Day In The Life Of An LA Real Estate Photographer / Videographer ($1450 day)

by Cole

This blog post was written from the above transcript by ChatGPT.

Hey there, I’m Cole Connor, an artist and entrepreneur with a passion for creating and inspiring. I run Bow Los Angeles, a real estate marketing company in the beautiful city of Los Angeles, California. Today, I want to take you on a thrilling journey through a day in the life of a real estate photographer, where I managed to earn a total of $1,475.

Morning Hustle (8:30 AM – 10:15 AM)

My day begins at 8:30 AM, and it’s packed with appointments, including both real estate photography and a video shoot. I’ll walk you through each step of my busy morning.

First Shoot: Real Estate Photography (8:50 AM – 9:05 AM)

I start the day by heading to my first real estate photography appointment. The property is a small unit, and it’s all set up for my arrival. My task is to capture the interior, which involves taking around 10 photos. It’s a smooth operation, and I complete the job in approximately 15 minutes. For this service, I charge $175. Here’s the secret to success in real estate photography – efficiency.

Second Shoot: Real Estate Photography (9:30 AM – 9:45 AM)

With a 25-minute gap between appointments, I make my way to the second location. This is another real estate photography gig, and it’s just as streamlined as the first. I capture about 10 photos in 15 minutes, and the client’s fee remains at $175.

Lunch and a Chance Encounter (10:00 AM – 10:30 AM)

Amid my hectic morning, I manage to squeeze in a quick lunch. But my day takes an unexpected turn when I cross paths with Jamie, a fellow content creator and real estate photographer. We connect over our shared enthusiasm for the industry and enjoy a coffee break.

Midday Grit (10:30 AM – 1:00 PM)

After lunch, it’s back to the grind. My next appointment promises excitement – an Airbnb shoot. This one entails capturing more photos and demands a longer time commitment. Here’s how it unfolds.

Third Shoot: Airbnb Photography (1:00 PM – 2:15 PM)

I arrive at the Airbnb property, situated conveniently near the iconic Hollywood sign. This shoot is a bit more complex, requiring meticulous attention to detail. It takes around 75 minutes to complete, and the client’s payment for my services stands at $300. My mission during this assignment is to encapsulate the essence of this unique space in my photographs.

Afternoon Challenge (2:30 PM – 4:30 PM)

Following the Airbnb shoot, I take a moment to catch my breath before my next challenge, a video shoot. Video shoots tend to be more intense, as they require capturing every angle and detail while ensuring the final product is engaging and polished.

Fourth Shoot: Video Walkthrough (4:30 PM – 6:00 PM)

For this shoot, my objective is to film a video walkthrough of a property. The client, in this case, is particularly keen on having an engaging introduction. This adds more complexity to the task at hand. The client agrees to compensate me with $650 for my services.

After a full day of shooting, I head home, and it’s time to crunch some numbers. From these appointments, I managed to earn a grand total of $1,475. However, my workday isn’t over just yet; there’s still a considerable amount of editing work to be tackled.

A day in the life of a real estate photographer is filled with variety, excitement, and the opportunity to use your creative skills. While it can be a demanding job, it’s also immensely rewarding, both professionally and financially. I’m grateful for the chance to do what I love and share this incredible journey with you. If you’re interested in photography or videography, consider checking out my Skillshare course or my new preset packs, and join me on this creative adventure. Like, subscribe, and stay tuned for more exciting content.

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