Airbnb Free Photography: Celebrating 13,000 Verified Properties & Worldwide Launch

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Three years ago, our co-founders donned cameras around their necks, going from host to host to photograph spaces in New York. This began the foundation to what is now an international photography operation that is growing at breakneck speed. In the past year, we have built a fleet of over 1,000 Airbnb professional photographers that have visited over 13,000 properties in 383 cities across six continents. Taking crisp, well-lit and composed photographs that accurately convey the look and feel of the spaceis the most difficult part of creating a listing, so we make it easy. Airbnb’s photography program is completely free to our community, making it an invaluable asset for hosts around the world.

 

Properties with professional, verified photos are booked 2.5 times more than those without, and bring in our hosts an average of $1,025 per month. Aside from shooting high resolution photos for a listing, our *professional photographers verify the property and gives guests the added assurance that they can feel safe booking sight unseen. We learned early on that being able to offer photos and making a personal connection with the hosts was transformational for Airbnb.

 

Since the program has shown overwhelming success, we’ve decided to open it up to even more cities. Hosts who want to request a photographer to come and photograph their space, courtesy of Airbnb, can submit through their listing page or our photography page. While we don’t have photographers everywhere just yet, we’ll soon have someone in every city, country and continent where you can book an Airbnb. Next stop: Antarctica.

* If you would like to be an Airbnb photographer, submit your portfolio directly through our photography page (www.airbnb.com/info/photography).

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  1. Sandra

    So cool. Yesterday I had a photographer coming to my property to take pics. It was so nice to have him. What a wonderful idea of you guys to offer this free service. Thanks so much Airbnb Team !!!!!!

  2. Lori-Vancouver BC

    It has been almost a year since we took advantage of Airbnb’s free photography…our bookings increased very quickly. Thanks Airbnb!

  3. Lori-Vancouver BC

    It has been almost a year since we took advantage of Airbnb’s free photography…our bookings increased very quickly. Thanks Airbnb!

  4. José

    It is a great idea. That’s give credibility to owner and security to the guest.

  5. courtneescott

    After my airbnb photographer came out I noticed an increase in bookings as well. The pictures are amazing and I love that airbnb charges NOTHING for the service. FABUlous

  6. Ben Young

    You gave me a very great idea on how to take picture correctly. I hope I could read more of your post. I really, really want learn all the techniques in capturing pictures.

  7. Screw_AirBnB

    Ah, so they are paying photographers to film their own business but me, a videographer trying to help homless people, they leave in the street to die. The place I stayed was "verified." and they still let me stay thee when they had a flu, there was a murder infront of the house. Don’t be scammed by these guys. It’s not unlike them claiming to have hired a "preofessinal" photographer… lol really, this company is despicable

  8. Kev

    Airbnb photographers *are* professionals who work their butt off for the client, but they don’t get paid enough for what they do and for what they do for the company. The company has a lot of issues and they seem incapable of understanding their problems. I don’t know how they can stay in business.

  9. grave

    Professional Photography studio based in Ireland, Deasy Photography Studio are Award winning photographers who specialise in Black & White portraits. Visit our website and see our Professional Photography portraits.

  10. grave

    Professional Photography studio based in Ireland, Deasy Photography Studio are Award winning photographers who specialise in Black & White portraits. Visit our website and see our Professional Photography portraits.