About J Roy Real Estate Photography
I became interested in photography over 30 years ago. I enrolled in a New York photography school that provided certification in photography. During that time period there wasn't digital photography. Besides learning to take professional pictures I also learned how to develop them. I built a dark room in my home and developed my own black-and-white pictures. My primary focus was scenic pictures. With the invention of digital photography and computer editing software there is no need for a dark room. I benefited learning the art of the photography old school. Each time I took a picture it cost me money to have it developed. So it was very important to make sure each shot was the best possible.
For the past 13 years my focus mainly has been with website design/development through my company. What has set me apart is that I personally take most of the pictures of my client's products or services. During this time I was approached by a friend of mine who is a real estate agent. He had acquired listings that had expired from previous agents. He did not like the previous photographs of the property (interior and exterior), and asked me to take new shots for him. I went to the property to take pictures of his listing property and took over 100 photos; I edited them and let him choose which ones he wanted. I also created visual tours that could be uploaded to MLS. I then designed his personal real estate agent website. This was the start of my real estate photography career. Don't get me wrong, I still design and develop websites but now I have some new customers for real estate agents. Along with taking pictures, I have created visual tours which can be posted to YouTube and/or MLS listings.