5 Tips for Captivating Property Photography: How to Take Stunning Real Estate Photos

Captivating Property Photography
As an estate agent, property owner, developer or anyone with a property to sell or rent, you know the importance of showcasing your listings in the best light possible. Property photography is a key aspect of this, as high-quality photos can help sell a property more quickly and at a higher price. But as a Property Photographer, how do you take great property photos that will stand out and showcase the property’s best features? In this article, we’ll provide 5 tips for captivating property photography to help you take stunning real estate photos. By following these tips, you’ll be able to provide your client with the best possible material to showcase their listings in the best possible way and attract more potential buyers.

5 Tips for Captivating Property Photography

If you want your property images to stand out, there are a few simple tips you should follow. Outlined below are our 5 Top Tips that will provide a solid foundation for your property photography.


A wide-angle lens will allow you to capture more of the room in each shot, making the space look larger. On a full frame camera, this could be anywhere from a 12mm to a 16mm lens. Try to look out for a lens with minimal lens distortion and avoid fish-eye lenses. If you have a Sony Full Frame camera, the Samyang 14mm is a great choice: Get the Samyang 14mm F2.8 AF Here:


Natural light is always best for property photography. If the property has large windows, schedule the photo-shoot during the day when the light is at its best. If the property has low lighting, consider using additional lighting such as lamps or flashes to brighten up the space. Make use of practical lighting such as bed-side lamps, or wall lights. These lights won’t look out of place in the photo but will add much needed light.


A tripod will help keep your camera steady and ensure that your photos are sharp. As well as a good heavy duty tripod, consider using a remote trigger to take the photos. This way, you’ll minimise the contact you have with the camera which will help to reduce any small movements. A great choice is the K&F Concept Aluminium Tripod. It’s light-weight and folds up so you can transport it easily. Get the K&F Concept Aluminium Tripod here:

K&F Concept Tripod

K&F Concept Tripod


Don’t just stick to shooting from eye level. Try shooting from different angles such as low or high to add visual interest to your photos. Depending on the size of the room and the height of the ceiling, you may be better to take photos from about chest height rather than eye level. For kitchens and bathrooms, you’ll want to raise the camera a little so that you are not looking under kitchen units etc.


After taking your photos, use photo editing software to touch up any blemishes or imperfections. This can include correcting the white balance, adjusting the exposure, and cropping the image. This step is probably the most important step of all, and is the topic for a much more in-depth article. The image below shows the difference between an image straight from the camera and one that has been edited.

Editing - Before and After

Editing – Before and After

Bonus Tip

Practice makes perfect: Like any skill, becoming a proficient property photographer takes time and practice. Don’t be discouraged if your photos don’t turn out perfectly at first. As you gain more experience, you’ll get a better understanding of how to compose shots. This in turn will help you to troubleshoot any issues that arise.


Taking compelling and captivating property photos doesn’t have to be difficult. By following the simple steps outlined above, you ‘ll take your photos from average to stunning in no time. Get yourself a wide-angle lens and a nice sturdy tripod. Use natural light to your advantage and work with what you have. Try out different angles and positions to capture the best image for the room. Lastly, spend some time editing your photos to get the best out of your image. You should now have a better understanding of how to take good property photos so get out there and see what you can do.

If you’re new to Property Photography, you can find more in-depth information in our article on Getting Started with Property Photography