Welcome to Class! What Will You Learn? Who is this Course For?
Welcome to the real estate photography course. I'm going to teach you a simple approach to taking amazing real estate photos. So first off, what is this class all about in this class? I'm going to teach you the gear. You need to take great photos, how to use that gear, what settings to use for real estate photos. You're going to learn how to compose your photos for any room that you go into. You're going to learn several different lighting styles, whether you want to use lights or not, I'll teach you how to take great photos. So we're going to cover using flashes, using natural light and then also what's called the Flam Bent technique, which is a popular approach to taking photos for real estate. I'm going to show you how to edit those photos. So sometimes it's just making a great single photo look amazing. Other times it's a bit more advanced and combining several photos into one. And then lastly, you're going to learn how to start a real estate photo business. So from finding your fi...
rst clients and building out your portfolios to more advanced things on how to sustain yourself as a real estate photographer who is this course for primarily this course is aimed at photographers who know how to take photos and want to make money with their photography. Real estate photography is a great skill to have even if it's not your passion, but you can make money from it. And then you can go off and do the fun photography that you love street photography, landscape, photography, portraits or whatever. But real estate photography is a great one. You can fall back on to actually make a living from. This course is also for real estate agents, landlords, anyone that has a short term rental, who wants to take great photos because great photos sell properties. You can make a lot more money, whether you're selling a home or you're just trying to rent it out. If your photos look amazing. What's the basic goal with real estate photography? The goal is to show the general details, space and layout of a room. It is not to create a dramatic stylized photo. So you're not going to get too creative with the way you edit your photos really. We just want to show the space, but we want it to look amazing. We want the lighting to look good. We want details to pop. We want the exterior to be highlighted if necessary. And those are all things that we're we're going to cover how to do in this class. Here's a few examples of the style of photography. We're going for wide shots showing the space bathrooms, kitchens, every space I'm going to talk about. And in this class, I'm going to have real demonstrations of the rooms. So I'm not just going to talk about it. I'm going to show you what to do and lastly why do great real estate photos matter. They matter because better photos sell more. You can sell a house for more, you can get more rentals, you can charge higher for your rentals. If you have great photos, this has been proven time and time again by people who host sh short term term rentals or by people who sell properties. You probably know this yourself too. If you go on Zillow to look for houses, if you go on Air BNB to look for a rental, you are drawn to the one with the better photos, they get the first clicks and they also sell at a higher price. So it's a very valuable skill whether you're doing it for yourself or you can use it for someone who needs your services. So that's what we're going to be covering in this class. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I'm always open to suggestions for ways to improve our classes and I just hope you enjoy the experience. All right, let's move on.