Photography Project – Custom Residential Architecture for McCullough Architects

Photography Project – Custom Residential Architecture for McCullough Architects

The context of this spec project was especially important as it had really influenced the design McCullough Architects – “Bridge House”, Issaquah Highlands, WA McCullough Architects is a 12-person shop based in Seattle’s historic Georgetown neighborhood.   Owner Phil McCullough directs his firm toward mixed-use and commercial projects, plus a special focus on high-end, custom residential.   […]

Photography Project – Kinects Tower Residential High-Rise

Photography Project – Kinects Tower Residential High-Rise

The mixed-use building includes 350+ multi-family units … a rooftop indoor pool on the 41st floor … plus shared outdoor spaces like an outdoor yoga deck and communal BBQ Andersen Construction – Photographing a Residential High-Rise in a Dense Urban Setting, Seattle, WA Portland, OR-based Andersen Construction is a large commercial construction company with offices throughout […]

Photography Project – Residential Architecture for Stoltz:Kau Architects

Photography Project – Residential Architecture for Stoltz:Kau Architects

I’m always working with clients to find ways to stretch their budgets. Stoltz:Kau Architects – Photographing Two Homes on Orcas Island, WA Stoltz:Kau Architects are a husband-and-wife team on Orcas Island, the largest island in the San Juan Islands chain in far northwestern Washington State.  The market for custom retirement and vacation homes on the […]

Photography Project – HNI Corporate Headquarters Innovation Center, Iowa

Photography Project – HNI Corporate Headquarters Innovation Center, Iowa

… by sharing costs three ways, each firm paid less than hiring a photographer from nearby, even including the added airfare Award-winning, Multi-firm Commercial Architectural Photography Project in the Midwest One of my regular clients called with a project in the Midwest that involved multiple firms sharing costs and images, each with their own shot […]

Photographing an AIA Award Winner

Photographing an AIA Award Winner

It’s exciting to be able to announce that a commercial architecture project I photographed in Summer, 2017, the HNI Corporation Innovation Center, has been named a 2017 AIA Iowa Design Awards Winner!  Many thanks to my clients IA:Interior Architects, Neumann Monson Architects, and HNI Corporation for their confidence, and the chance to photograph such an […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

How to Take Better Architectural Photos with your Cellphone or a Point-and-Shoot Camera

How to Take Better Architectural Photos with your Cellphone or a Point-and-Shoot Camera

Experienced architectural photographers offer four easy tips for improving your quick and dirty architectural photos. Perspective control Change your point of view Pay attention to natural lighting Plan your shot list by keeping design, use, and context in mind

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