Atul Pratap Chauhan Showcases an Incredible Hotel in Jaipur

Villa Palladio Jaipur is a nine-room country estate that has been featured on the cover of VOGUE Arabia, Condé Nast Traveller, and Living Italy Magazine as one of the best new hotels in the world. Showcasing the Villa’s soaring ceilings, brilliant red paint job, and spirited design is Atul Pratap Chauhan, an India-based interiors, hospitality, and architectural photographer.

Smallrig Wants Your Feedback As They Design Their New Production Cart

Many architectural photographers use “video camera” carts. These small production carts with wheels allow you to comfortably transport a lot of equipment, especially when working with flashes and grip equipment. It is also a very good option for working with a computer in tethering mode.

A medium-sized tripod that we can always take with us: review of Leofoto LQ-284C

Not everyone who takes photos needs to have a tripod. However, in architectural photography, a camera practically doesn’t exist without a tripod. Moreover, it is worth having more than one tripod! Many people believe that the optimal solution is to have three models… A large, versatile “workhorse” tripod (such as the previously mentioned Leofoto LM-324CL or the competing Gitzo GT3543XLS) A medium-sized tripod that we can always take with us, for example, in carry-on luggage or attach to a backpack when going hiking (Albrecht Voss described the Gitzo GK2545T-82QD model) A pocket-sized tabletop tripod that can be useful in specific situations (check out Mike Kelley’s review of the Platypod or the Gitzo Mini Traveler Tabletop Tripod).

Karina Castro On Photographing a Sublime Swiss School

Today’s Project of the Week takes us on a journey with Milan-based photographer Karina Castro. Karina is sharing her photographs of a new school designed by Haller Gut Architects in Aaberg, Switzerland. As with all of Karina’s beautiful work, you can expect to see plenty of directional light, shapely shadows, subdued color palettes, and compositions that play with shape and line.

Check Out Jim Stephenson’s “The Architect Has Left The Building” at RIBA This Summer

Architectural photographer and filmmaker Jim Stephenson has a thought-provoking, dual-screen exhibit at the Royal Institute of British Architects London Festival of Architecture this summer. The film is essentially a lesson in people-watching in post-occupancy architecture and explores how humans interact with the spaces they are immersed in, whether as intended or not.

Protecting Your Time With Site Condition Clauses

Editors note: This is where we have to jump in and remind you that APALMANAC is proud to be partnered with California-based intellectual property attorney Leslie Burns. Please remember that the answers here are not legal advice, but rather for educational purposes.

Supreme Court Hands Down a Win for Photographers in Warhol V. Goldsmith

On May 18th, 2023, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in the case of Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith. In a 7-2 vote, the Court ruled in favor of photographer Lynn Goldsmith, finding that pop artist Andy Warhol had infringed Goldsmith’s copyright in a photo she took of the music artist Prince in 1981. The outcome of the case hinged largely on the Andy Warhol Foundation’s assertion that Warhol’s use of the photo constituted “fair use.”

Sergio Lopez Walks Us Through Photographing a Student Residence in Pamplona, From Client Outreach to Image Licensing

Today we’re taking a little trip to Pamplona, Spain with Barcelona-based architectural photographer Sergio Lopez to check out his photographs of Residencia BCOME Pamplona. Sergio walks us through the making of this project, from relationship-building with his clients, to licensing the photos and protecting his work, so be sure to read through his insightful story here!

Finally, a split cost invoicing and licensing software built just for architectural photographers from Shared Construction Content

Regarding invoicing systems for photographers, it has always seemed like there are two options – billing software designed for wedding and real estate photographers, or on the flip side, general business invoicing systems that have nothing to do with photography. Finally, there is a new invoicing and billing system created specifically with architectural photographers in mind. The best part? The system revolves around licensing and cost sharing!

AI is Here to Stay: Say Hello to Photoshop’s Generative Fill

Let’s be honest removing/adding objects in our work is time-consuming and complex and the available tools in Photoshop were… not so good. But that might be a thing of the past thanks to Photoshop’s new tool: Generative Fill. The AI narrative is everywhere right now, however you needed third-party programs like DALL-E to really integrate AI capabilities into our workflow (check out Kyrre Sundal post on the topic ).

Setting the Barré: Talking Hospitality Photography with Brandon Barré

When it comes to capturing bold, dramatic, luminous architectural images, Brandon Barré is in a league of his own. Known for photographing some of the swankiest projects on Earth, Brandon doesn’t just rely on fancy spaces to create his incredible photographs; his perfect composition, dramatic lighting and meticulous staging and attention to detail results in images that we can all draw inspiration from.
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