Should I Become A Real Estate Photographer (One Minute Quiz)

Alyssa Omandac

Career Quiz and Most Suitable Personality

Real Estate Photographers

Real Estate Photographers Real Estate Photographers specialize in creating photos of properties to help Real Estate Agents attract interest in property listings. Real Estate Photographers take photos of the interiors and exteriors of properties, develop film, and digitally touch up photos to present homes and buildings in the best possible light.

No degree required
Interest Match

Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.Confucius

Table of contents
  1. Career Quiz
  2. Suitable Personality Type
  3. Pros and Cons

Career Quiz

In this career quiz, there are 8-10 questions that will give you a pretty good perspective on whether this career is right for you.

There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Maybe, and Like.

Answer “Like / Yes” if you tell yourself “Yes! I would love do this” or “Yeah, I’m that type of person”.
Answer “Okay / Maybe” if you tell yourself “Umm…I think I will be okay with that”.
Answer “Dislike / No” if you tell yourself “Ugh…Sounds boring” or “No way!”.

Ready? Let’s start!

Question Yes Maybe No
Are you interested in the steps needed to photograph houses and commercial buildings?
Would you be interested in learning the techniques needed for photo retouching?
Are you curious about how photographers deliver images to clients?
Do you have the creativity needed to compose visually appealing photos?
Do you have the attention to detail needed to deal with the technical aspects of photography?
Do you have the patience required to wait for clients or optimal lighting conditions?
Are you interested in pursuing a specialized subfield of photography that may include fewer job prospects?
Would you be interested in eventually starting your own photography business?

Your Results


Now count how many points you have.

Dislike = 0 point
Okay = 1 point
Like = 2 points

After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.

Suitable Personality Type

The Artist

People with this personality likes to work with designs and patterns. They prefer activities that require self-expression and prefer work that can be done without following a clear set of rules. You can read more about these career personality types here.

Successful Real Estate Photographers are often creative, as creativity helps photographers compose more visually appealing photos. Real Estate Photographers are also often logical, detail-oriented individuals, as they need to consider a variety of factors for each shot, such as available light, the selection of lenses, and camera settings. Real Estate Photographers should also have patience, as they occasionally need to wait for clients or optimal lighting conditions.

Pros and Cons


Your Job Is Unique

Real Estate Photography is a niche field, which makes your job more unique compared to other areas of photography. Due to the size of the market, you may find it easy to establish yourself as the leading Real Estate Photographer in your area.

You Get to Take Photos for a Living

Working as a Real Estate Photographer is not a physically demanding job. It also offers a lot of flexibility. Other than scheduled photo sessions of real estate properties, you set your own schedule.

You May Fall Back on Your Photography Skills

If you fail to find work in the Real Estate Photography business, you can always rely on your photography skills to find employment or broaden your customer base.

You May Become Your Own Boss

After gaining experience as a Photographer, most Real Estate Photographers open independent studios or offer their services as contractors, allowing you to eventually become your own boss.


You May Have to Deal with Unsatisfied Clients

Real Estate Photographers occasionally deal with unsatisfied clients, which may require the Photographer to retake photos or offer a refund.

There Are Limited Job Opportunities

Most Real Estate Photographers work as freelance contractors, which provides limited job opportunities for those who seek full-time employment instead of self-employment.

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