Real Estate Photography Tips for Beginners

Getting clean and professional photos is vital to your house listing’s image and your image, whether you are a photographer starting out in real estate or a real estate agent who shoots their own listing interior/exterior photos. Hear from KT Realty’s media guru, Ian Funk, who’s been with KT Realty for many years, his helpful tips and recommendations for taking house photos, what camera equipment to get, and best practices for getting the most out of your photo shoots. Are smartphones enough to take professional photos? Listen now to Episode 212 to learn more!


Gear List:
Sony A1 Body
Sony 24-70mm G Master 2.8
NEW! Sony G Master 24-70mm 2
Sigma 24-70mm 2.8 (Alternative to Sony)
Sony 16-35mm G Master 2.8
Manfrotto BHQ2 w/MTO55XPRO3 Tripod
Manfrotto BHQ2 w/190X Tripod
Manfrotto BHQ2
DJI RCS2 Gimbal
Atomos Ninja V+ Recorder Kit (SSD + Batteries)
Lexar SD Cards
Sony Memory Cards
GRAID Hard Drives
Sony External Shutter
Air Blower
Micro Fibre Cloth


0:19 – Intro
2:57 – Ian’s origin story
4:42 – Doing photography/videography as a professional career
7:48 – Photography in the real estate industry
11:09 – Consistency in content creating
13:18 – Star signs and zodiac
15:55 – Eurovision 2022
19:09 – Must-have photography equipment
20:35 – Must-have videography equipment
21:23 – The issues with using ultra-wide lenses
22:51 – Shooting RAW photos
23:54 – Modern DSLR/mirrorless cameras
29:44 – Using a smartphone for real estate photography
32:07 – Use a tripod for still shots
33:13 – Frame your shots to convey emotions
35:47 – Utilize rule-of-thirds, grids, and safe margins
37:43 – Best advice for beginner real estate photographers
38:45 – Be yourself as a creative
42:11 – Misleading photos
43:22 – Best camera equipment brands and budget alternatives
44:03 – Get 50% off your Adobe annual subscription
44:50 – Outro/Recap


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After successful careers in the automotive industry, entrepreneurs Ariel Kormendy and Adrian Trott decided to inject their passion for growing a brand and providing unrivalled service into the real estate industry. Kicking off their careers in 2011, they quickly became a top-performing team in Canada. Originally a team of two real estate agents in Milton, The KT Team quickly grew to a large team of exceptional REALTORSĀ®, an administrative department and an in-house media department, taking their proven processes and unique services across most of the Golden Horseshoe. Follow them on social for behind-the-scenes footage, real estate tips, industry secrets and more.



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