How would you approach real estate photography?

DARREN ROWSE, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL:

"Yesterday I received this email from Tabitha – a dPS reader. I thought it might make an interesting community discussion. Can you help her with any advice?

Dear dPS – next week I’ve been asked to photograph a friends house which is being sold. They have decided not to sell their house through a real estate agent (it’s a long story) and are doing it independently and need some shots of the outside and inside of the house for their marketing campaign.

As their only friend with a DSLR I landed the job. I have no idea where to start and would love any advice that you or your community have? 99% of my photography is portraiture so I am feeling somewhat out of depth!

I have a Canon 5D Mk II and 2 lenses – a 17-40mm lens and a 24-105mm lens.

"It’s over to you dPS community – what advice do you have for Tabitha?"

This is the whole of the introduction which sparked a very long and informative reader feedback, with many valuable advice, tips and hints. Read this for the comment section, here.