How Many Construction Cranes Are In Seattle?

How Many Construction Cranes Are In Seattle?

There’s been a lot made recently about Seattle being the construction crane capitol of the US, including this July, ’17 story in the Seattle Times.  So when I was shooting aerial photos of Seattle’s fast-changing South Lake Union neighborhood earlier this summer, I wasn’t too surprised at how many I could see from just that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Aerial Photos of the University of Washington, Including Sound Transit’s UW Light Rail Station

New Aerial Photos of the University of Washington, Including Sound Transit’s UW Light Rail Station

Anyone who’s not living under a rock here in Seattle knows that Sound Transit has been on a building spree.  The two newest Link Light Rail station to open are on Capitol Hill and at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium on Montlake Blvd.   I recently completed a set of aerial photos of the […]

Drone Photography vs. Helicopter Aerial Photos

Drone Photography vs. Helicopter Aerial Photos

There’s been an awful lot of news coverage lately regarding Unmanned Aerial Systems — UAS or UAV(ehicle) — more commonly called drones. Since I’ve loved flying and been a licensed private pilot for more than 30 years (more on that here) and an aerial photographer for the past 15 years, I’ve been paying attention to […]

Aerial Photography – a Seattle Photographer’s Love Affair

Aerial Photography – a Seattle Photographer’s Love Affair

When I was about ten years old, I fell in love with small planes.  A friend of the family’s had her private pilot’s license and would occasionally take my dad, my brother, and me flying in a 4-seat Cessna 172.  Four seats meant my mom, who hated flying anyway, had to stay home on the […]

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 […]

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