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 […]

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 […]

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

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