5 Basics of Architecture Photography

There a several famous sports-related quotes related to basics and fundamentals, but to paraphrase many of them…to become a highly skilled master of your craft, you have to master the basics. Several years ago when I photographed my first architecture-related job (it was a modest property for a real estate listing), I honestly had no idea what I was doing.

A Stately American Home With a Dark Surprise Photographed by Brian Wetzel

For this week’s featured project, we’re going to take a look at a big ‘ole classic American home in Pennsylvania, because it holds quite a colorful surprise! Architectural and interiors photographer Brian Wetzel has been kind enough to share heaps about this very cool project. I’m so excited to shake things up from the typical modern and contemporary shaped POTW buildings, and check out this stately home boasting craftsman details and a few fresh and funky design elements!

Fujifilm Announces the GFX 50S II and an Upcoming Tilt Shift Lens

Fujifilm has just announced a huge list of new cameras and lenses for their GFX medium format and the more popular X series.

Undoubtedly the most exciting and relevant bit of news for architecture photographers is the announcement of the GFX 50S II. Fujifilm managed to make medium format photography so much more accessible with the release of the original 50S and this new version seems to have been developed into a much more useable and practical camera.

Noteworthy B&H Deals This Week

Alright everybody, we’re heading into the sale season time of year! This week at B&H, you can get your hands on some camera bodies and MacBooks for a great price.

First up on the docket is for all the Sony lovers out there. If you’re looking to grab an extra camera for your bag, the Alpha a7 III is $300 off this week until 9/5/2021, bringing the price down to $1,698.00

Team Nikon, the Z 7 is also $300 off, which means you can score the full-frame 45.7MP mirrorless workhorse for $2,496.95.

Dear Appy: Including Wall Art in Photos

Marty C. asks: “If I am photographing a building or a house with artwork on the walls and a magazine wants to publish the images, are there copyright concerns regarding the artwork on the walls?”

Excellent question, Marty. In short, there are certain considerations you should take into account when incorporating other creative works into your photographs.

How Well Do Canon TS-E Lenses Perform on a Fujifilm GFX 100s Body?

Unless you live under a rock, you probably have heard about the beyond full-frame Fujifilm GFX 100s. Before making the hefty purchase, you might be wondering how your TS-E lenses would perform on the GFX. I’ll be giving you a good look into how the 100s and TS-E combo works together. Plus, I have a few RAW-files at the end of the article for you to download so you can see the quality for yourself!

Anjie Blair Photographs a Serene Cellar Door in Tasmania

Today’s featured project takes us to a lovely cellar door in Tasmania by Cumulus Studio. The amazing Anjie Blair was kind enough to share her photographs and a bit about her process on this shoot, so let’s jump right on in with her favorite shot of the day!”

“When I was setting up for a one-point perspective of the external entry view, the male model was driving up the drive and his little daughter came out to greet him,” Anjie explains.

Photographing The Contemporary Interior of a Central London Residence With Panayis Chrysovergis

This weeks featured project comes to us out of Central London. Panayis Chrysovergis photographed this unique private residence, and I’m excited to share all of its bold graphic qualities, leading lines, and interesting textures with you. Let’s jump in!

Right off the bat we see this home’s contemporary interior is steeped in rectilinear shapes and full of punchy black / white contrast.

Gear Overload: A Glimpse Inside Shanghai’s Legendary Photography Market

One of the many reasons I have enjoyed being an ex-pat in Asia is the abundance of markets you can find throughout the region.  Whether it’s the textile markets in India, or the fish markets of Japan, or the floating markets found in Southeast Asia, they make commerce fun, and visiting one is a great way to get a glimpse of the local culture, its people, and the items they cherish.

Simon Devitt Speaks the Secrets Behind Photographing HOME Magazine’s Home of the Year

Simon Devitt makes it hard not to be romantic about architecture…and art…and really, the world.

He speaks less like someone telling his process, and more like a man speaking poetry — divulging a riddle that is the secret to life itself.

In a way, it is.

There is no talk of camera kits or CaptureOne vs Lightroom or setting up compositions, but instead, how to be.

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