Taking photos of property is easier (if you know what you’re doing) than taking photos of people.
The reason I say this is because property doesn’t move. You don’t have to capture it at the exact right second to get the perfect expression. It doesn’t matter if you take the photo tomorrow, or today… besides the weather conditions, it could turn out exactly the same!
You do need to know what you’re doing however, because Real Estate photography has a few other challenges that portraits don’t have. For example, in most cases you want to show your viewer what the room looks like from inside AND what the view looks like out the window! In other words, you need to know how to create an image that balances both the indoor light with the outside light. And that’s almost impossible in a single shot. To do it, we have to use multiple images.
The process is slower than most people think. I use a tripod and take anywhere from 3 to 7 pictures for each final photo that I want to have. Then I merge them to what’s called a high dynamic range (HDR) image using the computer afterwards. So, although the session itself is more predictable and “easy”, the work to merge the photos is more tedious and takes more skill than with other editing.