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Meet Joshua Mak of Josh Mak Photography in West Los Angeles

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joshua Mak.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
After graduating from Chapman University with a BFA in film production, I knew I wanted to become a cinematographer. I found work on independent films and soon became disillusioned with the film industry and decided to travel around Europe and see other parts of the world. I bought a DSLR camera and throughout my travels learned how to photograph. That was 10 years ago, and I haven’t put my camera down since. Photography became my new passion and that’s when I decided I wanted to make it more than just a hobby.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Building my company has not been easy. I was newly married with a baby on the way and stressed about finding a way to support my family. I wanted to continue to do what I loved but at the same time ensure that my wife and child would have what they needed. At first, I faced a lot of disappointment, rejection, dead ends and fierce competition from bigger companies. There were times when the stress was so great I thought about giving up and finding something else to do but I was passionate about what I was doing and truly believed I could make something great. I pushed through and began to build something incredible. I knew that if I could make this work I could continue to do what I loved while at the same time supporting my family financially as well as being able to spend time with them. The passion I felt for photography allowed me to keep building and creating my company.

Please tell us about Josh Mak Photography.
Josh Mak Photography specializes in Real Estate Photography of residential and commercial spaces in New York City, New Jersey, Texas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Pennsylvania & Arizona. We have completed thousands of projects for Property management companies, Real Estate Brokerages, Developers, Contractors and Real Estate Agents across the US. Our Services include real estate photography, floor plan measurements, virtual staging, virtual tours, and much more. Our company philosophy is to offer the highest quality images at an affordable price. We have 24-hour turn-around, fixed pricing, and volume discounts.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
The first time I picked up a camera. Growing up with immigrant parent’s life was not always easy. We often struggled to make ends meet and did not always have food in the fridge. One year for my birthday, my parents scraped together just enough money to buy me a simple polaroid camera. I still remember the excitement I had after taking my first few photos and seeing the pictures slowly develop. That same excitement is still felt today when I get to wake up and do what I love.


  • Standard apartment real estate photography $125.00
  • Condos, town homes, homes $165.00

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