Dane Alonso

STAFF WRITER

I lead a double life as an architect and architectural photographer based in Mexico City, a metropolis full of contrast. I periodically travel back to the tranquility of the Alps where I finished my architecture studies and met my life partner.

I'm interested in proportion systems, asymmetry and maps.

Tim’s Vermeer: ​​A Documentary on how to Paint as Accurate as a Camera

Previously I shared a video about six artists to study for architectural photography. Johannes Vermeer, the 17th-century Dutch master, was at the top of that list. More recently I watched Tim’s Vermeer”, a documentary about one peculiar academic of Vermeer’s work.

The film is about Tim Jenison, his admiration for the photographic quality found in Vermeer’s work, and his (obsessive) quest to reproduce one of Vermeer’s masterpieces from scratch using optical aids.

Six Artists to Study for Architectural Photography

Knowing how to accurately represent space as seen by the human eye into a bidimensional media is relatively new. Early art depictions tend to focus on the spiritual and not on a literal representation of the world. Size and proportion of the subjects responded to hierarchy levels. It wasn’t until the Renaissance (circa 1415) that Brunelleschi’s proved a rational system to precisely represent depth and space, the linear perspective.

Architecture and Chill: The Built Space in Films

I must confess that I have never pressed the record button on my camera. Lately, the growing number of video platforms and the demand for architectural video has made me think twice about dabbling in video. Watching or re-watching films paying special attention to the role of architecture is a powerful tool and source of inspiration available to anyone interested in both architectural photography and video.

How to Watch Canon’s New Product Launch

Rumor season is over. On July 9th, Canon will be presenting their whole new lineup of products highlighting the RF mount system via live stream.

The event — REIMAGINE — invites us to hear from Canon Ambassadors and experts on the biggest product launch yet. Canon branches have announced simultaneous transmission times on their websites:

Europe: July 9th at 14:00 CEST.

Get to Know Adobe’s Newest Features: Localized Hue Editing and ISO Adaptive Presets

Adobe has just updated its “photography plan” applications, Lightroom and Camera Raw with some great new features. Aside from the usual performance improvements, Adobe has (finally!) changed the user interface found on Adobe Camera Raw, integrating it seamlessly with Lightroom. Additionally, they have rolled out a couple of brand new features: ISO Adaptive Presets and Localized Hue Editing.