Types of real estate photography

Three Most Common Types of Real Estate Photography

If you work at a key position in the real estate industry, it is very important to have basic knowledge of different types of real estate photography. This knowledge will help you while you are deciding about professional photo shoot of your property.

There are three most common types of real estate photography:

  1. Residential
  2. Commercial
  3. Architectural

Let’s unveil facts related to each type of real estate photography:

1. Residential

The most common and popular type of real estate photography is residential real estate photography. As a property dealer you can get skilled residential real estate photographers who can help you with their experience and expertise to capture your property at its best. These professionally captured photos can increase the value of your property. Generally, professional residential photographers take shots of the interior as well as the exterior of a house. They use their skills to make your property look more elegant and attractive in pictures to attract potential property buyers. There can be different subjects of these shoots, including, but not limited to:

  • Small houses for single families
  • Residential condominium
  • Holiday rentals

2. Commercial

The Commercial real estate photography can be used to sell a property or for creating marketing material for a property. For an instance, a hotel owner may hire a commercial real estate photographer to take pictures of their hotel which he may use to sell the property or creating promotional material. The life of this type of images is longer than residential images as the same images can be used for years until the property exterior or interior get updated. This type of photography is a little complex and needs especially skilled photographers in this area. It is difficult to find a professional commercial property photographer as there are only few professionals who focus in this area of real estate photography.



3. Architectural
This is a very specific type of photography and it is required by a specific type of real estate professionals such as contractors, builders and architects. In architectural real estate photography the photographer captures images of wider objects such as building designs, property location, etc. This type of photography is commonly used to highlight the structure of a building which can be residential or commercial property. Also, the major focus of photography is on how the building is constructed along with different details of the construction instead of just interior and exteriors of the property.