PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER (me) RIPS HIS PHOTOS TO SHREDS! (He Shouldn’t Have Agreed to This!)

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER (me) RIPS HIS PHOTOS TO SHREDS! (He Shouldn’t Have Agreed to This!)

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That’s more or less the title of a YouTube video I did with Jared Polin of FroKnowsPhoto DOT COM! I know, I know, Jared and I probably couldn’t be on further ends of the personality spectrum with his outgoing rambunctious videos vs my somewhat quiet and reserved personality but the end result is a pretty great educational video for someone just getting started in architectural photography (or someone who wants to watch Jared get very politely shredded!)

I’ve known Jared for a few years now and we’ve always gotten along, so when he pitched this idea to me I thought it would be good for if nothing else, a few laughs. The premise was simple: Jared, who had never photographed architecture in his life, is trying to rent out his loft as he bought another property to move into, and he wanted to photograph the place himself to put it on the market. He asked for a few quick tips over the phone before he started:

  • Keep your vertical lines straight
  • Don’t go stupidly wide
  • Declutter, and then go back and declutter again
  • Keep the camera somewhere between knee height and chest height

That was it – nothing too in-depth, as I didn’t want to scare him or give him too good of a headstart! We agreed that once he had finished shooting his place, we’d live-stream a critique where we discussed how he did. Here’s the results:

Yesterday we posted about a Harvard class for architects – today we post about episodes of hoarders and George Carlin quotes – trust me, it’s worth the watch! Just another day at APA 🙂

About Mike Kelley
Mike Kelley is an architecture and interiors photographer who has photographed projects all over the world. He is a self proclaimed airplane food enthusiast and the founder of the Architectural Photography Almanac.