Vacation Rental Photography

Everything you need to know to photograph vacation rental properties

Are photos really that important to marketing a vacation rental property? What is wrong with walking through a property with your smartphone camera in hand?

Tom Hale, former COO of tells us why:

"When we look at the behavior of users on our site, overwhelmingly it is the photos that users click. Our A/B testing demonstrates conclusively that more appealing photos (well lit, well composed, correctly exposed, well staged) convert better than, well, unappealing photos.

"It makes sense doesn’t it? When you are planning a vacation with your family and friends, it is the photos that catch your eye as you flip through properties.

"It is the photos that you click on to get a sense of a property.

"It is the photos that convey the intangibles of a vacation you may pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for: in a house you have never seen, rented from a person you do not know.

"It is the photos that tell you if the house is right for your reunion, your Christmas morning, or a romantic getaway. The photos give you a sense of the unique amenities or the owner’s sense of style.

"Photos matter.

"Your pictures start a family dreaming of a great vacation. Your pictures move them down the path of selecting the right property. Your pictures may make the difference in whether or not a family makes a reservation."

This video course will lead you through every step of the way to create killer vacation rental property photos. Whether you are a photographer, a property owner, or a property manager, my video course will show you how I create the images that entice you to want to be inside the very photograph you are looking at.


  • my book The Ultimate Guide to Vacation Rental Property Photography ($79 value)
  • my book 5 Quickies for Vacation Rental Photographers
  • checklist for staging properties
  • exclusive discussion forum to ask any questions you would like
  • sample copy of my basic contract

The video course follows me through a complete vacation rental property shoot in Sea Ranch, California. I show you how I stage the property, shoot the images, and then edit the photos.

You will learn how I create vacation rental property images that make you want to be at the property yourself.

Because that is the goal of the images - to make someone desire to experience what is in the photograph for themselves.

No risk:
If you are a photographer who decides an in-person workshop is better for you after going through the video course, you can apply the price you paid for the course to a workshop.

If you are a property owner or manager who goes through the video course and decides you would rather have me come shoot your properties, I will deduct the price you paid for the video course from your project bid.

Your Instructor

Tyann Marcink
Tyann Marcink

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is closed for enrollment.