Lightroom Just Received a Huge Workflow Update: Are You Switching Back?

Adobe has recently updated Lightroom and some of the new features are pretty useful.

As architectural photographers, I’m sure most of us are pretty familiar with having huge numbers of layers in Photoshop. Light painting and compositing can cost a lot of storage and many of us have become accustomed to using PSB files, especially with the advent of higher-megapixel cameras where only a few layers will put you over the size limit.

Stepping Under South Korea’s Golden Curtain With Ossip van Duivenbode

Steeped in golden paint and graphic textures, behold, one of my favorite architectural projects ever!

MVRDV’s The Imprint is a pair of buildings in the Paradise City entertainment complex of Incheon, South Korea. Crafted with the purpose of art-entertainment in mind, MVRDV was able to incorporate fresh and eccentric features in this project, deeming The Imprint a work of art itself.

Christopher Payne’s Remarkable Work Celebrates the Beauty of Manufacturing and Design

Throughout our careers we find photographers and artists who inspire us at a deep level, and I am so happy to be able to bring you an interview with one such photographer today. Christopher Payne, who was educated as and practiced as an architect, has long been one of my favorites not only for his prowess as an architectural photographer but as an embodiment of the personal project and its ability to bring incredible opportunity for pursuing one’s interests, exploring incredible places, and shaping your career into something entirely your own.

Norwegian Photographer Marte Garmann Photographs A Foggy Mountainside Cabin

This week’s featured project takes us all the way to Imingfjell Norway, where we’ll be drooling over Arkitektværelset’s Hooded Cabin as photographed by Marte Garmann. Marte is based in Oslo, and photographs all of her projects — whether architecture, food, or lifestyle images — with the same drama, darkness, and gorgeous pockets of light that you’ll find here at The Hooded Cabin.

Five Gimbal Movements to Help Create Beautiful Interior and Architecture Films

I could be wrong here, but the way I see it, the market for filming real estate and architecture is possibly more lucrative than its photographic counterpart. For this reason, I think it’s probably a good idea for us photographers to develop our skills related to filming.

Yesterday, in our interview with Art Sanchez, Art recommended learning the basics of videography to help broaden your skills as a photographer, expand the services you offer your clients, and if nothing else, to make behind-the-scenes marketing content for your own business.

Post-production From Start To Finish: Step 1 – File Organization and Importing

A new year gives us all an opportunity to rethink our processes and see if we are doing the tedious back end parts of our jobs in the most efficient way. In 2018, I started a new — and more organized — system of organizing my files, and so far it has been working out really well for me. Data storage and file handling is usually incredibly personal and changes from person to person, so just remember, there is not one single right way to do it.

Eric Petschek Rides the Instagram Wave Into a Career Photographing Architecture

Initially only known by his Instagram pseudonym CB or CityBoy, Eric Petschek is a New York-based interiors & architectural photographer. Trained as an Interior Designer, Eric got on the Instagram game early and used the platform to chronicle his views on the spaces he had visited during his travels as an interior designer, which laid the foundation for Eric to transition into full time interior photographer.

Lightroom’s HDR Merge in Depth

In my previous article, I admitted to both using Lightroom’s HDR function and showing that it’s a viable solution for professional architectural photography. There are many benefits to post processing with this technique, because what you end up with is still a RAW file, you can play with white balance, shadows and highlights exactly like on a single capture, but with the extended dynamic range offered by a blended HDR file.

Canon 5DS R: Still the Best Camera You Can Buy for Architectural Photography

In February 2015, Canon released what I think is the best architectural camera made so far. Almost 5 years on and this camera is a little long in the tooth but in my view still the best camera you can buy for this specific type of photography. I’m aware some of you may want to point out the Sony options or Fujifilm medium format cameras, but, nothing comes close to how good the Canon 5DS R is.