Robert Rieger is a phenomenal editorial photographer specializing in architecture, interiors, and portraiture. He is based in Berlin, but works all over the world. Robert’s work is rich in contrast and dramatic light. It radiates a warm, sun-drenched, golden feeling. His photographs flow together to make one continuous story, with each individual composition acting as its own tiny tale.
Camera Cages are just for videographers, right? In this review I am going to show you why I love a cage for my hybrid work between architectural photography and videography.
From day one I put my Canon R5 into a camera cage and only let it out of there for trips with the family, where I want to carry minimal equipment.
With another APALMANAC Architecture Photography Awards season on the horizon, I’ve found myself going back and pouring over the longlisted entries from the 2021 awards. One project I was particularly stricken by was Miranda Kimberlin’s photographs of Taviawk by Imbue Design. For this week’s featured project, let’s dive in and get to know Miranda and her work a bit better!
There have long been rumors that Fujifilm would launch tilt shift lenses, and now they have finally shown off what they have been working on.Screen capture from X summit 2022
For a long time, GFX photographers have used Canon’s TSE lenses. These have worked well for many photographers and we did a comparison of how they performed on a GFX100s a year ago.
Frequency separation is an outrageously powerful tool to have in your retouching skillset. Simply put, frequency separation (FS) is a technique used in Photoshop where you separate the colors and tones in an image from the texture and grain. Once separated, you are able to edit both “layers” independently from each other.
I love photographer Jonathan Leijonhufvud’s website biography, and think it paints the perfect picture of our Project of the Week photographer:
Jonathan Leijonhufvud photographs architecture, interiors and still life.
Born in Sweden, raised in China, Jonathan works internationally with offices in Beijing and Hong Kong.
Let’s talk about making money. The most common questions in the APALMANAC inbox are about pricing. Pricing architecture and interior photography can be nuanced and chock full of variables like usage, licensing, creative fees, post-production fees, assistant charges, and the like.
For the past few years I’ve been focusing my energy on establishing myself as an interior design and architecture photographer and with that came a lot of very expensive purchases. The type of equipment we need to develop ourselves in this industry is very specialized and is often accompanied by a hefty price tag.
Connor Daly is a photographer based in London who has a myriad of fine art projects in his quiver. Despite its seemingly minimal qualities, Connor’s work is dripping with color, mood, and light.
One such photographic essay is his newest project Phantasmagoria which explores a swath of different village hall stages.
LinkedIn is a robust B2B social media platform with an abundance of business networking features that can often cause confusion on how to get the most out of it. I like to look at it as an in-person networking event, where you selected everyone in the room to be there. You get to fill the room with successful people that share an interest in what you do, help others while showing you are knowledgeable in your field, and give them a taste of your work and personality.
It’s my favourite and most indispensable piece of gear.
Now granted, I probably spend a lot more time editing than out shooting than most but still, if I had to judge the most worthwhile investment by the amount of time I’ve used any piece of gear, this would be it by far.
The three-building development at the base of the Coit Tower in Pioneer Park, San Francisco has a storied history of intense pushback and great controversy since the plans for its development started in 1997. In the mid 2010’s, the developer and Butler Arsmden Architecture were granted permission to begin development.
Sky replacement is a tool every architectural photographer needs to know. I personally use it very rarely, but there are times when this type of knowledge comes in handy.
If you’ve ever seen Mike Kelley’s Where Art Meets Architecture series, then you know that he talks about sky replacements in-depth in the second part of WAMA 2.
The Library Home is located in Kuala Lumpur and is named for its principal design inspiration, noting the importance the homeowners place on reading and their love of books.
There are many apps that show where the sun is at a given time. I have tested several of them, but it was only when I saw a video by Nigel Danson that I became aware of PhotoPills. In the video, he calls it “a swiss army knife of apps”.
Briefly explained, PhotoPills is an app that shows you where the sun and moon are at a given time.
Jiri Lizler is based in The Czech Republic and specializes in hospitality photography. We connected recently via email for this interview.
Shawn: Jiri, thank you very much for answering these questions for the readers of APAlmanac. Normally I would want to sit down and have this conversation in-person or over Zoom but my Czech is velmi špatný so I think we are both better off doing it this way.
Are you ready for an absolutely awesome Project of the Week? Today, we’re taking a look at the work of architectural photographer Justin Nicholas. Justin shoots for Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, IHG, and various other hospitality companies, together with an array of architects and designers.
A few weeks ago, my colleague Kyrre Sundal wrote a post sharing his favorite architecture-based youtube channels. One of those channels was that of Stewart Hicks. I wanted to hone in on one of Stewart’s videos that I particularly like – as it applies directly to photography and is pretty thought-provoking.
Chicago’s husband and wife team Ryan and Sarah Miller of Miller + Miller Architectural Photography photograph infrastructure in such a compelling way that I could pour through it all day. In particular, Sarah and Ryan knock bridges out of the park.