How To Take Fantastic Real Estate Photos

When selling a property, it’s essential to take photos that make your home look as attractive as possible. Below are just a few tips on how to take fantastic real estate photos that are certain to generate interest. 

House for sale


Too much clutter is likely to be distracting and could make your home look less attractive. Consider taking the time to get rid of clutter now (after all, you don’t want to take it with you to your new home). If you don’t have the time to thoroughly sort through your possessions now, consider simply hiding clutter for the photoshoot.


It’s much harder for buyers to imagine themselves living in a home if there are personal photos and souvenirs everywhere. On top of decluttering, consider temporarily hiding any overly personal items when staging your home in order to opt for more of a showroom feel. 

Interior of house for sale

Turn the lights on

In most cases, turning the lights on can make rooms feel brighter and cheerier in photos. If it’s a sunny day, opening the curtains and letting the sun pour in can have a similar effect. Try to shoot all your photos at the same time of day so that the lighting is consistent throughout. 

Use a wide angle lens

When taking photos of each room, you want to try to get as much of the room into the frame as possible. A wide angle lens will help you to achieve this. Experiment with angles and try to get three walls in where possible. 

Image with wide angle lens

Shoot at the right height

If photos are taken from too high or too low a height, you can end up getting too much of the floor or ceiling in. Your photos will also fail to capture a human perspective. So just what is the best height? Most real estate photographers position their cameras at a height of about 5ft when taking photos. 

Consider using a drone

A drone could enable you to take aerial photos of your home. Aerial photos are fantastic for showing off the entire exterior. Just make sure your home looks good from above (no visible roof damage) before using a drone photo. There are companies that can allow you to hire drones and companies that can even take aerial photos for you. 


Go 3D

360 degree photos are another cool idea worth looking into. They can allow people to take a 360 degree exploration of a room to provide a better perspective. You’ll need to hire or buy a 360 degree camera to take these photos. Such photos are ideal for showing off your best rooms. 

Edit your photos

Spending some time doing some photo editing could be important for improving the color and brightness of your photos. You can hire a professional to do this for you. Alternatively, you can save money on real estate photo editing by using an online editing platform. 

Editing house images

Hire a professional photographer

If you really want to make your photos look amazing – and you’re not a professional photographer yourself – why not consider hiring a professional photographer who specializes in real estate photography. They will have all the equipment and will know all the tricks to make your home look as spectacular as possible. 

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