The Podcast

What do you get when you take two real estate photographers from different sides of the country and almost 25 years difference in age and put them together to chat? Shooting Spaces! Shooting Spaces is the nations top podcast with the real estate photographer in mind. Veteran real estate photographers Rich Baum and Brian Berkowitz team up to discuss everything from gear, technique, industry news and more!  Some of the best in the business join us to share some of their secrets, tips and tricks. Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode.

The Guys


Rich Baum

Rich Baum is a Northern California-based professional photographer with experience shooting a broad range of subjects including real estate, architecture, professional sports, weddings and executive headshots.

Rich’s career began in Hollywood as a Union PropMaster & Set Decorator, working on Television Series & Commercials and a number of well-known Feature Films including “Hoosiers,” “Gandhi,” “Beaches” and “The Naked
Gun.”  Over the course of twenty-five years working in the film business, he developed a keen eye for detail, framing and composition – skills that would serve him well when he eventually transitioned to full time Professional Photography nearly 2 decades ago.

Now living in Northern California, Rich enjoys traveling along with windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Skiing & Snowboarding and spending time with his wife and 2 children.

You can keep up with Rich Baum through his YouTube Channel “Tips & Tricks For Real Estate Photography”

Rich is also hosts 2 day Real Estate Photography Workshops throughout the year.



Brian Berkowitz

Growing up with a camera in hand, Brian is the son of a professional wedding photographer and started his career at age 15 as a photography assistant.

He studied at New York City’s prestigious School of Visual Arts. Although photography was his original intention, with a realization that he wanted to broaden his knowledge of multimedia production, Brian switched from photography to the film department.

After graduating from SVA, Brian has been working non-stop in the photography and film industries. As a retoucher in one of New York City’s top design firms, Brian master the art of bring out the best in a photograph.

Shortly after graduating, Brian also founded a commercial video production company and used that as a segue to return to the world of commercial photography, with a focus on photographing real estate, design, architecture and commercial spaces.