Recently, Aputure announced its latest LED-based 7 watt smart light bulb, Accent B7c. There are a plethora of smart bulbs on the market but what sets this smart bulb apart from that rest is that it was specifically designed for filmmakers and addressing three use cases: Implementing high colour fidelity based on the RGBWW specification and flexible colour temperature (2000K to 10000K), 100% flicker-free operation and wireless connectivity through Bluetooth Mesh network.
Sky replacements have long been standard practice in architectural photography. However, the existing tools to do so remain, in my opinion, somewhat haphazard. Some skies are an easy slam-dunk, capable of being replaced in a few clicks using something as simple as the Tragic Wand or Quick Selection tool.
The guys at Roehner + Ryan are much admired around here, not just because their photographs are off the wall gorgeous, but because they are such bulldogs for the architectural photography industry. Jason and Dan are great advocates for proper pricing, sharing knowledge, and lifting our little community.
I am absolutely infatuated with tall buildings. Mike Kelley has his airplanes, I’ve got my skyscrapers. Or so I thought. For more than two decades, China (where I am based) has experienced unprecedented growth in the number of constructed high-rise buildings, but alas we may be seeing the end of an era for skyscrapers in the Middle Kingdom.
When Canon first released the EOS R, one of the most compelling things they did was to also release an EF to RF mount adapter with a drop-in filter feature. This meant that you could adapt tilt-shift lenses to your EF camera and use drop-in filters whenever it was necessary. The only problem was Canon’s limited amount of filters available on the market.
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.
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.
Back in 2016, I had this dream of wanting to photograph projects in the US and I had very little knowledge of how American architects commissioned photographers moreover what their style/requirements were. What I had observed was that there was a distinct difference in interior architecture between styles between New York and Australia which often dictated how projects were photographed.
We are in the midst of a digitalization era where information is shared faster and in greater amounts than ever before. In order to guarantee the future of photographers, designers, and creators careers, proper copyright and credit on digital platforms must be a latent topic of discussion among the community.
Back in 2016, I remember the opening scene to Marvel’s Dr Strange trailer which showed a snippet of the Manhattan skyline and as an architecture buff, I couldn’t help myself grin when I noticed Bjarke Ingles’ W57 project firmly asserting itself in the scene. I have always been fascinated by the work of Bjarke Ingles because his architecture transcends the traditional notion of architecture we have become accustomed to.
Last month, the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) launched its first online program as a response to the COVID-19 breakout and due to the success of their April programme they have announced another four film in May. Each film is screened daily starting on 17th and running until the 20th with two broadcasts starting at 8pm ET and 8pm PT, and each film ticket costing US$0.99.
One of the things I love about good architecture is the design narrative of a project. The narrative allows one to appreciate how the architect uses the surroundings and history to inform their architectural intent. Over the last couple of years, one of the best ways to learn these are through architectural talks hosted in Melbourne.
We are currently living in an unusual and amazing time where you can take a free Harvard course on architecture, catch your favorite band in concert, learn an instrument on an app, see your family across the country, and now, watch an incredible architectural photographer divulge his process, all without leaving your couch!
During my recent interview with Jeffrey Totaro, he had mentioned that Capture One Pro is a huge part of his post-production workflow. He has partnered up with Digital Transitions to run a Capture One webinar on April 17th. More specifically looking at how Capture One Pro integrates into his workflow and giving an in-depth look at how he uses the application both in the field and back in the studio.
Just in case you thought a $60,000, 150mp medium format camera was just not quite enough, Phase One Industrial just announced their latest monster system.
By combining two of their current 150mp sensors, Phase One Industrial has been able to produce what they call a “large format” aerial camera system.
A long-awaited episode of the BAAM Podcast has been gifted to the internet, and is chock full of knowledge for your quarantine listening pleasure!
BAAM hosts Barry MacKenzie and Andy Macpherson interviewed legendary Melbourne based photographer Derek Swalwell. Derek is esteemed for his 20+ year career steeped in architecture, advertising, and portraiture work, as well as his personal projects which are sublime!
New Zealand and Australian friends, listen up! APA’s Kiwi crush Simon Devitt is hosting one of his renowned workshops at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki on April 19th, 2020. This is a great opportunity to hear Simon speak on his photographic processes, learn to make evocative images, and convey the feelings of a space.
BAAM Podcast has broken its radio silence with a beautiful episode featuring one (er…two) of my favorite architectural photographers, Doublespace Photography. After a brief hiatus for technical and personal reasons, the podcast is back in full force and chock full of free knowledge.
Adobe has recently updated Lightroom and some of the new features are pretty useful.
As architectural photographers, I’m sure most of us are pretty familiar with having huge numbers of layers in Photoshop. Light painting and compositing can cost a lot of storage and many of us have become accustomed to using PSB files, especially with the advent of higher-megapixel cameras where only a few layers will put you over the size limit.