It’s hard to calculate. Because I was just doing only houses. So I can have a day where I may do 2 or 3 houses a twilight shoot and they may or may not include the drones. So on those days it’s easily $400-$600 a day. So for me I do 3 things, houses, drones and twilight shoots and everyday is differentThanks for sharing, Riggs. Is $95-$225 pretty standard in Real Estate?
Reason that I am asking is that I might be going this route soon, but the rates seems kind of low... Or it could just be me, because am currently spoiled by how much construction operators make.
Do you also provide video footage for the same rate?
Thanks in advance.
Where are you located? Just call TourFactory.com. Out here in Southern California we have enough photographers. It took me several years to break in to this market.Hey, do they need another aerial cinematographer, who was born and raised in Southern California, plus a USC grad?. See my work below
Unfortunately, the waiting period while we perfect our skills to become noticed, accepted, and requested is something that accompanies every trade. Carpenter, mechanic, engineer, attorney, photographer, aerial photographer, it applies to all of them with photography perhaps the most difficult and lengthy to accomplish.
The aerial photography side may be even more difficult as most aerial cameras lack to resolution and fidelity of the full frame and mirrorless cameras used by ground photographers. To compensate for the lower quality of an aerial camera more work is required in composition and post processing, becoming more critical to sell a photo. Both of those are skills that take time and practice to develop by themselves. Using a drone has its benefits but the drone, especially as so many are flooding media with repetitive themed images, can make it harder, especially if all you have is more elevation to make your work stand out.
I shot for Tour Factory for a couple years then they just sort of went away. Not sure what happened. I don't know if I sucked, or if there wasn't enough work where I'm located, or what. But they're a good group. Glad they're keeping you busy.I'm currently under contract with TourFactory and they provide me with my clients. The beauty of it is I don't do any marketing, (well some word of mouth). They just schedule me and I go fly or shoot. The guy that owns the Riverside county territory knows just about every real estate agent in Southern California so he's help me build these relationships. I've gotten to a point now where I'm pretty much in high demand. Clients like that because I can come in and do the house and the aerial. It's sorta one stop shop, which gives them a very consistent look and feel. As far as prices go I can make anywhere from $95-$225 a shoot. I typically do 2-5 shoots a day and that can be a mix of both house and drone. Oh and one other thing, TourFactory sets the prices I never have to discuss it with my clients.
Count me in. I've been shooting commercially for about 47 years. I had so many clients pestering me the last couple years to do drone work I finally broke down and got into it. Gotta admit, it's kind of fun having a new perspective to play with. The industry has changed so much since I began shooting that I find myself shooting things I never thought I would, real estate being one of them. But, hey, ya gotta eat and pay the bills, eh?Roll Call:
So, who here is a Photographer first, who added a drone to their kit? Or has a history of Photography and now uses that with Aerial Photography?
I have a Photography Business and added drones for aerial photo/video capability, in order to extend my offerings to clients.
I’m a Nikon Shooter. My main kit is a D810 with all 3 Gold Ring 2.8’s: 14-24mm; 24-70mm; 70-200mm.
Very nice shot, amigo. Great work.I started out as a Real Estate photographer and added drones to my offerings. It doubled my business. Clients like having one person that does both. Makes for a consistent look and feel. Heres an aerial shot of an Estate in Ocean Ranch which is in Laguna Niguel California
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