What Is Real Estate Photography?

Dallas is a booming area. It has been for years and it doesn’t look like it is letting up any time soon. That means the housing market is in full-full, swing. Which, in turn, means that there is a demand for real estate photographers. Your real estate company is not going to take their own pictures, are they? It may be tempting, but not a great idea. That’s because professional photographers have the equipment, the know-how, and the expertise. There are certain tricks of the trade that professionals know that will make your photos stand out.

Real Estate Photography

Real Estate photography showcases the interior and exterior of homes that are on the market. There are several tips and tricks that professional photographers have in their tool box that will make your photos stand out above the rest. With the market in high gear in the Dallas area, there is a lot of competition out there. Don’t take a chance. Hire a professional.

What A Professional Knows That You Don’t

Lighting is an extremely important factor when taking exterior pictures of anything, but especially of real estate. There are several things to be aware of when capturing the perfect image.

Time of Day: Early or late day are the best times to photograph real estate because of the lighting. Many professionals rely upon Google Maps and Google Earth which can help them determine the best time of day to shoot.  Having an idea whether the house faces the sunset, sunrise, or neither can be extremely helpful.

Time of Year: During the winter, houses facing south may never have the sun hitting the front, which means you will need to find the right angle to avoid shooting into the sun.

Overcast Skies: One advantage of overcast skies is that issues with the sun are eliminated. However, expect the photographic impact to be reduced.


Doug Davis has been producing professional, engaging videos and product, food, and lifestyle photography from his Dallas, TX, studio for more than 20 years. D-Squared Studios is located at 4312 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas, 75226. Contact our office at (214) 746-6336 or email Doug at doug.davis@d2studios.net.