases for your portfolio.
– Get a simple portfolio site set up.
– – Ideally a specifically real estate portfolio, not a mixed portfolio
– – Update your portfolio often as you improve.
– Get a simple system for billing/invoicing. (I use the free online service WAVE, but there are plenty of other options)
– Contact your prospective clients directly, ideally in person, with a sample of your work. Be honest that you are just starting, but let them know that you are willing to grow and improve.
– Don’t expect too much for the first year. 🙂
Feel free to reach out to me directly by email too if you like.
- This reply was modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago by David Frazer.