DJZ Photography

Real Estate, Commercial, Aerial, & Architectural Photography

Real Estate Photography has become the most important aspect of advertising houses, condos, apartments, and other properties online.  A home can attract more buyers and receive higher offers if you have clean, beautiful photos taken by a professional real estate photographer who puts full effort into each photo.  When potential home buyers are searching for homes online, photos become their first impression of the listing, and may determine whether they go to see the property.  When people have already seen the property and are considering the purchase, they often revisit the photos as part of the decision making process.  It’s important for photos to stand out as exceptional in a sea of online images, and capture the beauty of architecture and interior spaces in the best possible way.  This has become my goal with every photo shoot, whether I'm shooting a house for sale, exploring architectural design, or working on a commercial project.  

Currently serving the Greater Grand Rapids area, Gull Lake, Lake Michigan Lakeshore, and West Michigan.

Crisp, Clean, Beautiful MLS Photos

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MLS photo pricing is based market conditions and on the number of photos requested.  You can specify any shots and angles you would prefer, or have me select the views.

A smaller house or condo typically will only require around 20 photos to capture the most appealing views and angles.  Larger houses, houses with many unique or upgraded features, and properties with waterfront or acreage tend to benefit from a higher number of photos.

Contact me for current MLS photo rates.

Other available services include Aerial photos & video, Floorplans, 3D Virtual Reality Tours, 2D Virtual Tours, and Twilight Photography.

Commercial & architectural Photography

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I also provide photos for commercial properties, architectural firms, custom homes, interior design, and other settings where beautiful photos are needed.  Pricing would be based on a number of factors that I look forward to discussing with you.

Before & After

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Producing high quality photos (especially with interior photography) is challenging, and there are many different approaches with various levels of equipment and effort that can be applied.  Pointing a high-end camera and a couple of flashes at a living space does not automatically produce a great photo. When preparing to take a photo, some of the considerations are:

  • What color temperature is the ambient light?

  • How bright is the ambient light inside and outside?

  • Are there multiple light sources with differing color temperatures?

  • What direction is the light going?

  • Is the light balanced?

  • Are there distracting glares?

  • How important is the view out the window?

  • What objects or areas should be highlighted in this scene?

I consider all of these aspects important for every photo I take. I use a combination of multiple wireless flashes, light stands, light modifiers, and advanced Photoshop techniques to make the lighting more appealing and beautiful than what would normally be captured in a standard photo.

Below you can see examples of photos before any work is done (standard photos taken with a high-end camera), compared to photos after I photograph, edit, and finalize the images.  All the photos I produce are like the "after" versions.


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“Thanks Dan
They look great.
Also, just so you know…my seller was very impressed with you. He said “it was like Hollywood”

"We have worked with Dan on many projects. Dan is able to capture great photos that will really show your property well. I would highly recommend using Dan for your photography needs!" - (Houzz review)


"Dan is a true professional when it comes to real estate listing photos. He is a delight to work with, uses only the best equipment, came with tons of lights and flashes, took his time setting up every shot, and returned the beautifully edited images quickly. I can't think of a better investment in getting the house ready to sell." - (Houzz review)


"Your photographer rocks!  Forgive my language, but those are some bad “#$!” pictures of my home!  Great job!"


"They look great again!! Thank you for being so quick."


"Nice job with regards to these photos. My sellers are very happy"


"These turned out so great!  Thanks again for your efforts and for having them processed so quickly!"


"Thanks for the pictures, they look great!   We are very pleased with how they turned out and think you have done a great job in helping us showcase the house.  We also really enjoy the virtual tour."


"Thank you Dan. Great job with the pictures!"


"Thank you so much!  The pictures came out great. We have been showing them off since yesterday. :-)"


"Wow Dan, they are absolutely beautiful."