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 […]

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 […]

New Video Marketing piece

New Video Marketing piece

    Many thanks to Debra Prinzing of Slow Flowers.com , the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, and Lisa Waud creator of The Flower House  and owner of Pot&Box in Detroit for working with me on this really fun video project. It came together in a hurry and we pulled it off! I love working with […]

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 […]

Happy Holidays, 2014

Happy Holidays, 2014

When I was first starting in photography, I worked in black in white in a makeshift darkroom set up in one of the only two bathrooms in my parents’ house in California.  Even in photography school in the 1990’s, I spent endless hours in a wet darkroom working with both color and black & white […]

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