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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Logos for a New Decade

New Logos for a New Decade

I had my old logo designed by a firm in Washington, DC, way back in 1996.  I was newly married, my wife was in grad school, I’d just finished my photography program, and my career was just beginning.  I knew next to nothing about logos … or design … or marketing … or a whole […]

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