The right Photographer for the right Job

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If you were hiring a portrait painter, you would want an artist that specializes in portraits, not architectural renderings, right?


If you have a chronic sore throat, you would want to see a doctor that specializes in ear, nose, and throat issues, not a doctor that specializes in foot disorders.


If you’re looking to redo your kitchen, you’re not going to hire a carpet installation expert to manage the job.


In this same way, you’re not going to want to hire just any photographer to take pictures of your real estate listing. You want a photographer that has experience in real estate photography.


There’s a recent article in the Boston Globe, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Stan Grossfeld, one of the best photojournalists in the world. The piece is titled “Advice on taking knockout real estate photos from a Pulitzer-winning photographer.”


The most notable quote from this article states, “Because, in America, everyone who has a cellphone thinks they are a professional photographer.


They are not.”


The most interesting thing about this article is that Stan Grossfeld, this prize-winning photographer, included samples of real estate photos that he had taken for the article. Here we have a photojournalist that knows how a camera works, knows how to take pictures that move people, yet – his real estate photos? Not good at all. The angles are bad; the lighting is poor, they’re just not good.


Stan Grossfeld is a brilliant photojournalist, one who takes pictures that evoke a wide range of emotions. Not many people can capture what he can in a photographic. If you’re looking to do a photo essay or something that tells a story that the public needs to hear he’s your man.


But if you’re looking for someone to take photographs of your new real estate listing, you need to find the expert in THAT field. Not a wedding photographer or a pet photographer. A real estate photographer.


Real estate photography is not easy. It requires many hours of work to get the lighting and composition just right. No one does it well in the beginning. This is why it’s critical that you hire a photographer that is not only a specialist in real estate photography but also one that has the most experience in this field.


Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography has experience photographing real estate and working with real estate professionals to provide the images that you need to sell your home quickly. Contact us today to find out how we can help you and your real estate business.



Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography 

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Comments (4)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Most people need a lot of help with photo's...I use Thousands of dollars in camera equipment.  I also know how to use it very well

Jun 19, 2017 03:11 PM
Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography - Bryant Payden
B. Payden Photography, LLC - Manassas, VA
Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography

That's great William! I also use only Professional bodies and glass, but it's not the equipment used more than the knowledge and experience of how to use it.

Jun 19, 2017 03:17 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Very true, it is important to use the right photographer for the right job. Very nice photos.

Jun 19, 2017 05:38 PM
Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography - Bryant Payden
B. Payden Photography, LLC - Manassas, VA
Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography

Thank you John!

Jul 03, 2017 09:56 AM