Professional Photography

When Do I Need to Schedule Fall Architectural Photography?

When Do I Need to Schedule Fall Architectural Photography?

With plants still in full bloom to that beautiful New England month of changing colors, fall can be a magical time for architectural photography. However, fall is also one of the most difficult times to shoot as lighting conditions worse, windows on autumn foliage close, and the already unpredictable weather gets worse. Consider this a piece on the caution of waiting until the last minute to schedule your fall photography.

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What Sides of Your Business to Show in Professional Photography?

What Sides of Your Business to Show in Professional Photography?

Any business, from a small office practice to a multinational corporation, doesn’t just have one side to it. From the building your business resides in to the art and technology you’ve stocked within and the working and recreational places you’ve created for staff and visitors alike – all of it shows off aspects of your business. When working with an architectural photographer, it’s important to think about and make active decisions on exploring these sides in your professional photography.

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City Photography: Using Surrounding Photography to Enhance a Client

City Photography: Using Surrounding Photography to Enhance a Client

I recently finished up a project for a client that was both time-sensitive and interesting. A client had just started construction on a condominium complex and needed photography to start the sales cycle. As the building was just coming out of the ground, they needed alternative images to show the vibrancy of life in the area. Armed with a list of locations and a request to avoid having to pull model releases, I set out.

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What is Architectural Photography?

What is Architectural Photography?

While I’ve worked in this field for many years, I don’t think I’ve written an entire blog just covering the definition of architectural photography and all the questions I get about it from businesses and homeowners unfamiliar with photography specialty. This article is designed to help you understand how this photography is set apart from other kinds, details to understand, and some FAQs on the subject.

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How to Stage a Hotel or Resort for Excellent Photography

How to Stage a Hotel or Resort for Excellent Photography

Professional architectural photography does not occur in a vacuum: a photographer should not just walk onto the site and start snapping photos. For both building exteriors and interiors, there is planning and preparation that goes into every shot, and hotels and resorts are no exception. In fact, businesses like hotels, resorts, and other hospitality locations rely on great photos for their online booking, making getting the right shots all the more important. Learn what to look for in your professional photographer and how to help them.

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Why Lighting is So Important in Professional Interior Photography

Why Lighting is So Important in Professional Interior Photography

George Eastman, a man who founded the Eastman Kodak Company (yes, that Kodak) in 1892 and spent his life bringing photography into the mainstream, had this to say about light: “Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” And it’s true – the right lighting can turn a good photo into a great one, and bad lighting (or a lack of lighting) can ruin a shot even beyond the powers of photoshop.

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The Best Time of Day to Shoot Architectural Photography

The Best Time of Day to Shoot Architectural Photography

We’ve written about it before, but every time I’m looking at my calendar or explaining to a client why we have to shoot this side of the building at this time, I again think about my blog, What’s the Best Time of Day to Photograph a Building? This blog is a follow up to that one, a part two. Again, we’re going over the question of when you should have your building shot and why it matters. Many of the same points are covered, but with some additional ideas and example photos thrown in.

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10 Crazy Days of Unusual Professional Photography

10 Crazy Days of Unusual Professional Photography

As most of you know, my mainstay of work, since I went digital in 2000 has been architectural photography. And while all of what I shot during this 10-day period was instigated by architecture requesting clients, the work itself was on the interesting fringes of it. Let me share with you the 4 majors projects that made these last 10 days more than a little interesting.

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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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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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7 Tips to Pick the Right Photographer for Your Job

7 Tips to Pick the Right Photographer for Your Job

To increase your presence, from online websites and social media to brochures and product guides, you need professional photography. And that means finding a professional photographer. Here are the tips I recommend when looking for a photographer that will help you separate the enthusiastic amateurs from the professionals.

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