Professional Photos at Home & Background Removal with Canva

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

ReShawna Leaven with Keller Williams Realty shares how to create a studio at home to create professional photos. Created over 8 looks with 4 jackets (blue, black, black and white polka dot and yellow print seen in the video) and 2 shirts (black and white shirt)



First, I will say that I am always trying to find a way to save money. I saved over $600 on taking my own photos and maybe even more.

  • Professional Hair $100
  • Professional Makeup $75
  • Photographer $300
  • Gas $25
  • Great Photos "PRICELESS"

I needed a new professional photo and with the recent shut down due to COVID-19, getting a photographer is not an option, so I decided I would try to create a studio at home with all the items that I already had.

Materials used:

1) iPad pro

2) Socialite

3) Tripod with iPad mount


Editing Software:

1) Canva

2) Remove Background inside Canva under Effects


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Lanette Branch
RE/MAX Components - Fallston, MD
Bel Air, MD Real Estate Agent

Thank you so much for posting this, Reshawn. Sharing your knowledge of the background removal tool in Canva is worth its weight in gold. Stay safe!

May 09, 2020 08:31 PM #1
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Nice tutorial on how to remove a background. Thanks for sharing ReShawna Leaven 

May 09, 2020 10:12 PM #2
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Carol Williams This may be a good one for SCS.

May 09, 2020 10:13 PM #3
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi ReShawna,
Interesting process. Thanks for sharing.  I've done a few selfies but never thought of taking my own professional photos.

May 10, 2020 04:32 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am learning a little bit about Canva so I will definitely re-watch your video later.  Even though the templates are there, I am still finding it difficult, haha.

May 10, 2020 07:41 AM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Thank you ReShawna Leaven for this great tutorial.  I will give this a try.

May 16, 2020 03:55 AM #6
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That was a terrific tutorial, ReShawna. I need to do more with Canva!!

Enjoy your weekend!


May 16, 2020 09:09 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and your advice.

Have an outstanding week.

May 17, 2020 09:11 AM #8
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 702-574-8102

Nice tip on Canva, thanks for sharing.  Great job on the photo.

May 17, 2020 04:48 PM #9
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing-Frye - Naples, FL
Golf Community Real Estate Specialist

Hi ReShawna, thanks for sharing the great video using resources that you already have at home to create a great photo!

May 18, 2020 05:25 AM #10
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am very impressed by how many followers you have on youtube- that is quite impressive

May 23, 2020 04:45 AM #11
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