Las Vegas real estate photographer:
Wild Dog Digital
My name is David Filipi, I started Wild Dog Digital in Las Vegas, Nevada, and I have been a photographer for over 15 years. Started with event and press photography in Europe, moved through product photography, did couple photography workshops and seminars and organized multiple photo expeditions to South Africa and Namibia. Currently I am 100% committed to doing real estate and architectural photography in Las Vegas.
In Wild Dog Digital, photography is our passion. Helping agents to market and sell their listings is our mission. Our clients appreciated faster sales, higher traffic and more bids on their listings after they hired us. We are continuously developing and learning new trends in real estate industry so our services cover photography, videography, website marketing, and 3D virtual tours.
Where we work:
Wild Dog Digital is based in Las Vegas, NV and covers the entire metro area (Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City). We can travel to other areas if requested, though extra charges will apply.
Our ideal clients:
- Residential real estate agents
- Commercial real estate agents
- Rental property managers
- Rental property owners
- Architects and builders
- Small businesses
An interview with David Filipi
Tell us a little about yourself.
My first contact with digital photography was in 2001 and it changed my future career a lot. For several years, I was shooting music events for couple magazines, corporate events for PR agencies and doing some product photography for graphic studios. For four years, I was also working in a company where we run couple websites about photography, doing camera reviews, teaching classes about digital photography and product photography.
When the company started doing photo expeditions for amateur photographers all around the world, I organized and let couple of them to South Africa and Namibia. In 2008 I took a break and worked in IT industry (project management and business development), while still doing photography jobs on side.
With my fiancée, we decided we want to start our own company and this is when Wild Dog Digital came to life, named after the African wild dog. A very interesting animal which caught my attention in South Africa.
How would you describe your photographic style?
In real estate, I always try to create an experience where potential buyer can go through a listing, visualize the layout and see the main features. I prefer natural lighting since it is what the buyer will be buying.
Even though our photos go through some complicated processing, our goal is to have the photo as natural as possible. Of course, we listen to our clients and we can modify our process to fit their needs.
Style changes depending on who am I taking the photo for. I personally love to watch the world and nature through the lens and capture its moments, as raw and true as possible. When I work for clients, I talk to them and want to figure out what they like.
What’s your standard workflow when doing real estate photography, from arrival at the location through to delivery of the images?
Our workflow starts even before arriving at the location. We send a checklist how to prepare a listing for a shoot, so the agent and owners have time to make the listing ready.
After arrival, we go through the space and check if anything should be changed, moved or fixed. That also helps to build mental image of the property and thing about what should be shot and how. Even though the shoot can be chaotic due to owners moving things around, we always rearrange all photos. The final selection begins with front yard, goes through living and family rooms, kitchen, master bedroom, and the rest, ending with back yard. Community photos when possible.
Photos are delivered next business day through Dropbox in two versions, full resolution and MLS ready.
How important is Photoshop or digital editing to your process?
We have to do digital editing since digital cameras see our world differently than we do through naked eye. The main goal of using Photoshop or Lightroom is to get natural looking photos.
Real estate photography is full of shadows and bright spots, so we fine-tuned our process to deal with it and provide compelling photos.
What do you enjoy most about photographing real estate, architecture and the built environment?
I love the challenge. Real estate is tough industry. Fast moving, very demanding, very competitive. But it can be rewarding and it is a pleasure to see how our work is helping agents and owners to reach their goals.
What has been the most memorable photo shoot you’ve ever done?
Almost any twilight shoot with a city view. Mother nature and 15 minutes of incredible light helping to sell a house.
What has been the funniest thing that’s ever happened on a real estate photo shoot?
Once a neighbor called a police when I was shooting a twilight, next to his house. He didn’t believe “my story” and it was “too dark to do any photos”. Camera, tripod and fully lit house didn’t convince him. This was the last time I shot twilight without agent or homeowners being there with me.
What advice would you give to someone in Las Vegas who was selling their home?
To hire us 🙂 … or any other professional photographer. Never do your own photos, for many reasons.
What do you like to do away from work?
Travel, listen to music, watch movies and series, play with our dogs, learning new things, planning (anything)
Real estate photo and video
3D virtual tours
Putting things in spreadsheets
“First contact with digital photography was in 2001 and it changed my future career a lot. For several years, I was shooting music events for couple magazines, corporate events for PR agencies and doing some product photography for graphic studios.
For four years, I was also working in a company where we run couple websites about photography, doing camera reviews, teaching classes about digital photography and product photography. When the company started doing photo expeditions for amateur photographers all around the world, I organized and let couple of them to South Africa and Namibia.
In 2008 I took a break and worked in IT industry (project management and business development), while still doing photography jobs on side.
With my fiancée, we decided we want to start our own company and this is when Wild Dog Digital came to life, named after African wild dog. A very interesting animal which caught my attention in South Africa.”
What areas do we cover: Las Vegas, Nevada
Videos: Las Vegas real estate photographer
Facebook posts by Wild Dog Digital
On a rainy day like this, let's remember our favorite photo-shoot from last week. Check out this stunning home of 3 time WBA (World Boxing Association) Champion, located in the Lakes. Listing by our dear client Shannon Smith at VegasCribs.com.
This property was also featured yesterday on 8 News Now
Our favorite evening views of the Las Vegas Strip
We love our clients and they love us back! Thank you, Tess!
Get in Touch with Wild Dog Digital in Las Vegas
If you would like to speak to David Filipi from Wild Dog Digital you can call him on the phone numbers listed below, or fill in the contact form and he will get in touch with you as soon as he can.
Monday – Friday 8am – twilight
Saturday Upon request
AddressLas Vegas, NV