Rob LeRoy is a lifelong photographer specializing in real estate and architectural photos, 3D tours, aerial photos, and videos. He has worked with a wide variety of real estate agencies and management companies, including Sotheby's, Keller Williams, Trulia, Zillow, AirBnB, Zeus Living, and many more. He is particularly proud of his work with the California Parks Department, creating hybrid 3D, video, photo virtual tours that allow digital access for students and enthusiasts to visit historic buildings and museums.
The human memory is weak and inadequate. The eye often fails to visualize perspective and details. For me, the best thing about photography is its ability to preserve moments and memories and freeze the world and its moments in time, with the unique perspective of a particular viewer. It is especially rewarding to capture those moments for others - whether it's a portrait, or a moment at a special event, helping others to really see themselves and to capture moments that no one else sees is incredibly rewarding.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
The majority of my paid work has been in the real estate space. While real estate shoots tend to be more science, than art, I like to take the time to do creative shots that aren't necessarily the traditional real estate style. I'll shoot close-ups of details with nice soft bokeh backgrounds, for instance. When shooting events, instead of just doing posed shots of groups and individuals, I like to scan the room and look at where the energy is, where the laughter is, and wait for opportunities for great candids. Those always end up being more popular than the generic, Instagram-posed selfie shots. The shots I like to get can't be done as a selfie.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
None yet, but there's always tomorrow.
A fun fact about this photographer
My hair is oftentimes considered more popular than anything else about me. For a long time, I resisted upgrading to a "real" camera from an iPhone. I loved (and still love) the simplicity of shooting on an iPhone and have long been able to capture images that compare to professional gear. I've always found it fun to watch the looks of consternation on the faces of professional photographers when they realize what I can do with just a phone.