Six Best Tips for Capturing and Editing Real Estate Photography

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Harry Norman, REALTORS® #331379

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Original content by Asad Malik

Capturing and editing real estate photography is a fun yet challenging task. It doesn’t only open your eyes to new subjects but also helps you learn smooth transition into buildings and architecture. If you want to master the art of real estate photography, you should follow some smart tips and tricks.

Here are six best tips mentioned to help you capture and edit real estate photography.




One of the most essential tips is to adjust the level of your camera while capturing real estate photography. The vertical lines that run from the ceiling to the floor should be straight. If you don’t keep the lines straight, it will make your building look like stumbling. Even if it requires tilting the camera to take the shot of the exterior building, you must keep the camera level. You can also buy a digital camera that has the built-in feature of adjusting level. Otherwise, you can also learn this skill by practicing for a few days.




Using a tripod while capturing real estate pictures helps you adjust the level of your camera to take the precise photo. However, you should also consider the height of the tripod before buying it. It will help make the image perfect for the viewer. When the height is right, the viewer would look at the picture as he was sitting there. On the other hand, a too high tripod can make the interior look small and the subject won’t remain at the center.


Editing Techniques:


You must learn advanced-level techniques for real estate photo editing. All it requires is a couple of clicks and you will be done. You can use different apps and software as well to practice your editing skills. It will help you adjust the saturation to make the surroundings look better e.g. you can make the lawn and trees greener by using the right editing technique.




The time you choose to capture your real estate pictures would play a key role in determining the quality. You should prefer to shoot in the daytime as you will have more natural light and brightness in your pictures. When the weather is cloudy, it is also the best time to capture pictures. This way, you won’t have to spend much time in the editing to get the saturated colors.


Lenses & Flash:


You should choose wide-angle lenses as they help cover the maximum area to create an enlarged, comfortable, and inviting look in the picture. Moreover, you should use external flashes instead of standard ones to improve the lighting and detailing of your pictures.


Professional Service:


It is also recommended to hire a professional real estate photographer who knows how to capture and edit the pictures. He will also take less time than you to deliver a larger volume of data. However, the service you hire must not be too costly and it should promise to deliver the finalized product in a few hours instead of days to save your time.

Comments (2)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and make it a wonderful day!

May 04, 2021 07:03 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM these are very good list of tips for capturing and editing real estate photography.

May 04, 2021 08:17 PM