Real Estate Photographer – Matthew Digati

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Day in the life of
Real Estate Photographer – Matthew Digati

Matthew Digati
Real Estate Photographer
Digati Photography

A typical day at my job is usually 1 or 2 photoshoots in the morning, and then editing the photos in the afternoon. I meet the real estate agent at the property they’re selling, do a quick walk-through to see what type of photography package is needed, then photograph the property.

Once I’m back at my office, I’ll edit the photos and send them to the realtor in 24 hours or less. It’s my job to make sure the house looks great, so staging is involved if the homeowner or realtor hasn’t already done so. Usually, minimal staging is needed just to set the scene for each photo. All together, photographing 1 house usually takes between 1.5 and 3 hours. Editing usually takes between 1 to 3 hours as well. My key responsibility is to make sure the photos come out looking as good as possible. My photos will represent the house on all the online platforms, so they serve as an introduction to possible buyers.


  • I make my own schedule
  • I’m a business owner
  • I get to take photographs for a living
  • I get to see beautiful homes all around my area
  • I meet many different influential people in the real estate industry


  • Editing means a lot of time sitting at my desk on my computer
  • Not all houses are photography ready, so cleaning is sometimes necessary
  • There is a lot of driving involved since I travel to each property
Matthew Digati
Real Estate Photographer
Digati Photography
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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.

Salary: $51000
Salary Rank: C
Education: No degree required
Suitable Personality: The Artist