It was my chance to be an architecture photographer recently. I don’t specialize in that field at all but I can create photos that will help sell a location and make it looks its very best.
Image Studios has hired me on several occasions to photograph their locations around the Salt Lake Valley. They rent spaces to stylists, nail artist, salons, and other service industry folk. It can be expensive to rent an entire building so renting a room makes owning your own business a lot more affordable. You get a nice space with amenities.
Maybe they should do this for photographers!
Architecture photographers can certainly be a specialist area. The important gear can be tilt shift lenses which are pricy. I have 2 myself and might buy more in the future but so far I have survived with a regular wide angle lens and software to make sure the buildings look straight. I also use HDR to create my photographs. I usually want the building to look exactly how it appears in the real world. Other photographers will light paint a building and I could do that but it seems to make the building more than it really is.
Unless the building has special features of lighting, I prefer to photograph during dawn or dusk. Sunsets and event the twilight right after sunset help with beautiful natural light.
And if realtors want the homes they sell to sell faster they would best be served by photographing in early dawn or dusk. Too often the homes are photographed at noon or the harshest light of the day and the place does not look its best. It does mean you can’t photograph as many locations in one day. Architectural photography can take several days to get the right shot. You are subject to direction of the building, weather, and even when people are in the building.
The most important gear you need is a wide angle lens and a good tripod. You will be doing some long exposures. Good luck! Or if you want, you can hire me to photograph your building. Woo hoo!