Become a Focal Pro.

Thank you for completing your registration with FocalAgent. You’re well on your way to becoming a Focal Pro!

There are just a few finer details to go through; all of which can be found below:

Trial Job

To become a Focal Pro, please follow the below instructions on how to complete a trial job and submit your work.

Equipment required:

Photography:

  • DSLR Camera
    • Aperture: f/7.0 – f/9
    • ISO 400 (maximum)
  • Wide-Angle Lens
    • 16mm -18mm FF
    • 10mm -12mm CF
  • Tripod
  • Flashgun

Floorplan:

  • Laser Measurer
  • Graph Paper
  • Pencil

Required output:

Please submit the following when submitting your trial:

  • 20 property photos (Jpg > 3MB)
    • Landscape
    • Unedited
  • 1 Floorplan

Quick Tips

Property Photography:

  • Camera settings should be set to F8 / IS0 400 as a starting point – F stop should never go lower than 7.1 as this will ensure the whole image is pin sharp.
  • Vertical lines must be nice and straight – this is for both internal and external shots. A tripod must be used for all internal shots. Tip – set your camera on a small timer delay to ensure no camera shake.
  • Please manually adjust camera settings accordingly. Make the most of the natural light available, you want to ensure your photos are nice and bright giving the impression of a lovely day inside and out.
  • Where needed, add flash to lift shadows – position the flash facing up and towards you. Please watch out for any unnatural shadow casts.
  • Remember not to use too much flash as this will result in a more artificial looking image. The trick is to use just enough flash to simply compliment the natural light, not to overpower it.
  • There should be an equal ratio of ceiling/wall/floor. However, when shooting over objects such as sofas/dining tables/kitchen work tops please adjust the height of the tripod accordingly. Likewise with properties that have high ceilings.
  • External composition should be centrally framed, clearly indicating which property is being marketed. Along with an equal part sky and floor ratio.

Floorplan:

  • Measure from wall to wall in each room and include garages where necessary
  • A good rule of thumb is that 1 large square is equal to 1 metre squared (m2)
  • Take a minimum of two measurements per room (length and width) to prevent errors
  • Make sure windows are placed correctly, doors hinge the right way, etc in line with other symbols
  • Keep your lines straight, as wobbly lines can be confused for curves
  • Include all fixtures and fittings (bath, shower, oven, sink etc.

Sample Photos

External shot
External angle shot
Kitchen shot
Bathroom shot
Living room shot
Bedroom shot

Sample Floorplans

Floorplan

Access symbols:

Documents

Public Liability Insurance, Professional Indemnity Insurance & DBS

  • Public Liability Insurance – Minimum £1,000,000
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance – Minimum £50,000
  • Clean Basic DBS no older than 3 years

We don’t require these yet; you can continue with the trial job and upload these later in your application.

Fees

We take the stress out of being a freelance photographer

  • Editing of photos and Floorplan all done inhouse, just upload the unedited Jpeg files
  • Average travel to a property is under 9 miles
  • Guaranteed payment each month through self-billing, no need to send us invoices for payment
  • We send you work that you can accept or decline on our Pro APP
MAIN PRODUCTS
£30 – Photos & Floor Plan  
£45 – Vieweet, Photos & Floor Plan (360 product)
£50 – Matterport, Photos & Floor Plan (360 product)
   

ADDITIONAL FEES

£10 – Elevated photography

£10 – Large Property over 2000sqft or 6+ Bedrooms

£20 – Large Property over 4000sqft

£15 – Cancellation Fee for orders cancelled on same day as appointment

In exceptional circumstances, we will cover travel fees where we need your help to cover out of area orders.