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There are some definite benefits to being an expert Real Estate Photographer. Apart from being out on-site (locally and internationally) and meeting new people on a regular basis, there is the challenge of finding the very best characteristics of each property and allowing them to shine in your photographs. There is also the satisfaction of knowing that you are providing your clients with the perfect set of photos to match their needs. Plus, when you are really good at what you do then you become sought-after, which is what ever professional aspires to, right? Well, take it from me, getting to be an in-demand Real Estate Photographer requires thoroughness in your approach to each job. To begin with, arrive prepared – with your tripod, lights, cameras, lenses, all that you need. Do otherwise and not only will you come across as unprofessional, but the quality of the pictures you take will disappoint both you and your client. Go with natural light whenever its available – which is exactly what I did in the photo above. As you can see, natural light’s white glow adds a touch of freshness to the objects in the space. If at all possible, arrange to have thin curtains in the windows as these will help to soften some of the brightness if needs be. Be a neat freak – fluff cushions and pillows to perfection and smooth wrinkles from the bed. Step back and look at how the folds of the curtains are arranged and if you are not pleased, fix them. Encourage your client to tell you as much as possible about the effect they are after with the photos. If there is a brand image for you to consider, then ensure that you become familiar with it and try to keep the photos on its wavelength. Lastly, learn to redefine “clutter”. For example, utensils on a table may be necessary in one instance but prove to be distracting clutter in the next.