Announcing Perspective: AP Almanac’s Architecture and Design Festival

I am so thrilled to launch our first large event: Perspective, a festival focusing on architecture, design, photography, and videography. Held June 21-22, 2024, in the architecture mecca that is Columbus, Indiana, Perspective will bring together architects, artists, photographers, designers, videographers, and more to learn from each other and experience the incredible city of Columbus.

Why is the new Nikon Zf an interesting camera?

Nikon has introduced a new mirrorless camera with a retro style. It’s a body that pays homage to the iconic analog FM2 model and bears a strong resemblance to the Z fc model introduced in 2021, featuring an APS-C sensor. Why might this model be of interest to architectural photographers?

Fujifilm Tilt Shift Lenses and More Officially Announced

The Fujifilm GFX100s is a great camera for architectural photography. Many photographers use it in combination with shift lenses from other manufacturers. Thanks to adapters, we can use products from Canon, Nikon, or Laowa, for example. However, we have all been eagerly waiting for the long-promised native Fuji shift lenses.

London Architectural Photographers, Don’t Miss RIBA’s ‘Wide Angle View’ Exhibit

RIBA showcases revolutionary 60s magazine series Manplan that speaks to social issues of today The Royal Institute of British Architects is putting on a new exhibit called Wide Angle View that explores architecture as a social space and features very compelling photography from the 60s magazine series Manplan featured in Architectural Review.

If there is ONE Instagram account you follow, I hope it’s @aphotoeditor

We’re coming in hot with a quick PSA today about an Instagram account that you should be following as a professional photographer. Chock full of information, stats, and intel about the industry, Rob Haggart’s @aphotoeditor account is a fascinating litmus test regarding pricing, business trends, and best practices across various fields of photography — architecture and interiors included.

Tony Kuyper’s Luminosity Masking Plugin Gets Upgraded to TK9

When I set out to pick a luminosity masking plugin for Photoshop a few years ago, I was pretty overwhelmed by the amount of options out there. It seemed like every photographer recommended a different plugin, and as someone with major analysis paralysis and decision fatigue, I finally decided just to pick one and get on with it.

Arch Photo Pod’s Season 1 Comes to a Close — Catch These Inspiring Interviews With Photographers Brian Berkowitz and Garett Buell

A few weeks ago we shared a bit about Jordan Power’s architectural photography podcast Arch Photo Pod, a limited series of interviews with folks from the architectural photography community. Since our post, Jordan has released the last two episodes — episode 7 with APA Project of the Week veteran and luxury retail photographer Brian Berkowitz, and more recently episode 8 with Garett Buell who has shared such great insight with APA readers in the past with his tiny house Project of the Week, and contributions to the massive You Should Be Charging Licensing Fees for Publication Use of Your Images article.

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.

Get to Know the Lives and Businesses of Your Fellow Photographers in Jordan Powers’s New Podcast

Looking for something to keep you company on your long editing days or drive to your next shoot? Jordan Powers has released a new architectural photography geared podcast called Arch Photo Pod. In Arch Photo Pod, Jordan sits down with other architectural and interior photographers on his travels and chats a bit about their backgrounds, their businesses, and lives.

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.

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.”

Nikon Z8 Announced for Pre-Order

For some time now, it has become popular to claim that Nikon has overslept the transition from DSLRs to mirrorless cameras, and some even predict the end of the company. Nikon, with the introduction of the well-received Z9, showed that they still know how to build great cameras for professionals that even set new standards in certain fields.

Is This the End of Digital Backs?

Produced for more than 20 years, Swiss-made Alpa cameras are renowned for their precision, construction quality and high price. They are designed to work with medium format digital backs and specifically mounted lenses from Rodenstock and Schneider.

Leofoto Announces New Geared Products

Architectural photographers are probably following the news in the small specialist geared head market with interest. In a space that has been dominated by Manfrotto and Arca Swiss for, as far as I can tell, decades, the Chinese brand Leofoto emerged a few years ago.

The 2022 Project of the Year Award Winners

At last, we’ve reached our final category of winners to announce – the 2022 Project of the Year award. Project of the Year is our most highly rewarded category, with a cash prize of $2500 USD going to the winner along with our Project of the Year Award Winner trophy, while the runner-up receives $500 USD and our slightly smaller (but still awesome) 2nd place trophy.

The 2022 Photo of the Year Award Winners

It’s time to announce the winners of the 2022 Photo of the Year Award! The Photo of the Year Award is one of the most simple and straightforward categories in our Architectural Photography Awards. We asked photographers to submit their defining photographs of 2022.

The 2022 Early Career and Emerging Talent Architectural Photography Award Winners

It’s time to announce the official winners of the 2022 Early Career and Emerging Talent Award! The Early Career and Emerging Talent category is the APA Award’s most entered and most competitive category. Just like last year, we are blown away by the talent and hard work of all the new architectural photographers out there.

The Official 2022 Architectural Photography Awards Project of the Year Shortlist

It’s time to share our final shortlist of finalists for the 2022 Architectural Photography Awards! The Project of the Year award is our most demanding category and sports the largest cash prize. For Project of the Year, we asked photographers to submit 5-8 images of a single project or subject which were judged on criteria such as technical ability, composition, consistency of editing, color, and lighting, and overall impression.

The Official 2022 Architectural Photography Awards Photo of the Year Shortlist

We’re excited to present more finalists from the 2022 Architectural Photography Awards! Today we’ll be sharing our shortlist of the 10 highest-scoring entries from the 2022 Photo of the Year Award category. The Photo of the Year Award seeks to find images that powerfully communicate the sense of place, beauty, and design prowess inherent in our architectural world.
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