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 […]

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 […]

New Drone Regulations to Take Effect August 29 Will Affect Photography

New Drone Regulations to Take Effect August 29 Will Affect Photography

In June 2016, the FAA approved new guidelines covering the use of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones.  The new guidelines are due to take effect at the end of this month, beginning on August 29, 2016 . Previously, private, hobby-flying drones fell under the FAA designation of model or hobby aircraft and as […]

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 […]

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