15 Reasons to Hire a Professional Architectural Photographer

15 Reasons to Hire a Professional Architectural Photographer

As a 20-year professional photographer of architecture and interiors, I’ve been asked many times and in many ways (some more subtle than others!), to justify my fees.  More broadly, potential clients often want to know why they should pay for professional architectural photography at all.  In an earlier blog post titled 12 Reason to Invest […]

Did You Get a Letter from My Attorney About Image Use?

Did You Get a Letter from My Attorney About Image Use?

  Note: this post was inspired by a similar article written by Austin, TX-based photographer and entomologist, Alex Wild back in 2015.  His original blog post appears here.  This version has been adapted to more closely reflect my personal and professional realities.   Image misuse and abuse is rampant on the internet.   And unless you’ve […]

Three Photographers Share Their Experiences with Drone Photography

Three Photographers Share Their Experiences with Drone Photography

Since I’ve been paying attention to the fast-moving developments surrounding Unmanned Aerial Systems – UAS or UAV(ehicles), more commonly called drones — I wanted to know what other photographers are thinking about the current state of drone photography and how it’s impacting their business, good or bad.  I sent five questions to two other photographers […]

Guest Appearance on the Copyright Alliance Blog

Guest Appearance on the Copyright Alliance Blog

For anyone associated with photography or who earns a living by creating, and who’s not already familiar with the Copyright Alliance, you should be.  From their website: The Copyright Alliance is the unified voice of the copyright community, representing the interests of thousands of individuals and organizations across the spectrum of copyright disciplines. The Copyright […]

Cinemagraphs for Marketing

Cinemagraphs are still images with small, subtle motion first created by photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck.  They’re a popular way of combining stills and video in to a single frame.  More than an animated GIF, cinemagraphs start with a short video file, then cover it with a still frame, and finish by masking off […]

Celebrating 20 Years of Architectural, Interior, Aerial, and Land Design Photography

Celebrating 20 Years of Architectural, Interior, Aerial, and Land Design Photography

Thanks for helping me celebrate my 20th Business Anniversary, 1996-2016! Working for oneself in a creative field for so many years has surely had its pluses and its minuses.  It’s not been a straight path, by any means, but more of a meandering, stop-and-start, jump-this-pothole-and-avoid-that-ditch, sort of journey.  I expect it’s that way for most small […]

Back to Photographing Residential Architecture

Back to Photographing Residential Architecture

I had the great pleasure of photographing a neighbor’s kitchen and dining room interior remodel a few weeks ago.  She works as a buyer for a large department store chain and has a great sense of style — which carries over in to her interior design as well.  All the choices of finishes, from paint […]

12 Reasons to Invest in Professional Architectural Photography

12 Reasons to Invest in Professional Architectural Photography

As a professional photographer of spaces and places for twenty years, I’m frequently asked to explain my services and my fees.  After all, digital cameras are a dime for a couple dozen these days, and everybody’s relative or friend seems to be a photographer.  Budgets are tight all over and my clients legitimately need to […]

4 Easy Low-tech Ways to Improve Your Interior Photography with a Point-and-Shoot or Cellphone Camera

4 Easy Low-tech Ways to Improve Your Interior Photography with a Point-and-Shoot or Cellphone Camera

 Four low-tech suggestions for improving your interior photography: Compose your shot thoughtfully Manage the light Brace the camera Groom the set     So I’m not going to lie to you, shooting interior photos is trickier than shooting outside. Outside, the sun graciously offers its output to benefit us all and makes our photography easier.  […]

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