Welcome to our Real Estate Photography and Rental Properties Photography services for Vancouver, BC Canada
We provide high quality interior architectural photos in low light interior conditions, by making them brighter and having details stand out more, through photo editing techniques.
We have been serving the businesses and community of Vancouver since 2011, helping them with excellent customer service, fast and prompt turnaround times and commitment to quality work in our projects. To date, we have photo shoot hundreds of properties in helping realtors achieving their marketing needs.
About Us: You may learn more about our company and our philosophy here.
Put your mouse over image to see how our Real Estate Photos differs from ordinary one shot photo taking.
Key Features of our Real Estate Photography Service:
- Providing photo services in interior and exterior architectural photography, applicable to the construction and renovation firms, as well as to the real estate and rental market industries.
- Extensive and mandatory photo editing is involved to ensure the photo’s contrast, detail and brightness stands out and is in-balance.
- Photos are taken using a wide angle lens, captured in a way that shows “3D dimension-like” or shows all 3 walls to show depth.
- We believe that in order to sell the house quick, the photos must stand out and look good. This is where we come to the realtor’s help.
- We are able to design and print Feature Sheets, ready for the Realtor’s open house.
- We commit personalized, friendly and respectful customer services to all our Realtors we serve and treat them all fairly and equally.
- We work together to find a good schedule for each other rather than strictly going by a busy calendar.
- Generally our costs are lower than other small businesses doing real estate photos
- Drones are now used to make aerial photos and videos, in conjunction with regular stabilizer equipment to make the video tours.
About our Real Estate Photography, 360 Tours and Video Tours
|Located in Vancouver, BC, we help realtors, residential and commercial builders, interior designers, renovation firms, rental agencies in apartments and suites, construction companies, bed and breakfast operators and stage / stagers consultants take top of the line quality photos, 360 Virtual Tour or Virtual Realty of Real Estate, and videos tours of interior and exterior architecture, both residential and commercial spaces. We feature night time real estate photography to allow photo shoots to take place at sunset and at night time during winter. Real Estate Photography is also known for Rental Properties Photography.|
Differences and Details
|We distinguish ourselves from other companies by focusing on handcrafted manual post processing, including manual settings on photo shoot. None of these are automated. Diffused bounce flash is also used in conjunction with the above process. Our still photos are designed to be bright and balanced contrast to show all the details of the furnitures and ceiling droppings. Dark wood shows brighter details, while white coloured furniture, walls and windows are controlled to disallow overexposure.
The outcome of interior photo shots is that there is no washed or white out window effects.
Taking photos yourself versus professional
|Taking photos yourself using a point and shoot camera will not achieve lifelike architectural looks and will not achieve proper exposures. Using the flash with a point and shoot camera will make the photo look even worse – all together, turning away potential buyers. We can help achieve a balanced exposure brightness results for you, composing beautiful architectural photos using state of the art software and hardware equipment, so that potential buyers would not be turned away by poor looking photos. Read the FAQ article here.|
Equipments and processes used
|We use professional photography equipment to take clear and sharp photos of Real Estate homes and commercial buildings. Well composed camera angle position is taken into account in our photography in the property. All our shots are on manual mode – every single control on manual mode – not automatic mode – to ensure the highest quality and control over our photography. This includes post processing where the photos are manually retouched, not by automation. The photos are retouched by having it’s contrast, exposure, color and lighting corrected.|
|With our in-house state of the art commercial grade printing system, realtors can expect fast service from printing feature sheets, just in time for their open houses. The design time of the feature sheet layout is included with the photo shoot service. We offer 4 page booklet feature sheets or single copy double sided feature sheets – all printed on 80lb glossy magazine feel paper and most importantly all trimmed to make the sheets edge to edge printing.|
What’s included or optionally requested:
- Travel to customer’s location (additional travel fee may apply outside of Vancouver/Burnaby/Richmond area)
- Extensive Photo Editing after photo shoot to ensure as much window view as possible and overall balanced photo
- An exclusive webpage hosted complimentary from our server, to show high resolution photos, Virtual Tours and Video tours
Our services are custom made to every realtor as each realtor wants a different combination of services.
We provide many options for Realtors to showcase the photos and videos by either having our multimedia located on their website, or by having us hosting the multimedia on their behalf – linking the MLS to the property webpage we host. We host the property’s webpage complimentary and is free of charge and life-time as part of the photography/video packages.
When we host the property webpage for Realtors, we also provide, if requested, a Google Analytics Report to determine how many visitors visit the property webpage, where they come from (i.e.: from Realtor.ca or MLS), the bounce rate, how long they stay on the webpage to view the information, etc. This feature is complimentary to all customers and is an excellent way to guage the effectiveness of advertising of the home.
Different types of Virtual Realty / Virtual Tours
We do different types of Virtual Tours for realtors as each of them has varying definitions of Virtual Tours.
- Virtual Tour of a video consisting of slideshow of photos with effect movements
- Virtual Tour as a video tour consisting of different camera angle movements
- Virtual Tour as of spherical 360 interactive panorama movement with or without hotspots
- Virtual Tour as of auto rotating 360 video without or with user interaction
- Virtual Tour as a walk through 360 interactive spherical panorama movement similar to Google Street View Virtual Tour
When inquiring about our services, realtors will need to specify exactly what kind of Virtual Tour they require.
Some realtors designate the concept of Virtual Tour as Video Tours. Please visit this page for more details on Virtual Tours using Video Tours.
Window and Balanced Brightness View
Our still photos allows users to see through the window from inside the property, without the over-exposed or the washed out white out window effects. This is part of our mandatory photo editing technique.
Some realtors or other individuals may chose to automate the photo editing process. However, in most circumstances, the outcome of the automated process is very unnatural. In our case, all of the photos we take involves 100% manual handcrafted photo editing, to ensure the outcome of the photos look as natural as possible.
High Definition Video Tour with Dolly and Vertical Crane Movement
We feature camera dolly type movements, giving viewers a dynamic and exciting viewing experience on a smooth gliding movement. Visit the Video Tour page for some examples.
The video tour is recorded in Full 1080P High Definition Footage format, as well as 720P web-ready format to be used on the Realtor’s website (or YouTube format ready for social media).
Our video tours also consists of conventional camera vertical and horizontal panning movements on a stationary point, in addition to dolly type gliding movements.
Our videos are not slideshow type style – they are real movement videos.
We continue to operate our photo shoot of houses in cloudy weather. We cannot predict the weather forecast which is always subjected to change. Our difference between ourselves and our competitors, is that we can post process the photos so that we can turn a grey cloudy sky into a nice blue sunny sky.
Residential Still Photos Examples
Please view some of our examples of still photos of properties. Our finished results includes color, lighting, contrast, & exposure adjustments. We ensure our finished photos are bright, clear, excellent contrast and details shown. Take note, that we use a wide angle lens for all interior and exterior photography of properties.
Night Time Photography for Real Estate
We serve the Greater Vancouver area all year round because we are able to take photos in night time conditions. Our equipments we have allows us to photograph interior and exterior settings at sunset and after dark. Please browse through our night time real estate photo gallery below to have a sense of how photos are like during night time photography.
Please view other examples of night time low light photography as well.
Realtor Photo Shoots
Using Green Screen technology and with the realtor’s professional style poses and outfit clothing, we can change to a variety of different backgrounds to suit the professional state. Please visit our Corporate Photo Shoot Page for further details.
Home renovation Photos
We help home renovation companies take “before and after” photos to showcase the before renovated work and after renovated work, so people can see the difference in renovation.
Home builders, interior designers and construction firms also like to showcase the renovated outcome of the bathrooms, kitchens, etc. In addition to photographing the general wide angle view of the interior, we may also take some specific detail shots to highlight specific points of beauty.
Just as we do for residential shots, we take wide angle shots of commercial real estate as well – that may include the exterior building, interior receptionist area, lunch area, and areas showing cubicles, workstations, kitchen area, etc. Sometimes companies would like to showcase to their own prospective customers how welcoming and inviting their space is for meetings, and our goal is to showcase the view well by the same photo editing technique as residentials.
We also provide photography services to help interior designers to showcase their architectural work.
Please click on the thumbnails for more details.
360 Virtual Tour of Real Estate
The tours are also known as Virtual Realty, giving buyers a virtual walkthrough of the property in 360 degrees interactive environment. 360 Virtual Tours can now be exported to be viewed in Youtube mode as 360 Interactive Videos. For the player below, you may use your mouse or finger to drag the image around while the video is playing, just like conventional 360 Still Photos Virtual Tours. The 360 YouTube videos are also compatible with Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Headsets, giving home buyers a more immersive 360 Virtual Reality experience of the property’s tour.
Click on the thumbnails below to view examples of 360 Tours of Real Estate properties. Use your mouse to move the environment around.
High Resolution, full screen HTML5 360 Virtual Tours:
Complete Walk-through 360 Virtual Tour
Our 360 Virtual Tour comes in 2 different forms. One form is standard Virtual Tour, having a few rotations representing main locations of the house such as only master bedroom, living room, kitchen, and dining room. The other form is a walk-through enhanced 360 Virtual Tour, whereby many rotations are photographed at many points along the pathways of the property, and viewers can click on directional arrows to follow along the path to view the property. The walk-through tour is similar to Google’s Street View.
360 Virtual Tour – Click on the white dots to advance to the next scene.
You can review more examples through the dedicated 360 Walk-Through Virtual Tour page.
Other 360 Examples:
Narrated 360 Virtual Tour Hotspots
An enhancement to our 360 Virtual Tour is having a narrated voiceover while the user interacts with the 360 Virtual Tour environment in the Real Estate Property. This is also known as a virtual tour guide, where the user looks around the environment clicking points of interests or hotspots, which in turns shows a popup informational dialog describing that particular part. The tour pages can also have repeated looping instrument music to give the tours a more enjoyable experience.
For example, when a user clicks on a hotspot on the gas countertop stove, it shows a pop up description of what the stove’s details is, as well as the manufacturer of the stove, all with optional voice narrated, reading out that pop up description.
This feature also works very well for general basis 360 Virtual Tour environments with hotspots descriptions.
After clicking on the play button below, please give a moment while the Flash file is being downloaded.
Real Estate High Definition Video Tours
Our Real Estate Video Tours are recorded in 1080P High Definition Format, and they can be downscaled to 720P for Youtube web ready use. These video footage are taken with vertical crane movements, dolly shots, gliding shots, and stationary point vertical and horizontal panning techniques. We provide Real Estate Video Tour service in the Vancouver BC Area and the Greater Metro Vancouver region or further. Our video tours are recorded with movement, and are not slideshow type videos.
Attention to details are now given to appliances and specific architectural house features (ie: drop ceiling). New for 2014, some of our Videos will feature vertical and diagonal camera movements. This adds a unique dynamic viewing experience to users.
Video Tours can also have subtitles and narrated voiceover describing the property.
Find more Real Estate videos we produce at our YouTube Channel.
Visit more Real Estate video examples at our dedicated Real Estate HD Video Tour page.
New gimbal stabilizer video techniques can be used for Real Estate video tours.
Real Estate Brochures / Feature Sheets
We do graphic design to make physical Real Estate Brochure Feature Sheets for realtors to showcase the properties they are selling in paper form. The feature sheets contains the MLS Number, Description of the properties, Sample photos of the house, and a link to our hosted multimedia webpage. We can also incorporate a 2D QR Barcode onto the brochure so that customers with a smartphone can scan the code and directly link them to the multimedia website.
A paper form feature sheets is an excellent way to give potential buyers “a take-home” item from the property. Every brochure can be custom made tailored to each realtor, such as having their own branding and own portraits on the cover.
Normally it is difficult or impossible to take one shot of the interior to be able to view both inside and outside of the property. Our indoor architectural photography features full clear view of the window from the inside to outside, without the overexposure effect from the window. This provides realism and details of the photos, and allows clients to see how the inside looks like, as well as how the outside of the window view look like.
Put your mouse over the image above to see how our Real Estate Photos differs from ordinary one shot photo taking.
Color correction is also applied during post processing, so that the interiors do not look yellowish in color. This procedure is part of the price package when realtors do business with us.
No need to worry about cloudy weather ruining the photo shoot. We can change the gloomy grey skies into nice blue skies using photo rendering techniques.
In addition, we can post process to remove camera equipment being reflected off bathroom and kitchen mirrors, making the photo more pleasant and realistic to view.
QR and NFC Mobile Marketing
Combining interactive photography and video tours with web design and programming, we can assist realtors in their marketing efforts in selling the properties by leveraging the use of smartphone mobile technology and QR and NFC technologies.
How it works is a sign with a QR Code and NFC Tag is placed at a particular point of interest such as a fireplace or an appliance. Buyers scan the QR Code or prox the NFC tag and the smartphone will bring up a webpage showing detail information about the appliance or more information on that particular point of interest.
This webpage can also include interactive photography and videos such as still photos, voice narrated guide reading out-loud the words, displaying video or instructional video of that appliance/area, 360 Virtual Tour of that area, etc.
Yacht and Boat Photography
Using the same techniques for Real Estate Photography, we are able to help yacht and boat rental companies and owners do still interior and exterior photography as well as interactive 360 tours and video tours.
Using an unmanned flyable remote drone aircraft, the drone can be used for aerial photography and videography of the real estate properties. Viewers can have a bird’s eye or higher level ground view of the property, incorporating some vertical, hortizontal, panning, arc movement and rotating movement of the camera into the real estate video. Still photos only shot can also be taken from higher ground up.
You may visit the drone page for more information.
This additional service may cost extra.