Special offer

Atlanta, GA Hotel and Apartment Photography

Real Estate Agent with Georgia Elite Realty

Atlanta Hotel and Apartment Photography

Professional Commercial Photography for Hotels and Apartments around Metro Atlanta by Real Estate Photographer Iran Watson 770-363-3350

Atlanta Hotel and Apartment Photography

  Successful Hotels and Apartments around Metro Atlanta place a huge value on quality real estate photography.  Just as 9 out of 10 prospective home buyers use the internet to find their next home,  hotel and apartment tenants are really no different.  The images these prospective tenants see play a major role in their decision to take a closer look.  With over 75,000 hotel rooms and hundreds of apartment communities across Atlanta and the surrounding cities, tenants have more choices than ever before.  Too few or poor quality photos will lead to many missed opportunities.  The right amount of effective images, on the other hand, can be one of the most powerful marketing tools an Atlanta Hotel or Apartment community can possess. Having created literally thousands of imagesspecifically for the purpose of marketing residential and multi-family real estate, I understand these facts shouldn't be taken lightly.  This blog discusses how a photographer specializing in interior, landscape and architectural photography can ensure prospective tenants are engaged with the type of imagery that motivate them to take action.

Commercial Photography for Atlanta Apartments and Hotels

Rooftop Apartment Terrace with Atlanta Skyline at Night

  As both a licensed real estate agent in Marietta and an Atlanta real estate photographer, I understand how important these images can be to a marketing campaign.  Today's consumers are better equipped technologically and have better access to the internet at speeds faster than ever before.  The days of slow loading images and consequently low resolution photos are a thing of the past.  Modern consumers have grown to expect a higher quality in presentation and the ability to deliver that online only helps to validate the reputation and credibility of an Atlanta Hotel or Apartment community.  Larger and clearer photos are just the beginning, however.  It is true that what you show is just as important as how you show it.  For that reason, a wide variety of images that capture the atmosphere and lifestyle of the Hotel or Apartmentare crucial.

Atlanta Apartment Courtyard at Night

Twilight photo of Atlanta Apartment Courtyard

  Among the most important images that an Atlanta Hotel or Apartment community should have in no short supply are interior photos.  Clean, well lit images of one or multiple modelrooms or apartments are the foundation of an effective online photo gallery.  Portraying spaces like kitchens, master bedrooms and baths, living areas and even secondary bedrooms and bathrooms in their best possible light make it easy for a prospective tenant to see themselves living or staying in such a place.  These galleries should be diversified with both informational and emotive imagery.  It is important not only to give the viewer a idea of the flow of the floor plan but also give them a "feel" for the ambiance the space offers.

Hotel photography in Atlanta GA

Real Estate Photography of Atlanta Hotel and Apartments

Lifestyle Detail photo of Atlanta Apartment Model

  High quality images of all common areas, such as a clubhouse, business center, gym or exercise room, laundry, courtyards or entertaining areas are also mandatory.  In addition to multiple views of key features like swimming pools or tennis courts, these images help to establish the quality of the amenities offered by the hotel or apartment.  In areas where prices are very competitive, the amenity package can be a deciding factor.  In some cases, the amenities are the deciding factor from the beginning of the tenants search.  If there is true value in the apartment or hotel's amenity package, great images will only drive that point home.

Swim and Tennis at Apartments in Atanta

Real Estate photography of Clubhouse at Atlanta Apartment

Photography of Gym Exercise at Atlanta hotel

  When customers search for "Atlanta Hotels" or "Atlanta Apartments", they often want to know more about the surrounding area and businesses.  Incorporating high quality photos of important local businesses and familiar landmarks help tie the property to larger scale convenience.  After all, location is still one of the top priorities for most tenants and if a good location is part of the hotel or apartment's virtues then it should be presented that way.  Shopping, restaurants, night life, parks, schools... if they are a part of the properties appeal they can help add to the overall value.

Atlanta Fox Theater commercial Night photography

Atlanta Real Estate Photography of Millennium Gate at Night

Atlanta stock photography Piedmont Park in Fall with colorful leaves

  While there are no shortage of Atlanta photographers that may excel in one or two of the many specialized areas of real estate photography, there are few that possess the entire skill set.  Because of the limited time and financial limitations of many Atlanta hotels and apartments, the photographer must be able to produce both high quality and quantity with minimum resources.  With that in mind, this Atlanta real estate photographer has fine tuned his methods and techniques to deliver just that; publication quality photography at an affordable price.  If you are currently in need of new or updated images for your Apartment community or Hotel in Metro Atlanta, now is the time to act!  Don't wait, call me now at 770-363-3350.


 I invite you to take a closer look at my Atlanta real estate photography services.  Should you still have more questions you can probably find answers on my Atlanta real estate photography frequently asked questions page.  Information about my current rates can be found on my Atlanta real estate photography pricing page.  Atlanta Real Estate Photographer Iran Watson services all of the Metro Atlanta area including Cobb, Cherokee, Fulton and Paulding counties and the cities of Marietta, Kennesaw, Roswell, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Woodstock, Acworth, Atlanta, Dunwoody, Holly Springs, Vinings and Buckhead.

This blog was originally posted in its entirety by the author Iran Watson at http://iranwatsonphoto.com/atlanta-hotel-and-apartment-photography/ on November 13, 2011.

Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team

Oh, Yes - These ptotos are exceptional.  They are so beautifully done that I just want to walk the streets go inside and enjoy!  Thank you for reminding all of us just how important great photos are to our work.  

Nov 19, 2011 10:30 AM
Iran Watson
Georgia Elite Realty - Marietta, GA
Marietta Real Estate Agent - Photographer

Thanks Kathy!  Photos are seemingly becoming more and more important in the world of online real esate marketing.  Glad you stopped by.

Nov 19, 2011 10:33 AM
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Hi Iran - These are exceptional.  Thank you for sharing these.  Most real estate photography is terrible.

Nov 19, 2011 11:54 AM
Mary Macy
Top Agents Atlanta Metro - Roswell, GA
Top Agents Atlanta Metro

Iran, you are simply the best, these photos are amazing and truly rich with color and light.  Thanks for sharing.  I suggested!!!!

Nov 19, 2011 12:22 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Iran, I think that qualiity photography is the clue to getting a house or apartment sold or rented - and to having a full hotel.  Your's are quite wonderful.

Nov 19, 2011 01:32 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love the perspective you have in your photos.  These are very nice, if you were in California, I would happily recommend you.  Wishing you continued success. A

Nov 19, 2011 05:16 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hey, Iran!  I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.  Have a great Sunday!

Nov 20, 2011 02:18 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Iran- what you've shown is the difference between a photo and a work of art.  They are crisp, clean and definitely do evoke a feeling of "yes I could live there."

Nov 20, 2011 08:32 AM
Iran Watson
Georgia Elite Realty - Marietta, GA
Marietta Real Estate Agent - Photographer

Thank you everyone for the comments!  I have just expanded my real estate photography offerings to Atlanta Hotels and Apartmants this year.  So far the repsonse has been very favorable.  Now I feel I'm ready to get the word out and really turn it up a notch for the new year.

We all know how important good photos are to our listings, but for all intents and purposes they are for a one time use.  Once the home is sold no one is likely to find much value in them aside from portfolio use or maybe sentimental purposes.  Hotels and Apartments use the images on their sites and other marketing literally every single day.  If any business in this industry can benefit from having effective imagery, I would think it would be Hotels and Apartments.

Granted there are some excellent photographers do that do high-end work in my area but they are not cheap (and rightfully so).  My goal is to meet these hotels and apartment communities in the middle and give them "pretty darn good" images (as opposed to "mind-blowing") for an affordable price.  Instead of going for a highly stylized look, which I love by the way, I aim for clean, well lit composition that neither adds too much nor fails to capture the scene in anyway less than what it really is.  In other words, I want the photos to look just a little better than as it appeared when I was standing there. 

Nov 20, 2011 09:38 AM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Iran - Absolutely wonderful! You are quite gifted. It is always a pleasure to see your latest work. Keep it up!

Nov 20, 2011 12:53 PM
Michael Dagner
Brokers Guild Classic - Denver, CO
Your Denver Homes Realty Expert

Hi Iran, photography like this says so much.  You've got great talent!

Nov 20, 2011 03:55 PM
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

Very nice work you have there! I hope one day to be that good! I know I have a spectacular camera (Cannon 7D) and most of the times the pictures turn out awesome but sometimes not! Do you use some kind of editing software for this stuff? I run apple products and I use Iphoto for a small correction and if it needs more I use Picnik. Any other suggestions? I will check back and hopefully you will tell me!

Nov 20, 2011 04:56 PM
Iran Watson
Georgia Elite Realty - Marietta, GA
Marietta Real Estate Agent - Photographer

@ Peter - Always good to hear from you, thanks for stopping by.

@ Michael - Thanks, although honestly its probably more tenacity than talent...

@ Rosalie - You're right, the 7D is an awesome camera, more than capable for real estate work.  There is a good amount of editing work that goes into all my photos.  In fact, in some cases the editing is half the work.  I use Adobe CS5 but if I had to buy something again tomorrow I would get Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Photomatix Pro.  I could easily reproduce these photos with those two software packages and combined they are less than $200.  There is a steep learning curve, however.

Nov 20, 2011 05:32 PM
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

Thanks for answering me back! I will have to check those two out! Not bad for price either! The learning curve may be steep but thank God for Youtube! That is how I learned to build my website as well as other things! 

Nov 20, 2011 06:17 PM
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Awesome photos!!! What are the redlines in the first pic. It looks almost as if there were cars speeding by and all you could get were the tailights :) lol ( J )

Nov 21, 2011 07:21 AM