Airbnb offers free professional photography to hosts in many of our cities. Simply apply below, and depending on your location and listing, we will assign you a photographer. Learn more »
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Our photographers are professionals, some of whom also shoot for well-known publications
Yes, the photo shoot is free, for eligible hosts. We want you to be successful, and it's our way of saying thank you for being part of our community.
Once your photographer uploads the photos from your shoot, our team reviews them. We want to make sure every host's photos are amazing, so this might take up to 2 weeks.
After applying, most hosts get a photographer assigned within 3 days, but we may not always be able to accommodate host requests for photo shoots. If a photographer is assigned to you, it's up to you and the photographer to schedule a time for the shoot. We ask that you have availability during daylight hours in the next 7 days. While most of the time we only need one photo shoot, we may occasionally need a second photo shoot to get good photographs of your space.
Once you have confirmed your email address and verified your phone number, you will be eligible to apply for free photography for up to 4 listings. Some hosts may be eligible for more shoots based on their hosting frequency.
If you choose to use the Airbnb photography service, you recognize that Airbnb will hold all rights (including copyright rights), title and interest in the resulting images under our contract with the photographers.
Please only request a photographer if you are available for a photo shoot during daylight hours in the next 7 days. If the photographer is unable to schedule with you during that timeframe, we will cancel the assignment and you will need to re-request photography when you're ready.
To apply to become an independent contractor photographer, visit our photographer application page.