Frequently Asked Questions
Most questions can be answered by reading the photographer independent contractor agreement (ICA).
Someone that loves photography and has a very flexible schedule. We hire hobbyists and professionals alike. We rely on your portfolio to determine if you have what it takes to be a real estate photographer. For professional photographers this line of work allows you to bolt onto your existing business.
- Proper Camera gear (see ICA)
- Signed Independent Contractor Agreement (ICA) specific to your state
- A dedicated internet connection with a minimum upload speed of 5 Mbps
- General Liability & Auto Insurance
- Become a member of the Board of Realtors (depends on location)
- Undergo a background check
We gauge your level of expertise on your portfolio; even if you haven't done real estate photography. However, to be considered we require that you send us a minimum of 10 pictures that meet our quality standards set forth in our independent contractor agreement.
Beyond having the equivalent of a GED we do not require any formal education. However, any formal education is a plus!
Yes! However, we expect that our photographers already have the expertise they need to properly photograph a property. Some basic coaching will be provided but skills sets such as proper exposure and framing should already be mastered. We also provide training with our 3D Walk-through tours.
NO. All of our photographers are 1099 independent contractors.
Our rates vary depending on both the services provided as well as the state in which you reside. Our average pay per shoot is $52 and the time required to complete a shoot is 1 to 1.5 hours. This will vary from shoot-to-shoot. Please view the Rate Section in the Independent Contractor Agreement (ICA) for exact amounts.
We pay on a semi-monthly basis. Work performed between the 1st of the month and the 15th of the month will be paid on the 20th of the month. Work performed on the 16th of the month thru the end of the month will be paid on the 5th day of the following month.
All of our photographers work on an as-needed basis. Which means we do not guarantee the amount of work you will get. The amount of photoshoots that you receive depends on where you live and the number of orders we receive in your general area. Depending on your willingness to travel you may receive more shoots.
When first hired there is typically a ramp up period where you can expect a handful of shoots. Depending on your skill level, flexibility, willingness to accept more shoots, and the number of the orders we receive will determine if you receive more shoots.
Still Photography: We require either a Full-frame or APS-C sensor digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Any camera with a sensor size smaller than APS-C is not allowed without our permission.
For a full-frame sensor camera a rectilinear wide angle lens with a minimum focal length of 17mm (16mm or less preferred) is required. For a crop-sensor (APS-C) camera a rectilinear wide angle lens with a minimum focal length of 12mm (11mm or less preferred) is required. The use of lenses with focal lengths smaller than the preferred minimum is permissible as long as there is no barrel distortion (fisheye effect). The use of lenses with focal lengths larger than the required minimum is forbidden.
The only other equipment needed is a monopod and a tripod.
Drone Photography: We require that you have a drone with a image stabilizer, that can shoot in raw and a minimum of 12 MP, and that follows all the FAA regulations.
We rely mostly on ambient light for each photoshoot. Our photographers may use flash photography or any other artificial lighting equipment as long as there is no direct hard light or reflective light. All artificial light must be evenly distributed using a diffuser.
NO. We give photoshoots only to photographers that already have the required equipment. However, if you are anxious to work with us and all you need is a lens, go get it! But keep in mind we do not guarantee the number of shoots you will receive so buy at your own risk.
Maybe. Depending on your location you may be required to become an affiliate member of your local Board of Realtors. Membership is what gives you access to use the e-key system to enter properties that have a electronic lockbox. You pay all membership fees. Feel free to call us or email us find out if you must become an affiliate member of your local board.
YES. Due to the risk involved with entering other people's property as well as the risk of a car accident while driving to and from a shoot it is imperative that our photographers have proper coverage. As a professional photographer liability coverage should provide proper liability coverage for all the types of photography you do.
NO. We only schedule shoots with photographers that already have liability coverage in place.
You need a minimum of $300,000 in coverage per occurrence; however you are free to purchase more coverage if you'd like. Though we only require General Liability coverage and automobile insurance coverage, you are welcome to purchase any other type of insurance.
When adding Quick Pic Tours as an additional insured our corporate office location is:
9571 S 700 E, Suite 103
Sandy, UT 84070
It is highly recommended that you have a personal vehicle to get to each appointment; however, if you are able to arrive on time to each shoot using any other means of transportation and do not loiter before or after a shoot you are welcome to do so.
YES. You must pay $20 for a background check prior to being hired. Though we are an equal opportunity employer, we reserve the right to deny work to anyone with a questionable background.