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Architectural Photographer - Philadelphia, PA

at CoStar Group

Posted: 7/6/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: J3N03F6JW5PTDKZFYMJ

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Architectural Photographer - Philadelphia, PA


Job Description


CoStar Group is the number one place for marketing and information on Commercial Real Estate.  Fortune Magazine recently named CoStar Group in the top 100 fastest growing companies in the world!

As an Architectural Photographer, you will be providing high quality photographs, drone videos/still images, and Steadicam videos on the most important commercial buildings in your region.  Owners and Brokers rely on CoStar, LoopNet and Apartments.com to provide high quality media to best market their properties to Tenants and Investors.  As our Architectural Photographer, you will be at the heart of the commercial real estate industry, capturing high quality images that enable our clients to make informed high impact business decisions. With 24 million people visiting CoStar’s websites each month, every day your images will help our client’s best market their properties. 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Professional and effective communication with clients during all aspects of the media shoot including scheduling, set up and on site.
  • Provide professional quality photography and video on assigned commercial properties in your assigned region.
  • Produce interior photography using existing light sources as well as lighting systems when necessary.
  • Create visually appealing and technically sound video with both Drones, Steadicams, and other tools.
  • Utilize time of day, time of season and location based decisions on when to best photograph the exterior of commercial buildings.
  • Edit all photography and video in a timely fashion resulting in a completed project.
  • Continued learning and development of your craft, including staying up-to-date on new techniques and technology.

Successful Architectural Photography candidates will:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years practical experience as an Architectural Photographer
  • Have a full understanding of best practices for Architectural Photography, demonstrating artistic vision and creativity
  • Capture and edit beautiful interior and exterior property videos and photos
  • Be an experienced Drone Photographer with a FAA Part 107 License/Certification
  • Demonstrate full understanding of manual camera settings and lighting (natural and studio)
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, IE: PhotoShop, Lightroom, Bridge, Premiere Pro, Capture One
  • Be knowledgeable of MAC OS and MS Office
  • Enjoy challenges of photographing commercial buildings in cityscapes, understand the challenges and work to find creative solutions
  • Be able to develop strong personal relationships with key contacts at assigned companies
  • Manage multiple responsibilities, changing priorities, and excel in a fast-paced environment without missing deadlines
  • Demonstrate an interest in the commercial real estate industry

Applicant Requirements:

  • Portfolio Review (architectural photographs and drone videos required)
  • Be an experienced Drone Photographer with a FAA Part 107 License/Certification
  • Travel may be required each quarter
  • Permanent US work authorization

Position Benefits:

  • Career advancement through several avenues based on professional goals
  • Generous medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • 401k plan with company match and an employee stock purchase plan
  • Company vehicle provided for business use


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

For 25 years we’ve made it a priority to help our employees achieve their best. We know our success is reflected in the success of the people that make CoStar an industry leader. We are constantly reinventing the way commercial real estate professionals access and use data and we want you to play a part in our continued innovation and growth.