Photography training for estate agents & property developers
Photography skills for property professionals
Are you happy with the quality of your house interior and exterior property photography?
Northlight Images’ bespoke real estate / estate agent training courses and professional development seminars for estate agents and developers are held at your own preferred location, whether at your offices or in example properties. Our training will help you improve your building and house photography and is always tailored to fit your particular organisational needs.
We can help you take better photographs of residential and commercial properties. We train individuals and groups in Leicestershire, the UK East Midlands (Northampton, Nottingham and Derby) and have run courses all over the UK.
Learn how to get the best from your photographs and remember, training works - it helps you maximise the usefulness of your property photography. Training also contributes to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities.
- Reduce the time from listing to sale
- Give a more professional look to your service
- Good pictures catch the eye of future sellers
Do your own photography - save on outsourcing costs
Northlight Images provide high quality architectural, industrial, commercial and residential photography for estate agents and property management agencies and our training will give you and your colleagues the opportunity to learn real estate photography from a professional interior and architectural photographer.
We also provide bespoke digital photography courses, which cover composition and lighting techniques in property photography, the technical aspects of photography (exposure, depth of field etc.) and what to do with the images once you have transferred them out of the camera (image processing in Photoshop, using images for both web and print).
Find out how to make your images look that little bit better on the web or stand out in the local paper and with our extensive experience of colour management issues, we can also help you address more fundamental problems with colour images in printed brochures and newspapers.
Detailed photography training prices
The panel to the right gives a guide to our training prices. These apply to single sessions, however multiple sessions and locations booked at the same time can attract significant discounts.
Note - we don't sell cameras or software, but we are happy to suggest different options that fit your business needs and budget.
Our estate agent photography courses are customised to your requirements, so the content and style of the course will depend on what you want to learn and your existing skill levels. We have provided courses from a half day to three days.
A full day course aimed at individuals (up to 5 people) might consist of 'classroom' type work at the start, a visit out to a property, and returning to study the images taken and look at how to process them in an editor such as Photoshop. The training is very much hands-on, so you will be taking lots of photos and working on them.
For seminars, we ask that people bring along cameras (and the instruction manual, since we have not tried every single camera that's in use) and if possible let us know in advance any specific problems they may have encountered - all our courses are customised, and we want to make them as relevant as possible to the needs of those attending.
We can teach you how to correct images with bad lighting, how to make the best use of available light, and the basic rules of composition that will drastically improve all your property photography.
Discover why trying to make a room look as big as possible may not sell as well as making a room look interesting.
We’ll show you simple fixes to get round the problem of looking from a dark room into a light one and vice versa, and how to deal with annoying reflections from windows and doors, and when to make use of them.
Bring your own cameras along and find out what they are really capable of (but do remember your manual!).
Why do buildings in some photos look as if they are falling over? Discover the benefits and pitfalls of using very wide angle lenses.
For higher end properties we can show you the techniques and equipment needed to take images for brochures and booklets - we aim to match our courses to what it is you need for your agency.
See how we go about producing our high quality promotional photography for show homes and show flats for developers and builders.
Learn from an expert
Keith Cooper is a qualified Adult Education tutor and university lecturer and an experienced conference speaker and has a C&G Adult Education Certificate.
Keith is also an internationally recognised photographer and technical specialist. In September 2011, he was invited to join X-Rite's 'Coloratti'
- "X-Rite's Coloratti includes the world's top professional photographers, a group whose vision, passion, leadership, and partnership are recognized and valued by X-Rite. Coloratti photographers are highly respected by their peers and are admired by up-and-coming professionals, enthusiasts, and students alike."
Other photography training
We provide a wide range of training services to commercial organisations. As with our product photography training it is customised to our clients requirements.
We've more details of specific services on other pages:
This site also has free downloadable versions of some of Keith Cooper's image manipulation tutorials.
VR photography training for interiors and exterior use
Northlight provides a range of VR (Virtual Reality) and panoramic photography services, such as 360 virtual tours - This is specialised work and require a not inconsiderable investment in equipment and VR software (such as Stitcher Pro or Autopano Giga).
Why pay someone else to produce VR tours and the likes for you?
We can help show you the techniques and equipment for producing VR movies of properties, and help you save money by creating them yourselves.
We can provide training in this specialist area - please contact us directly for more information (Note that this is not part of our normal Estate Agent photography training courses)
Many of our training courses are developed by Keith Cooper of Northlight Images.