Architectural Photographer - Columbia, SC

CoStar Group, US-SC Field Based

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Architectural Photographer - Columbia, SC

Job Description

Architectural Photographer - Columbia, SC 



CoStar Group offers an expansive set of global real estate information platforms as well as heavily trafficked real estate marketplaces such as,, and CoStar delivers real-time, verified real estate data and media that helps clients confidently spot great opportunities and make smart decisions. By combining the power of CoStar’s independent research organization – the industry’s largest – with global data delivery, software, and application solutions, clients can act on opportunities with confidence. 
We are now looking for an Architectural Photographer who will create high quality, creative photos and videos using DSLR cameras, drones, gimbals and other state-of-the-art equipment.  Residential renters and homebuyers and commercial real estate owners, investors, and agents rely on CoStar to provide high-quality media to market their properties and to learn about opportunities. With 24 million people visiting CoStar’s websites each month, every day your media will drive transactions. 



  • Use your architectural photography expertise to produce interior and exterior media of multifamily, office, industrial, and retail properties. 

  • Create compelling exterior media for residential local neighborhoods, parks, and schools. 

  • Use a variety of tools to create visually appealing media including professional-grade cameras, tilt shift lenses, drones, gimbals, sliders, 3D tour cameras, and others. 

  • Utilize time of day, season, location and your expertise in photography to determine when and how to best photograph assignments. 

  • Edit all photography and video in a timely fashion resulting in a completed project. 

  • Professional and effective communication with clients during all aspects of media shoots including scheduling, set up and on-site interactions. 

  • Continued learning and development of your craft, including staying up to date on new techniques and technology. 


  • Demonstrable practical experience as a professional Real Estate Photographer or Architectural Photographer or similar 

  • Portfolio Review: Submit your portfolio of photos and videos which will include a selection of architectural, real estate, and exterior lifestyle media (exterior and interior photographs, videos, and drone media required) 

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma coupled with 4+ years professional real estate photography and videography experience. 

  • Full understanding of manual camera settings and lighting 

  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, IE: Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro 

  • Experience using MAC OS and MS Office 

  • FAA Part 107 Certification required 


  • Enjoys challenges of photographing buildings and neighborhoods in both suburban and city environments, understands the challenges and works to find creative solutions 

  • Strong relationship-building skills; ability to develop strong personal relationships with key contacts at assigned companies 

  • Flexible and adaptable with excellent multi-tasking and time management skills 

  • Used to working in fast-paced environment 

  • Experience of commercial drone photography is desirable 

  • Ability to capture and edit beautiful interior and exterior property videos and photography 

  • Full understanding of best practices for Architectural Photography, demonstrating artistic vision and creativity 


  • Full-time, consistent creative work year round 

  • Kit including computer, phone, camera, lenses, tripod, drone, gimbal and more (new and insured) 

  • Excellent Photography and Videography training opportunities 

  • Interact with a non-competitive network of hundreds of full-time photographers globally 

  • The industry leader with an energetic and fast paced dynamic culture 

  • Innovative technology and a reputation for outstanding products 

  • 95% customer renewal rate 

  • Consistent 20%+ average of year over year growth 

  • Excellent career growth opportunities 

  • Exceptional benefit plan (dental, vision, medical and prescription coverage) including an employee discounted stock purchase plan 

  • 401k plan with company match 

Be part of a team of professionals enjoying the opportunity to learn, do, and grow in a rewarding atmosphere. But don't just take our word for it -- see why our team chose to work at and stay at CoStar Group: 

We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply.  However, please note that CoStar is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position. 

CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. 


CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing

About CoStar Group

CoStar Group is the leading provider of online real estate marketplaces, information, and analytics in the commercial and residential property markets.

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