Every property offers it’s own unique challenges when photographing. Different factors such as the color/texture of the walls/ceilings, number of windows, accent lighting, furniture size and color…etc all make a difference in the approach needed to create a stunning real estate image.

Because of this, it’s not always easy to compare your work to other professionals. For example, I couldn’t possible compare my work to another’s if I’m comparing a cabin with wood floors, ceilings and walls to a modern town home with white walls and furniture.

So when given the opportunity to photograph the same property another professional has already shot, I get a little excited and nervous. It’s exciting to be able to compare images and see where your strengths and weaknesses are but also a bit nervous that a re-shoot is being requested in the first place… Is it a high maintenance agent or property owner? Will I be able to the results they are looking for? These are just a few thoughts that quickly run through my head when booking this kind of photoshoot.

If possible, I prefer to NOT look at images the previous photographer delivered. This is because I don’t want to be influenced by another’s approach prior to the shoot. I have plenty of time afterwards to dissect his work and learn from it. This isn’t always possible though, as I need to know what problems/issues they have with the photos they received.

More importantly, and the reason for this post, I want to showcase my work and style compared to my local competition. So here are the results of 229 Red Oak Circle, Caryville, TN 37714.