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Learning Real Estate Photography

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Learn the essential techniques behind effective interior and exterior real estate photography.

Real estate photography is the art of making a property look its best—and doing so in a reasonable amount of time. That last part can often be the hardest: too many photographers spend too much time post-processing their shots, which eats up profits quickly.

In this course, architectural photographer Scott Hargis introduces the why and how behind real estate photography. Get tips for photographing the inside and outside of a home or commercial building, shooting bathrooms and kitchens, and getting great photos within strict time limits: 15 minutes, 5 minutes, or less than 60 seconds.


  • Welcome
1. Understanding the Approach for Real Estate
  • Understanding the why behind real estate photos
  • Taking a tour of a home interior space
  • Taking a tour of the outside of a residential home
  • What do you focus on in a real estate shoot?
  • The aesthetics of the real estate photo shoot
  • The gear and the approach
2. The Main Rooms for Photographing Real Estate
  • Taking the first basic shots on a real estate shoot
  • Photographing a bathroom
  • Shooting a good basic kitchen shot
  • Talking through the technical settings on the kitchen
3. Shooting a Multi-Use Room with Time Limits
  • Photographing a great room in 1 minute
  • Shooting the great room when you have 5 minutes
  • Shooting the great room when you have 15 minutes
4. Photographing the Exteriors of a Residential Location
  • Photographing the back exterior of a residence
  • Photographing the upper exterior of a residence
  • Shooting the front exterior of a home in daylight
5. Post-Processing for Real Estate Photos and Final Selects
  • Basic post-processing workflow on real estate shots
  • Basic post-processing on a home exterior photo
  • Final images from the real estate photo session

Taught by

Scott Hargis

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