Usman Dawood

Staff Writer

For the last 6 years, I've been working as an architectural photographer; these years have been the best of my life so far and I'm enjoying it so much. I also have a YouTube channel which is steadily growing.

My personal life includes my wonderful wife, my beautiful daughter Amelia, and my cuddly cat Mew. My favourite sport is boxing, Spotify is life, and if I'm not taking a picture, I'm probably smoking a cigar.

Why Are Some of the Best Photographers the Least Successful?

I can comfortably say that I’m not the most talented photographer that I know. I know plenty of photographers that are extremely talented. The kind of work they produce is simply astounding and I’m consistently impressed by them. The issue is that many of these photographers tend not to be as successful than many other photographers I know who may not be as capable.

How to Prevent Camera Shake When Photographing Architecture

Have you ever spent the day on location only to return home to go through the day’s work and realize that some of the images have motion blur? This is probably one of the most annoying little things you may encounter when starting to work as an architecture or interiors photographer. Frustratingly, it’s not easily detectable on the back of your camera screen unless you zoom all the way into the image, and even then can be invisible, so it’s something you need to make sure you catch while shooting tethered which isn’t always possible.

The 60mp Sensor in the Sony a7R IV Is Still Not Enough for Architecture

I can appreciate that many of you may assume I’m simply trying to trigger photographers with this article and its “clickbait” title. That is honestly not my intention because I firmly believe in what I’m about to discuss and I’m going to explain why I think what I do.

Whenever a new camera is released with a higher resolution sensor, the common subject that tends to come up is about how we’re back to the megapixels war.

How To Negotiate Better Prices with Prospective Clients

When I first started as an architectural photographer, one of the things I really struggled with was pricing. This seems to be a common thread for many creatives as it can be very difficult to objectively self-assess your talent, experience, and therefore, value. Some photographers charge less than minimum wage and others charge an absolute fortune for just an hour’s worth of work.

Five Mistakes Beginner Architectural Photographers Should Avoid

Starting a career in photography can be very challenging. I know that when I first started as an architectural photographer, I made a fair few mistakes that could have been avoided. Fortunately, those mistakes can serve as lessons for future architectural photographers.

1. Shooting With the Widest Available Lens

If you’re a real-estate photographer then shooting with the widest lens ever made might work.