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The Business and Practice of Real Estate Photography

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Image courtesy of David Swanson  |  This is a Level 3 event

 This workshop has been postponed due to COVID-19. An alternative date will be announced soon.

Real estate photography can be a fulfilling profession for those that know what they are doing and are prepared to work at it.

In the first part of the day, David Swanson will take you through the process from start to finish, including how to shoot available light using HDR and as well as “flambient” light, which combines the process of ambient and flash photography. David will also discuss the use of drones and how you can utilize these images to increase your sales.

In the second half of the day, David will take you through the steps to creating a salable set of images from the property as well as preparing a slideshow. Finally, he’ll talk about the business side of real estate photography, from marketing to dealing with realtors, image licensing, dos and don’ts, the special requirements for using a drone.

This is a must-see for anyone interested in making money from photography—Particularly those who prefer their subjects not to talk back!

What to bring
  • Camera, cards, batteries, etc.
  • Your widest lens (17mm or wider is recommended, adjust for your sensor size)
  • Sturdy tripod and cable release
  • Computer and card reader



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What does a Level 3 event mean?

Each of our events lists a recommended level of experience (1-3). By categorizing our events using this method, we hope to better inform you of what you need to know and how to best prepare so that you can get the most out of your attendance.

level 3 event means that the instruction provided will be fast-paced and focus heavily on theory and application of advanced techniques and methods. Attendees should be proficient with all camera function and software that will be used in the class or workshop (Tier level knowledge 1-2 recommended.)


Please Note: Anyone is welcome to attend any class level, however, the pace and content may not be at your current skill level. If this is the case, please expect to attend with the expectation to observe rather than engage. As with all of our educational events, we will always make every effort to accommodate all attendees regardless of their experience level.



March 15
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Location to be given upon registration
Yucaipa, CA United States


Nick Seth-Smith