Each type of photography has some elements that work you should be aware of. Conventional property photography for example requires sharp images and a large depth of field* which means that a tripod will be a necessary item in your shooting tool-kit. Tripods are essential for long exposures and in order to avoid camera shake. All professional real estate photographers will find themselves at some point shooting in enclosed spaces with high dynamic range (HDR) scenes, encountering problems including blown out highlights and metering.
Lighting is one of the most common issues you need to address as a photographer, however there are several solutions including the use of external light sources or even post processing. As you can see in the two images above, the highlights of the left image are not blown out but seem evenly metered.
*Depth of field refers to how much of the image is in focus. A large depth of field means that the image will be in sharp focus all the way to the background.
* Dynamic Range refers to the differences in light intensity of an image. A shadowy room with a bright source of light coming in from a single window can be described as a high dynamic range scene.