Videos of Architecture

Videos of Architecture

Using video to showcase objects that don’t move, like architecture, has always been a bit tricky.   But techniques like timelapse, and new formats like cinemagraphs, can help add life and motion to otherwise static (or else very slow-moving), subjects.   This short video is a combination of a timelapse video and a cinemagraph.  To […]

Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Photography Interview

Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Photography Interview

Not long ago, I was asked by SharpLaunch, a provider of all-in-one marketing platforms for commercial properties, to answer some questions for their blog on the importance of professional photography to the process of selling or leasing commercial real estate (CRE).  A couple of my answers, along with those of several other professional architectural photographers, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

6 Reasons to Upgrade Your Camera for Better Architectural Photos – pt. 1

6 Reasons to Upgrade Your Camera for Better Architectural Photos – pt. 1

Six reasons to trade in your point and shoot or cellphone camera for a dSLR camera if you want to improve your architectural and interior photography: Set your ISO Control your depth-of-field with lens aperture Place a bubble level on the hot shoe Shoot RAW files Take advantage of lens filters and interchangeable lenses to […]

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