Rob Moroto, a real estate photographer based in Calgary, Alberta, is one of the industry's most sought-after professionals. In this interview, Rob shares his insights and expertise on the real estate photography business, including the challenges he faces, the tools he uses, and the keys to success in this competitive industry.
About Rob Moroto:
Rob is the mind behind Calgary Photos, one of the leading Real Estate Photography firms in Calgary, and like many business owners, he considers himself a recovering workaholic. To strike a work-life balance, he loves rounding out his days by searching for the best Eggs, Benedict, and moules frties. You’ll also catch him participating in different physical activities like rock climbing, boxercise, and driving IPAs (the best way to build biceps, right?).
After moving with his three boys and wife out to Vancouver Island, he’s continued to be an integral part of the Calgary Photos family by regularly taking on one of the world’s longest commutes. To Rob, there’s nothing better than working with a great team and he runs his business by Richard Branson’s words, “train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough, so they don’t want to”.
While his love for photography runs deep, starting in junior high, the company started as an accident. After being laid off as a marketing manager for a developer, the photographer he worked with suggested that he get into shooting. As luck would have it, his neighbor was getting ready to sell their home and he had his very first photoshoot! The realtor liked the photos and the rest is history.
From homes to people to businesses, Rob loves showing a different perspective through his lens. He sees depth in every person and every object, no matter how plain they may seem. He can’t wait to help local businesses and talents find their beauty through his photography.
You can find Rob regularly on Youtube and Instagram and listen to him on the Photofocus Podcast.