Richard Johnston
Media Specialist
Brisbane Bayside

My Story

Online Marketing, Photography, Video Production, Social Media Marketing, Elevated & UAV Photography, Hits, Visits, Interactive Floor Plans,Virtual Tours, Mulitple Strobes, HDR, Brochures, Signboardsthe list goes on and on. Who would have thought the art of capturing the essence of a property and showcasing to it's absolute best could have changed so much in such a short time.

Hi I'm Richard Johnston and I've been involved within the Real Estate industry since I was a young boy. My Father started shooting Real Estate in the 1960's in Ireland, and was in fact the first person in the land not only to shoot Real Estate as a professional but also to produce colour prints. Those were the days when a small classified ad in the local paper seemed adequate to sell your property. Our family business quickly evolved that. We provided small, business card sized, prints of each shot, all individually cut up with sticky backs on them for the local agents to stick on their brochures. Along with larger prints & sometimes transparencies for window displays. I worked in the lab every school holidays and became a full time employee as soon as I finished Higher Education. This traditional education in Photography, from developing our own negatives and prints to hand enlarging and of course how to compose a great real estate shot, has stood me in great stead over the past 20 years. Since moving to Australia in 2002, I have continued my education into what really is the best form of advertising for each property. I spent 2 years working as a Real Estate Agent before securing a job with one of the largest online property portal sites in Australia. I was there for 5 years as an account manager and emerged from there knowing the online market inside out, I trained agents on everything from how to construct a good internet ad to when to upload the property for maximum exposure, when to send out an email campaign, what banners were most effective.

Needless to say when I bought my Franchise with Open2View I was beyond excited to get back behind the camera and put all of these new skills into action. With regular attendance to industry specific workshops, I have kept my skills right at the cutting edge of this great industry and proudly accepted the Open2view Queensland Photographer of the Year award for 2010 and again in 2011 & 2012.

In April 2014, my wife Alison and I became Area Franchisees, purchasing the South Brisbane region. In May 2016 we acquired Brisbane City and North region. October 1017 we undertook the sign services area for Brisbane South.

One of the biggest changes recently has been a move into our factory in Capalaba. Now with my business Partner, Iain Sherrin, we have evolved again. With a team of 11, including Operations Controller, Sign Installers, Video Editors, Photographers and Cinematographers, we are Brisbane's biggest and best Real Estate Marketing Solution.

Now completely focused on bringing our customers the very best in solution based Real Estate marketing solutions. Along with building a dynamic team of real estate marketing professionals to ensure you get what you need, when you need it, on time, every time, every deadline.

Call us today to experience how your next listing can smile.


Some of my happy clients...

Dear Richard
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your part in my achieving such a great result on Bernie and Sunshine Sunderhauf’s property in Capalaba.
Bernie was very particular about the marketing but he was ecstatic in the results you achieved as well as the floor plan which proved very popular with all prospective buyers.
I am convinced that selling the property in 3 weeks for over list price was in no small part due to the amazing photography you produced.

I will only ever be using one photographer in my listings and will be recommending you to all my colleagues, your excellent customer service provided also made my job easier!

Kind regards

Phil Austin RE/MAX Bayside Properties 0430 434 307 38248136


Good evening.

I just want to share with you that we have had some very good feedback about
our photos from people viewing our home at 8 Matthews way. It is under
contract after first open home and I thank you for doing such a great job
with photography.

Lea and Justin McCloughan

Richard is a very professional photographer , he is very helpful and always cooperative to work in with our schedule.
He is a pleasure to do business with and thoroughly deserves all his Success!
thanks Richard!!

Alan Lucas RE/MAX Bayside Properties

Richard is very professional in his approach to his work. He will work around your schedule, is always on time and he produces top quality work. In addition Richard is polite and courteous to colleagues and clients and operates on a 24 hour time frame in delivering his completed work.

Ron van der Giessen Ray White Wynnum/Manly

Richard is fantastic to work with and goes well above what is expected from a photographer. He is extremely passionate at what he does and only produces photography of the very highest quality. I would not hesitate recommending Richard.

Ben Carroll Sales & Marketing Professional at Harcourts - Green Living

Richard is an amazing talent, nothing is too much of a challenge for him. We use Richard exclusively in our business not only because of his excellent work but because he is very professional and builds great rapport with our clients so they end up feeling like his part of our extended team. Richard goes beyond the call of duty, he is trustworthy and gets a great job done with a quick timeframe. I highly recommend him.

Dimity Kennedy RE/MAX United Vision Carina

Richard brings a professional and positive attitude to all situations and produces great results. I have always been very happy with his work.

Rochelle Shipley Real Estate Professional at Redlands Realty

I have exclusively used Richard for our professional real estate photography and videography since we first met in 2008. In such a competitive field, Richard provides the reliability and skill required to ensure the final product satisfies both mine and my clients expectations. I would highly recommend him to any other agency.

Cathy Pieroz Ray White Alexandra Hills Real Estate Business Owner at Ray White

As a Real estate agent photography is very important to my clients when marketing there property. Richard has provided my clients with the highest quality service often going well above both mine and my clients expectations. Richard service is in high demand but is always on time which help me meet tight deadlines
I will continue to use Richards expertise and enjoy his humour.

Keith Blair Ray White Tingalpa 0400882141

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