I have been photographing homes since 2015 when I was hired on at Century 21 Prospect Realty here in Yellowknife. My experience at that point was as a hobbyist so I had a lot to learn! It was a steep learning curve but in a few short weeks I picked up my first DSLR with a wide angle lens and got to work.
I spent 3 years working at the brokerage taking photos of local homes – sometimes more than once! I tweaked my skills along the way, learning how to use editing tools in Lightroom and Photoshop. At one point, the agents joked about my “magical fairy dust” that made photos of homes look so good.
Every real estate photographer has a different eye but there are fundamentals to showcasing a home such as using a wide angle lens, always having three walls in a shot and balancing equal space between the floor and ceiling. Personally I also prefer shooting multiple exposures using as much natural light as possible and editing the final photos to make the home look fresh & bright.
Real estate photography is a niche skill to master and I am grateful that I was given the chance six years ago to discover and excel at it.
Do you want to learn more about preparing your home for a real estate photo shoot? Stay tuned for the that post coming up next!
I am truly a self-taught photographer who has come a long way from taking photos on the family Canon point and shoot film camera. Photography has always been quietly sitting on the sidelines of my life but that all changed in 2012 when I moved to Yellowknife, NWT. The textures of freshly fallen snow on a rickety fence. Dancing northern lights on a dark road. Driving over an an ice road. In the isolated city, it is impossible not to snap the world around me.