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

6 Architectural Photography Mistakes to Avoid

6 Architectural Photography Mistakes to Avoid

Three experienced photographers reveal mistakes that’ll brand you an amateur. Architectural photography is one of those specialties that has always been pretty self-selecting. Before the days of digital, it took an extreme amount of patience and attention to detail to practice the technical precision that was the hallmark of a good photographer of architecture and […]

Art, Architecture, and the Photography of both

Art, Architecture, and the Photography of both

I recently had the very good experience of working with Seattle artist James Brems, who happens to also be a good friend. Our daughters go to school and played soccer together and we’ve gotten to know each other the past few years. James is a painter and sculptor who has shown in galleries around Seattle […]

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