Which Sky Replacement Software Works Best?

Sky replacement is a tool every architectural photographer needs to know. I personally use it very rarely, but there are times when this type of knowledge comes in handy. If you’ve ever seen Mike Kelley’s Where Art Meets Architecture series, then you know that he talks about sky replacements in-depth in the second part of WAMA 2.

Adam Taylor Teaches 11 Unconventional Aspects of Becoming a Better Photographer

You might know Oahu-based Architectural photographer Adam Taylor from his “License Your Photos” course, marketing email templates, or other educational bits. Adam shared his newest video with us – “11 Unconventional Tips to Becoming a Better Photographer,” and it is definitely worth checking out.

Photographing The Library House in Kuala Lumpur with Yang Zhen Siang

Yang Zhen Siang is an architectural photographer in Penang, Malaysia working under the moniker ZHENSPACE. Today we’ll be taking a look at his photographs of The Library Home by ENDO KL. The Library Home is located in Kuala Lumpur and is named for its principal design inspiration, noting the importance the homeowners place on reading and their love of books.

Plan Your Next Shoot With The PhotoPills App

There are many apps that show where the sun is at a given time. I have tested several of them, but it was only when I saw a video by Nigel Danson that I became aware of PhotoPills. In the video, he calls it “a swiss army knife of apps”. Briefly explained, PhotoPills is an app that shows you where the sun and moon are at a given time.

Talking Hospitality Photography With Jiri Lizler

Jiri Lizler is based in The Czech Republic and specializes in hospitality photography. We connected recently via email for this interview. Shawn:  Jiri, thank you very much for answering these questions for the readers of APAlmanac. Normally I would want to sit down and have this conversation in-person or over Zoom but my Czech is velmi špatný so I think we are both better off doing it this way.

Justin Nicholas Photographs the World’s First Underwater Villa

Are you ready for an absolutely awesome Project of the Week? Today, we’re taking a look at the work of architectural photographer Justin Nicholas. Justin shoots for Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, IHG, and various other hospitality companies, together with an array of architects and designers.

Stewart Hicks Explains How Architecture Depends on Photography

A few weeks ago, my colleague Kyrre Sundal wrote a post sharing his favorite architecture-based youtube channels. One of those channels was that of Stewart Hicks. I wanted to hone in on one of Stewart’s videos that I particularly like – as it applies directly to photography and is pretty thought-provoking.

Check Out This Lightroom Tips and Tricks Compilation

Youtube can be a great learning source for photographers, however, I find that the algorithm constantly recommends click-bait videos with yelling presenters that might not be for everyone. Last week I stumbled upon a video worth sharing by Landscape Photographer Christian Möhrle in which he compiles Lightroom tips and tricks in a comprehensive way.

Photographing a Massive Spanish Sports Center With Álex Fernández

Álex Fernández-Llamazares is a draftsman turned architectural photographer based in Vigo, Spain. For this week’s featured project, Álex takes us to an absolutely massive sports complex in Spain. Supera is a brand comprised of over 32 sports centers in Spain.

Using “Behind the Scenes” in Your Marketing Strategy

Marketing as a photographer is more than just showcasing your portfolio. There are many places for you to market your brand like social media, emailers, print mailers, etc. Wherever you are marketing, you’ll need content to go with it. Our instincts are to show portfolio-worthy content but, there is a huge benefit to being real with your audience.

Architectural Filmmaking – Why You Should (Or Perhaps Shouldn’t) Start the Journey

Last year my fellow writer, Veeral, put together a fantastic article entitled, ‘Getting Started in Architectural Filmmaking’ which focused on the new opportunities the medium provides and showcases some beautiful examples of videos that take a more sophisticated and minimalist approach to capturing architectural space. 

Nate Sheets Breaks Down How He Made Each Photo of the MMH Experience

Nate Sheets is back at it again with another doozy of a project! If you love contrast, texture, and dramatic light, you’re going to love his photographs of the MMH Experience. “MMH stands for Madi Mali Homes and is run by Troy Moore. They are a design-build company located here in Kansas City.

Improve Your Understanding of Architecture With These YouTube Presenters

As an architectural photographer, you also have a great interest in architecture itself. If you are not a trained architect, it’s a good idea to further your knowledge and understanding of architectural theory and ideas, to better understand architects and what they find important in their building design. 

DJI Mavic 3 – It Is Finally As Good As We Wanted

I wrote about the DJI Mavic 3 drone in March, and at the end of the article, I shared my wish for its improvement, saying “There are many unique benefits we get with this new drone, but there are still flaws. I hope that the Mavic 3’s issues can be resolved with software updates down the road, as they have done so far.”

Before and After LaGuardia’s Terminal C Project With Architectural Photographer Matthew McNulty

Architectural photographer Matthew McNulty submitted in a series that is a bit different from what we usually see around here, making it a welcome Project of the Week candidate! Matthew photographed LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal C during construction and after completion, producing a couple of awesome diptychs in addition to an overall great set of photographs.

A ‘Cardinal’ Highlight of Kansas City’s Artisan Home Tour (story behind the photos)

I think in any metropolitan area, the old 80/20 rule applies to the uniqueness of its home builders. For a majority of them, they seem extremely similar with design elements that show up in new builds over and over again. The other side of that coin though, are custom home builders willing to be different.

Alexander Bogorodskiy Shares The Realities of Yacht Photography

Yacht photography is one of those glittery niches relating to architecture and design photography that I often catch myself daydreaming about. I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay and spent almost every waking moment on the water, which is probably where my deep intrigue for this sort of project stems from.
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