Sometimes we need to look at things differently. Real estate is evolving especially in how we market our listings. For example, social media is playing a huge roll now.
Professional real estate photography is also evolving. We have mirrorless cameras which are smaller due to the removed mirror mechanism. We have cameras without an anti-alias filter for sharper images. Professional cameras and related equipment are becoming more and more sophisticated and complex.
One area that is evolving at a fast pace for both real estate and real estate photography are elevated images - either taken by a pole, a helicopter/plane, a drone, or a boom lift. Personally, I've invested a 16' pole set up that is great for homes with pools, gardens or are set up high on a hill. You get a full shot of the house and yard without having to look at too much of the roof as you would in the other elevated options. Helicopters/planes and drones are great for when you want to get higher, showing the proximity to the ocean or lake/bay.
Here's are samples of various heights of the same property. They all have a different purpose and are important to showing the house and the land surrounding.
1st and 2nd images taken at ground level. 3rd image with a 16' pole showing the property surrounding the house. 4th image with a drone (with permission - www.sevdonaerialimagery.com).
For more examples on elevations, click here to visit my elevation page.
A Reminder on Drones and Commercial Usage:
Commercial Drone usage requires a Section 333 exemption. For more information on Drone rules, visit https://www.faa.gov/uas/civil_operations/