Kitchen Photography: Capturing a Home’s Centerpiece

Kitchen Photography: Capturing a Home’s Centerpiece

Every home has rooms on which the whole house turns. When it comes interesting buyers and renters, capturing these centerpieces can spell the difference between bringing people through the door and having them move on. One of these centerpieces is the kitchen: a central part of everyday life. A key room and one that is always a source of pride for a homeowner, visually they have a lot of stories to tell. But can your professional photographer capture it? While this is a topic we’ve covered before, let’s take a more nuanced look.

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What Changes are Acceptable in Post-Processing of Photography?

What Changes are Acceptable in Post-Processing of Photography?

In this day and age, there are many powerful photo manipulation programs and procedures that can produce imagery that runs the gambit from polished to perfect to fake. As a professional photographer, it’s important to create photos that your clients love without letting down the viewer if they compare the shot to the real deal. This is a concept we briefly touched on in our blog, Digital Photography: When and Why to Make Edits, but something I think warrants a deeper exploration here.

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What’s the Best Time of Day to Photograph a Building?

What’s the Best Time of Day to Photograph a Building?

When arranging a shoot with clients, many seem surprised when we schedule or reschedule around what building facades we’re shooting, what the weather will be like, and even if there’s a pool that needs to be shot. The best time of day for architectural photography really does matter on which way your building points, as well as some situations that can be beyond your control.

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Indoor Photography: Shooting Bathrooms, Pools, and Locker Rooms

Indoor Photography: Shooting Bathrooms, Pools, and Locker Rooms

When it comes to getting photography for your building, from professional photography for selling a residential home to showing off a commercial space, you may need to show off the linoleum, tile, and mirrored space of a bathroom, pool, or locker room. These can be hard spaces to show off in a complete and flattering light, but can be vital for showing off a space many viewers will be interested to see.

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Spring Photography: The Perfect Time for Architectural Photography

Spring Photography: The Perfect Time for Architectural Photography

Spring has sprung, and New England has finally shaken off the last of the snow. As businesses can finally complete construction and landscaping, it’s important to deal with one other thing you’ve been holding off: professional photography. From commercial businesses to apartments, resorts, and even the one-time business of selling a home, the springtime is the perfect time to get your exterior photography done.

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How Professional Photographers Deal with Weather in New England

How Professional Photographers Deal with Weather in New England

In New England, it’s really no surprise that April is acting more like February. However, all of us have deadlines to meet, and that’s especially true for professional photographers. Architectural photography can be difficult in this fickle New England weather, but I’ve got a couple examples today of how to turn lemons into lemonade, so photos are ready for spring marketing campaigns.

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Digital Photography: When and Why to Make Edits

Digital Photography: When and Why to Make Edits

You’ve probably heard the question “does that look ‘shopped to you?” at some point in your life. However, the best edits in Photoshop on a photo are the ones you’ll never notice. As a photographer or a client of a photographer, it’s important to know what Photoshop and other image editing software can do, but it’s also important to know what edits you should do.

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Does My Business Need Better Photography?

Does My Business Need Better Photography?

The answer to this question can be summed up with: yes. However, the more important thing to think about is when does your business need better photography. You will reach milestones, from the growth of your business to unveiling new projects, products, or services, which need new photography to better succeed. Below are some of the major events for which better photography is needed.

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Personal Touch: Including Staff in Your Photography

Personal Touch: Including Staff in Your Photography

When it comes to attracting both clients and employees, photography of your buildings, projects, and work can make the difference between a call and a trip back to Google. As we talked about in our blog, Adding the Human Element to Architectural Photography, having people in your photos helps bring life to them. As such, including yourself and your staff in your photography can help provide a personal and humanizing element in your photography, especially for small companies and their websites.

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Adding the Human Element to Architectural Photography

Adding the Human Element to Architectural Photography

Architectural photography is just that: photography that focuses on the structure of buildings, from their exterior facades to individual interior rooms. And while the purpose of these shots can differ, from helping sell a home to showcasing facilities, it’s easy to forget about the human element. In this blog, we’re going to view how bringing people into the mix in photography can add unexpected depth to your photos.

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Shooting Beautiful Building Photography on a Rainy Day

Shooting Beautiful Building Photography on a Rainy Day

For many events, a rainy day can spell disaster. But for architectural photography, this doesn’t always mean having to throw in the towel. On cloudy and even rainy days, there are some great photos to be taken. The following are a few ways I’ve found over my years of experience to turn the negative of overcast and rains into a positive of better architectural photography.

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The Importance of the Walkthrough in Architectural Photography

The Importance of the Walkthrough in Architectural Photography

Can an architectural photographer come in and shoot on the same day? Of course. Should they? Absolutely not. A photographer who doesn’t want to familiarize himself with the subject first is a sign that they lack experience. But more importantly, without that walkthrough, the quality of your photos will suffer. Here are just a few ways a walkthrough can turn a photo shoot from good to great.

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The Bird’s Eye View: Helicopter Aerials for Architectural Photography

The Bird’s Eye View: Helicopter Aerials for Architectural Photography

When it comes to getting shots of a home or commercial building, you can do a lot from the ground to showcase general or specific details. But for showing the scale of your architecture, your landscape, and your relation to the places around you, you need to go higher. Today we go over using helicopter aerials to get those perfect shots, and why to choose them over alternatives.

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