Lexi Taciak

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Howdy! I'm a Maryland-based photographer, retoucher, and writer. Here at APALMANAC, I curate Project of the Week and make sure things run smoothly behind the scenes.

When I'm not at my desk, you can usually catch me fishing or drinking a margarita.

Alex Nye Shows Us How to Create Atmospheric Lighting With Lightroom Masks

Alex Nye gives us a behind-the-scenes look into his editing process using localized Lightroom adjustments and masks in his newest Youtube video. Alex shows off how to intersect linear gradients and luminance ranges. He also shows how he manipulates light to create drama and atmosphere to guide the viewer’s eye and create mood.

Take a Spa Day With Luxury Retail & Architectural Photographer Brian Berkowitz

I hope you’re ready to relax this fine Friday, because New York-based architectural and luxury retail photographer Brian Berkowitz is taking us to World Spa for this week’s featured project! “WorldSpa is a pretty unique venue,” he starts. “It is slightly over 55,000 sq feet, encompassing 3 floors in Brooklyn, of pure spa.

Miller+Miller’s Architectural Photography is Featured on a New USPS Stamp

Of all of the places to see architectural photography end up, a USPS stamp has to be one of the most unexpected – and coolest! The United States Postal Service has announced that in their fresh 2023 stamp lineup, they’ll have four new Presorted First-Class Mail stamps available for purchase by bulk mail users in coils of 3,000 and 10,000.

“Architecture Starts as a Mental Snapshot and is Finished by Taking an Actual One” – Jan Vranovský Shares His Photographs of a Playful Apartment in Central Tokyo

This week’s featured project is such a joy to take in. Feast your eyes on Nagatacho Apartment – a myriad of pastel colors, textures, and shapes, all packaged up into one vibrant apartment in Tokyo’s governmental administrative district. Nagatacho Apartment is the wonderful creation of Atelier Adam Nathaniel Furman – known for their stunning use of color and materiality throughout all of their projects.

You Can Get Discounted Fuji, Canon, Profoto, and Apple Gear at B&H Today!

Our favorite gear shop B&H Photo is running some great promotions and sales today. If you’re thinking about grabbing new photo equipment or gear for your office, you might want to check in on their current deals. Here are a few of my favorites: Save $800 on the Fujifilm GFX 50S II Fuji’s GFX 50S II typically costs $3,999.95 for the base, but right now at B&H you can pick it up for $3,199.95, saving you $800.

Take a Visual Tour Through These Historic Homes in Phoenix, AZ With Photographers Alex Rentzis and Kevin Kaminski

This week’s featured project is an interesting switch-up from our typical Project of the Week offerings, and it is a great reminder that personal projects can have a huge impact on your career and body of work. Today we’ll be checking out this collaborative project by Arizona-based architectural photographers Alex Rentzis and Kevin Kaminski.

Photographing A House Over Two Seasons, Jiří Alexander Bednář Gives Us the Complete Picture

Jiří Alexander Bednář – aka Alex – is an architectural photographer in the Czech Republic who has an absolutely gorgeous project we’ll be taking a look at today. The Villa in the Mountains by WMA Architects has been photographed in two seasons, autumn and winter, and Alex does a beautiful job of showing off this lovely piece of architecture as it relates to its environment.

From Visualization to Photographing Its Completion, Matúš Nedecký Shows Off This Residence in Thurgau Beautifully

Matúš Nedecký is relatively new to the photography game. With a background working in architectural visualization, Matúš has really only been photographing architecture for two years. So, when he submitted this series of photographs and a video of a beautiful multi-family home in Thurgau, Switzerland for Project of the Week, I was taken by the thoughtfulness of his images and the completeness of this project.

Here’s How to Disable the World’s Most Annoying Photoshop Message

Consider this a little end-of-year gift from us to you. My fellow APALMANAC writer Dane shared this hot tip with me, resulting in 99% fewer rage clicks while using Photoshop. I’m happy to pass it along to you! You know that annoying message that always pops up: Could not export the clipboard because it is too big to export.

Visit a Swiss Sports Complex With Photographer Karina Castro

This week’s featured project takes us to Eschenbach, Switzerland with Milan-based photographer Karina Castro. We’ll look through her photographs of Dreifachsporthalle by Enzmann Fischer Partner AG. Each photograph sports an enormously nostalgic film feel.

Perfecting Imperfection – Meet Photographer and Architectural Retoucher Anton Ivanov

The longer you look at Anton Ivanov’s work, the more things you’ll find to love. Full of life, restraint, mood, and character, each photograph is perfectly imperfect. The same can be said about Anton’s career. A short-lived stint in wedding photography because of his shyness actually allowed him to blossom as an architectural photographer.

36 Pictures From The National Museum by Norwegian Photographer Ivar Kvaal

Since the day I came across Ivar Kvaal’s photographs of Snøhetta’s Under, I’ve been completely smitten with his work. Ivar recently reached out with the news of his new book 36 Pictures From The National Museum, which I am excited to share with you.

Glasgow Based Photographer Gillian Hayes Photographs a Home in the Heart of Cairngorms National Park

Every now and again you come across photographs of a project that completely stops you in your tracks. Gillian Hayes of Dapple Photography‘s photos of Lower Tullochgrue by Brown & Brown Architects was that project for me lately. As we drift into the holiday season, this feels like the perfect Project of the Week – frosty, snowy scenery, warm inviting interiors, and quiet moments crafted by Gillian make this series stand out to me.

Adam Potts Takes Us To The Donum Estate’s Vertical Panorama Pavilion

There is something about Adam Potts‘ work that is just plain brilliant. His compositions, his lighting, his processing work – it’s all spot on. Adam is based in Northern California, which means his portfolio is chock full of vineyards, vast golden skies, and sprawling landscapes.

Check Out LUMA Hotel SF With Hospitality Photographer Dylan Patrick

Today’s featured project by architectural photographer Dylan Patrick is a brilliant rendition of hospitality photography. As Dylan shows off the LUMA Hotel in San Francisco by architect Hornberger + Worstell, you’ll notice his striking compositions, each one easy to read and hero-esque in its own way.
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