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San Francisco Views

It gets nothing better than a clear day where the views of San Francisco unfold from a home’s deck, picture window, or backyard. Real estate photography is very dependant on the weather. Sure, I can do real estate listing photos on a cloudy day, but as we all know it’s so much when that blue sky is present and the views are wide open. This home in the Glen Park neighborhood of San Francisco offered a lot of character for me to photograph. It also had a surprise very spacious in-law unit on the lower level. One would have never guessed this house packed so much living space from viewing it from the curb. I really like homes like that. The ones that are an adventure to shoot because you never know what’s behind that closed door or down those carpeted stairs. Yes, this was a good day to be a real estate photographer in San Francisco! Check out more of my real estate marketing services on my website: http://www.rcrphoto.com/


San Francisco Skyline

We’ve had a lot of clear skies in San Francisco as of late. When I was asked to do the real estate listing photos for this South of Market condo I was very pleased when I arrived to see sunny skies in San Francisco. Sunny skies make my job as a real estate photographer a snap. I love seeing the blue sky pulled in from the windows on the interior photos. The house interiors are much more vibrant on sunny days and photograph much easier. The exterior photos on a sunny day are a given. Exterior photos really pop beneath blue skies.  The white interiors coupled with the sunny blue skies really made this condo look amazing on this shoot. When the real estate agent took me to the rooftop deck I was really impressed with the views. The San Francisco skyline just beckoned to be photographed. I don’t know if there could be a more perfect day to shoot this condo in SOMA. To see more of my real estate photography please visit my website here: San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Photographer     To see the listing for this condo click here: 920 Harrison St. Unit #8, San Francisco

Real Estate Flyers- Residential Duplex

My real estate flyer service keeps me pretty busy. Most of the flyers I produce are for single family homes. However, I have done a few for multi-family real estate listings as well. Here is an example of a duplex that recently went into contract, as of the writing of this post, in Redwood City, CA. I did all the real estate photos of the interiors of the 4 bedroom unit and exterior photos for this listing. The interior photos of the 4 bedroom unit was featured in the flyer. For a 4 bedroom condo this unit was very large. You can see that the photos I used in the flyer captures just how big the space really is. Real estate flyers are a great way to showcase any property and almost every listing will have a flyer on hand at the listing. However, professionally designed and commercially printed flyers will put any agent’s presentation heads and shoulders above the crowd. I custom design my flyers from scratch with input from my clients. You have total control over the look of the flyer! All my flyers are printed by a local commercial printer that produces photographic quality  prints. They are printed on 20lb glossy cover stock to give them a quality feel when put in the hands of potential buyers and potential clients. Professional printing means that they are printed from edge to edge minus a white border that you see on unprofessional printers such as a copy shop or a home printer. I also hand deliver them in San Mateo County and San Francisco within 24 hours of the flyer being approved. There is no other service like this! Please check out my website for more info on my flyer services: Real Estate Flyer Services   You can view the listing for this property here: 315-317 Orchard Rd, Redwood City

real estate flyers for open houses


real estate flyers for open houses

San Francisco Real Estate Photography

Some homes will produce a beautiful photo no matter where I point my camera. This home is one of those. As a real estate photographer in San Francisco I meet a lot of challenging conditions. The only challenge with a home like this is to decide where to point my camera next. Being a Victorian Bungalow in Ingleside Terrace already gives this home a lot of character. Don’t let the descriptor “Bungalow” fool you. This place was huge! With over 2,800 sqft of living space this home offered many photo opportunities. See the bonus room with the high ceilings and window transoms! However, the homeowners took lovely care of this home and updated throughout the years. The expert agent prepared the home for it’s presentation to the market flawlessly. When it was my turn to capture the home through my lens and produce high quality real estate listing photos, my job was a snap. Check out the sky replacement on the front photo! To see more about my real estate photography services and all my other services I provide in the San Francisco Bay Area please check out my website here: Rick Rowland Photography  Also, be on the lookout for the 3D virtual tour I did for this property. Will be posting it soon! To view the listing for this home see the real estate listing ( it was in contract at the time of this blog post) for this home click here: 60 Urbano Dr., San Francisco

San Francisco Real Estate- Tight Spaces

Most of the real estate photos I produce in the San Francisco real estate market are apartment homes in converted buildings. Many of these buildings were built at the turn of the century and offer a lot of character making for some great photos. These smaller spaces offer challenges and as a real estate photographer I take them head on. I try not to distort the rooms, but I also want to cover the entire room as I would in a spacious Hillsborough Estate. This where my wide angle lens performs best. I am able shoot wall-to-walk and ceiling-to-floor. I also try to best capture the layout of the home. Telling the home’s story of how the kitchen is connected to the dining room and the dining room is connected to the living room, etc… really helps buyers understand the potential of the home just from the photos.  During my post shooting process I then use my HDR skills to blend and really open up the shadows in the photos. This where the magic happens. Having the brightest and widest possible photos makes the rooms pop. This shows potential buyers the home interiors at it’s best as they shop for homes on the internet. My clients’ photos always stand out in a very crowded market! Check out this owner occupied home in the Hayes Valley neighborhood in the heart of San Francisco. 

San Francisco Real Estate- Photos of a Noe Valley Home

Doing real estate photography in San Francisco is a lot of fun. I get to see a lot of cool homes and this Noe Valley home with modern updates was no exception. This home has spacious rooms and an open floor plan on the main living level. The lighting was great with all ample windows and having a bright and clear sunny morning didn’t hurt either. The homeowners worked hard to prepare this home for the photos and that hard work really paid off. It made my job a lot easier to just come in and shoot photos

Home in Outer Mission in San Francisco

I always take the call to photograph real estate in San Francisco. Many of the homes I have the opportunity photograph in the city are clean, bright, and ready for photos. This one was no exception. Staged beautifully as well!

1200 Gough St High Rise with Panoramic Views

San Francisco offers some of the best views in the world and this condo has some of the best of the best views! Sitting just across the street from Cathedral Of Saint Mary Of The Assumption one can see the Sutra Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge as well. Beautiful!

Brand New Remodel in Noe Valley, San Francisco

I’ve been getting a lot of work in San Francisco this year and I love it! Photographing real estate in San Francisco presents its own challenges that I normally don’t see in San Mateo County. Things are a little tighter and taller in the city! However, when I walk into a home like this, I know I made the right choice in accepting more shoots in SF! 

Stylish Sunset District Home in San Francisco

Although I’m based on the Peninsula and do most of my business in San Mateo County, I really enjoy changing things up and taking jobs in the city. This San Francisco home in the Sunset District had some of the most beautiful hardwood floors I had ever seen. Coupled with the rich woodwork was a stunning staging. I love to photograph great staging! 

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