architectural photography

Do You Need Architectural Photography to Sell a Home?

Do You Need Architectural Photography to Sell a Home?

From the largest to smallest home, a lot of money is riding on the line. A large part of finding the best buyer is getting them in the door with a favorable first impression. This is the critical role that architectural photography fills, getting the best shots of your building’s exterior and interior to make people fall in love with your home. Whether you’re a selling homeowner, real estate agent, construction company, or condo/apartment agency, upgrading your photography can help you find the best buyer.

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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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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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When to Shoot Professional Photography in Spring

When to Shoot Professional Photography in Spring

Are you and your business looking forward to spring? Depending on your field, you may be gearing up or winding down for your busiest season: either way, now is the time to get that professional architectural photography in. However, the question is what part of spring will best capture your property? In this blog, we look over the various factors to consider and what to keep in mind when it comes to photography in the springtime.

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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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Architectural Photography Showcase: The Trials of Fall Weather

Architectural Photography Showcase: The Trials of Fall Weather

After a wonderfully beautiful sunny summer, mother nature seems to have taken a turn for the contrary. It seemed over the month of September and now into October, we had one sunny day out of every six or seven. I have had to become a weather wizard, continually watching the weather on cloud-based websites (such as the Weather Blog) for a hole in the clouds. Let’s look at trials and tribulations of photographing architecture during this fall and all this cloudy weather.

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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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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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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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