A property photographer is an individual who photographs properties on behalf of owners and estate agents to help sell residential and commercial buildings. To become a property photographer, also referred to as a real estate photographer, you need to have excellent composition skills, as well as a very good technical understanding. The right lens, lighting, aperture and shutter speed can create the perfect photograph, but honing in on these skills can take years of practice. To become a professional real estate photographer, you need to gain hands on experience. You should photograph buildings in your spare time, offer to help local businesses for free and read as many books as possible. Photographs play a huge role in selling buildings worth thousands or millions of pounds, and it can prove to be a very rewarding area of photography.