Below are some common questions I receive about interior and architectural photography. If you don’t find an answer to your question here, please feel free to contact me!
When you download the photos you will see a folder with the property address, and in that folder will be two additional folders: Internet and Print.
Internet files are approximately 1800 x 1200px, 650KB, and 72ppi resolution and are ideal for the MLS, social media, and other websites.
Print files are approximately 3500 x 2333, 2MB, and 300ppi resolution. These are great for brochures, fliers, offering memorandums, books, magazines, posters, etc. If you need a custom size, please let me know!
99% of the time the photos that I deliver are the ONLY ones that I captured. I do not take a bunch and pick the ones that came out good (implying that there are ones that didn’t come out). I carefully compose and light each shot, and deliver those final images knowing ahead of time that they would come out EXACTLY the way I intended.
Believe it or not, I have arrived at many properties that are not ready for various reasons. This simple checklist will help the home look its best on photo day. Please feel free to send this to your clients ahead of time.
I have photographed hundreds of homes and thankfully have not had this complaint! However, I am not perfect and because photography can be highly subjective, the possibility always exists that the photos may not be what you were expecting. In my terms and conditions, I state the following:
Your input is important when choosing what to photograph. If you, or an authorized representative cannot be at the shoot, the Photographer will use his best judgment and experience to decide how best to photograph the property, and this shall be deemed acceptable by the Client.
This means that for the most part, if you aren’t at the shoot then you are leaving it up to me to do what I think is best. If for some reason I simply forgot to do a room, or forgot to edit my camera reflection out of a mirror, I will do whatever I can to make it right.
The licensing fee is the fee that a photographer charges to use their photo. It is similar to the royalty payment that an author or musician receives. The fee is determined by the intended use of the photo with regards to the media, the term, and the territory.
Brochures, Pamphlets, Offering Memorandums, Billboards, Internet, etc. are all examples of the media that your photo will be displayed in. This usually relates to how many people will see it. For instance millions will drive by a large billboard, but only a few hundred might receive a brochure.
The length of time you want to use the photo.
What country, state, city, etc. the photos will be used in. An international add campaign that will be seen globally is obviously going to cost more than a one page add in a local trade magazine.
More Use = Higher Fee
This is the fee that a photographer charges for their time. In other words, the cost for them to show up and take some photos. This doesn’t necessarily relate to the quality of the photos, but a better photographer will most likely have a higher creative fee. The fee is usually related to the photographer’s cost of doing business. Professional photographers have many costs including equipment, insurance, accounting, marketing, and hopefully paying themselves when all of the expenses have been paid. This total is divided out to determine the day-rate, i.e. what it costs to stay in business everyday. The creative fee might be for the full day or a half day.
This 2016 study shows that homes with professional photography sell faster and for a higher price. Professional photography will help you EARN money, so is there really a cost?
Okay, but what do you charge?!
I have packages starting at $150 for 25 photos. Photos may be used until the house sells, and may not be used by anyone else other than the one who paid for the license. For commercial real estate, or high-quality interior and architectural photography for longterm marketing please contact me for a price.