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Considering trying to work my way into having a second income or building a client base to do real estate photography full time...anyone have any suggestions on how to get into this field?

Are there to many real estate photographers already? Is this a decent field for someone with very little photo skills but hopefully will build on those skills with practice, training, etc.

Just considering changing careers but don't want to drop everything and prey on something like this to take off over night.

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Just my observation, but the demand for real estate photographers is almost nil now. Every salesman and broker owns a digital and so take their own for free (they are greedy little suckers) The only field that even might have the slightest demand for such would be the very high-end real estate market. But be aware that the quality of work demanded is at the level of the 'Architectural Digest'. But what the hey, examine closely, very closely, your local market and talk to people...there might just be a wee crack in the door somewhere.
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Just my observation, but the demand for real estate photographers is almost nil now. Every salesman and broker owns a digital and so take their own for free (they are greedy little suckers) The only field that even might have the slightest demand for such would be the very high-end real estate market. But be aware that the quality of work demanded is at the level of the 'Architectural Digest'. But what the hey, examine closely, very closely, your local market and talk to people...there might just be a wee crack in the door somewhere.
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Most real estate photos are done with iPhones by the agent for free. I have seen ads here and there from companies looking for people to go out taking images of houses or property. But the pay is very low, and they expect you to drive all over. In the end it's not worth the trouble.

The demand for quality images is pretty much limited to multi million dollar homes. They do pay well, but now you need to be able to do high quality work. They take mutiple images for each area, and then do a lot of processing. The demand for that is small to begin with, and they already have photographers they work with.

But you never know. Good luck!
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Thanks just trying to a certain niche in photography that will hopefully pay some bills down the road with some experience.


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