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How to Find Your First Clients

Lesson 59 from: Real Estate Photography

Philip Ebiner

How to Find Your First Clients

Lesson 59 from: Real Estate Photography

Philip Ebiner

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Lesson Info

59. How to Find Your First Clients

Lessons

Class Trailer

Introduction to Real Estate Photography

1

Welcome to Class! What Will You Learn? Who is this Course For?

03:48

Real Estate Photography Basics

2

What Gear Do You Need as a Real Estate Photographer?

09:36
3

Camera Settings & Modes to Use for Real Estate Photography

07:54
4

Can You Use a Smartphone for Real Estate Photography? Pros & Cons

03:13
5

How to Compose Real Estate Photos - The Basics

04:58
6

Lighting Basics for Real Estate Photography

07:43
7

The Window Pull: How to Make the Exteriors Pop

02:01
8

RAW vs. JPEG Photos - Which Should You Shoot?

00:51
9

Key Lesson: What Photos Do You Need to Capture?

15:04

How to Take a Real Estate Photo

10

Basic Room Photo Demonstration with Flambient Technique, Natural, and Flash

10:54

Real Estate Photography Demonstration I - Full House Demo

11

Introduction to this Demo

00:54
12

What Equipment is in my Real Estate Photography Kit?

02:58
13

Walkthrough of the House - Let's See What We're Working With

07:20
14

The Kitchen - Part 1

12:08
15

The Kitchen - Part 2

04:20
16

The Kitchen - Part 3

03:16
17

The Kitchen - Part 4

02:41
18

The Kitchen - Part 5

02:34
19

The Primary Bathroom

09:48
20

The Primary Bedroom

07:15
21

The Laundry Room

06:03
22

The Living Room

10:28
23

A Small Space Bathroom

05:19

Real Estate Photography Demonstration II - Full House Demo

24

Introduction to this Demo

05:00
25

The Living Room

07:48
26

The Kitchen

06:35
27

Bathroom 1

06:12
28

The Primary Bedroom

07:20
29

Bathroom 2

05:46
30

Front Exterior

03:19
31

Back Yard & Exteriors

06:09

Editing Real Estate Photos

32

Introduction & Basic Editing Process for Real Estate Photography

04:31

Adobe Lightroom for Real Estate Photography - The Basics

33

Adobe Lightroom Introduction for Real Estate Photographers

06:36
34

Organizing Photos for Efficient Editing in Lightroom

07:12
35

Basic Editing Process in Lightroom for Real Estate Photographers

21:12
36

Combining Bracketed Photos in Lightroom + a Comparison of RAW vs Bracketed Photo

04:43
37

Natural Light Kitchen Edit

04:06
38

Exporting Photos from Lightroom

06:23

Photo Editing Skills You Should Know

39

Copy and Paste Settings from One Photo to Another in Lightroom

02:58
40

Create & Use Presets in Lightroom

02:26
41

Sky Replacements in Photoshop

06:50

Flambient Editing Process

42

Step-by-Step Flambient Editing Process

20:56

Full Editing Demonstrations

43

Editing the Kitchen Dining Nook

18:48
44

Editing the Primary Bedroom 1

12:04
45

Editing the Primary Bedroom 2 + Removing Objects in a Photo

17:04
46

Editing an Exterior Photo with Sky Replacement

06:36
47

Editing a Kitchen Photo with a Natural Designer Style Look

05:30
48

Quick Bathroom Edit

05:13

Advanced Editing Tips & Tricks

49

Speed Up Your Flambient Workflow with Photoshop Actions

05:18
50

Replacing Photos, Wall Art, and TV Images in Photoshop

05:04
51

Darken TVs in Lightroom

01:11
52

Clean Up Smudges on Stainless Steel Appliances in Lightroom

02:03
53

Editing iPhone photos vs. Professional Camera Photos

04:41

Virtual Staging

54

What is Virtual Staging? What Tools Should I Use?

02:14
55

Virtual Staging in Photoshop with Generative AI Features

10:56

The Business of Real Estate Photography

56

How to Deliver Photo Files to Clients

03:50
57

Tips for Creating a Real Estate Photography Portfolio

03:50
58

Creating a Quick Portfolio Website with Adobe Portfolio

06:01
59

How to Find Your First Clients

04:06
60

How Much to Charge for Real Estate Photography Services

02:32

Aerial Photography

61

The Basics of Drone / Aerial Photography for Real Estate Photography

06:27

Conclusion

62

Conclusion

01:23

Lesson Info

How to Find Your First Clients

Welcome to this lesson on finding your first clients. There's two steps to finding clients. Step one is to set yourself up for success by building out your portfolio to do this. If you don't have a job lined up, you might need to photograph your own home, clean up your rooms as much as possible, make it look as nice as you can and practice taking photos, then offer the service to friends and family. Even if they're not selling their homes, taking photos will give you practice and it will help you build out a portfolio. When someone's coming to your website, they'll wanna see a variety of shots. If it's just one location, one shoot, they might be unlikely to hire you compared to seeing that you've done a lot of this before. It's sort of a fake it till you make it type of thing where you want to have a big portfolio as much as possible. So reach out to friends, family members, anyone that you know who keeps their house clean, that might look nice and ask if you could take photos of their...

house. And of course, if someone is actually moving offer your services for free. I don't mind doing a little bit of work for free in the beginning to build out your portfolio. And then the second step is literally just putting yourself out there, start local, just cold email, cold call, real estate agents, agent groups in your area and send them your portfolio, send them your name, contact information. Let them know that you are a new photographer in the area. You're looking to add clients for work. These real estate agents are always looking for people to have on their roll call in case someone that they're working with isn't doing a good job. They're on vacation, they're blowing up and they need peop more people to be able to reach out to and take photos for them and building these relationships is really how you're gonna have long term success with this game. Similarly message local landlords or real estate agents do a little bit bit of sleuth work. Go on Craigslist, go on Airbnb, go on any apartment website. Try to find the contact information for the owners or the host on Airbnb. You can literally just message the host and let them know that you're a real estate photographer. This is actually a great way to build out your portfolio. You could do this and offer it for free, although I would probably try to charge for it. You can message hosts that have listings that don't look so great compared to the other ones and offer to take better photos for them. This is very similar to starting any kind of business. Start local, reach out to people cold call them, let people know in your circle that you're doing this so that if they have contacts, if someone of some, one of their friends is moving or maybe they, they're a small landlord, they'll be able to refer you. Another thing you can do is look at local social media groups face, there's often a neighborhood Facebook group for every city or every neighborhood or platforms like next door dot com. I often find people posting about housing, posting about wanting photographers. And so you gotta pay attention there. A lot of these groups often will allow people in the area to post or promote their own businesses on a certain day of the week or something. It depends on the group. Pay attention to the rules, but you can promote yourself there. There's also landlord and realtor, real estate agent groups out there. There's websites like bigger pockets dot com out there where you can create a profile, there's forums, there's people always asking for services like this and you can put yourself out there and connect with the agents there. Again, that's where you're going to find the long term work is working with agents. I promise you if you're doing all of these things, if you're reaching out to people cold emailing them, if you're finding new people through social media groups, you will find work. It just takes a little bit of time and effort up front.

Class Materials

Bonus Downloads

Practice_Photos_for_Editing.zip
Step-by-Step_Flambient_Editing_Process.pdf

Ratings and Reviews

TONY BARNES JR
 

Hey Philip, Just want to thank you for putting in the time and effort putting this course together. I’ve been shooting for 20 years but never really spent enough time on PS. This course really focuses on what you really need to know. Everything is really straight to the point. Philip provides images so you can follow along and really get a good work flow going. I personally enjoyed the

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Overall, the completeness and depth of this course are excellent. The only thing that needs improvement is during the editing portion. Philip's voice was fading in and out even when the volume on my computer was set at 100%. His voice was excellent during the photo shoot portion of the course.

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