The DJI Mavic 3 is the First Drone to Get a C1 Certificate

In August, DJI announced two of their drones would get C1 certificates. All the updates and paperwork are done, and you can get your Mavic 3 / 3 Cine C1 certificate. What’s the fuzz about this drone? Well, check out György Palkó‘s excellent article about the Mavic 3.

Here’s How to Disable the World’s Most Annoying Photoshop Message

Consider this a little end-of-year gift from us to you. My fellow APALMANAC writer Dane shared this hot tip with me, resulting in 99% fewer rage clicks while using Photoshop. I’m happy to pass it along to you! You know that annoying message that always pops up: Could not export the clipboard because it is too big to export.

Visit a Swiss Sports Complex With Photographer Karina Castro

This week’s featured project takes us to Eschenbach, Switzerland with Milan-based photographer Karina Castro. We’ll look through her photographs of Dreifachsporthalle by Enzmann Fischer Partner AG. Each photograph sports an enormously nostalgic film feel.

Hard Truths and Sage Business Advice From a Photography Rep-Turned-Lawyer

I used to be a marketing consultant and rep to commercial photographers, before I went to law school. When I work with photographers now, I see a lot of the same issues arising, both legal-and marketing-related. So, in a holiday gift to help, here’s a list of 15 things I think you should/should not do to be more successful in 2023: If anyone talks about ROI or value propositions or anything else that smacks of weasel-in-a-suit when it comes to your marketing, run away.

Mentorship May Be the Missing Piece in Your Architectural Photography Career

Throughout my years in business, I have been fortunate enough to have various mentors specializing in different areas of life and business. Whether it was my therapist to help with life challenges, a social media consultant for social strategies, or a photographer to aid with the development of photo and business techniques.

Perfecting Imperfection – Meet Photographer and Architectural Retoucher Anton Ivanov

The longer you look at Anton Ivanov’s work, the more things you’ll find to love. Full of life, restraint, mood, and character, each photograph is perfectly imperfect. The same can be said about Anton’s career. A short-lived stint in wedding photography because of his shyness actually allowed him to blossom as an architectural photographer.

16 Unconventional Pieces of Photography Gear

Whether a hobbyist or a professional, you’re more-than-likely familiar with classic pieces of gear most photographers need…lenses, light modifiers, flashes, etc. What you don’t typically hear about though, are the unconventional pieces of gear that photographers use.

36 Pictures From The National Museum by Norwegian Photographer Ivar Kvaal

Since the day I came across Ivar Kvaal’s photographs of Snøhetta’s Under, I’ve been completely smitten with his work. Ivar recently reached out with the news of his new book 36 Pictures From The National Museum, which I am excited to share with you.

Glasgow Based Photographer Gillian Hayes Photographs a Home in the Heart of Cairngorms National Park

Every now and again you come across photographs of a project that completely stops you in your tracks. Gillian Hayes of Dapple Photography‘s photos of Lower Tullochgrue by Brown & Brown Architects was that project for me lately. As we drift into the holiday season, this feels like the perfect Project of the Week – frosty, snowy scenery, warm inviting interiors, and quiet moments crafted by Gillian make this series stand out to me.

Architectural Photography and NFTs – a Revised, Bold New World With Intention

In the summer of 2022, a lot of buzz and hype was created around AI visual generator tools that would allow enthusiasts to create images simply by describing them with keywords. Artificial intelligence research firm OpenAI conducted a wide-scale beta test of DALL-E, a cutting-edge software that creates images from textual descriptions (APA writer Kyrre Sundal shows a great example of its functionality here).

The Mavic You Can Actually Afford: Introducing the New DJI Mavic 3 Classic

DJI released the Mavic 3 back in November of 2021.  This next iteration of their flagship drone brought with it a ton of upgrades users had been eagerly waiting for since its predecessor, the Mavic 2 had been released three years prior.   We wrote a series of articles about this much-anticipated release, including two fantastic deep dives by my fellow APA writer György Palkó that you can find here and here.

Adam Potts Takes Us To The Donum Estate’s Vertical Panorama Pavilion

There is something about Adam Potts‘ work that is just plain brilliant. His compositions, his lighting, his processing work – it’s all spot on. Adam is based in Northern California, which means his portfolio is chock full of vineyards, vast golden skies, and sprawling landscapes.

A CRM Built by Photographers for Photographers

Disclaimer: I loved Sprout Studio so much that I became an ambassador for the brand back in 2020. While I do receive a commission for new users signing up, this application has been a staple in my business since 2015. For anyone interested in trying out the program, please know your support is greatly appreciated and I am here to help if you have any questions.

Announcing The Second Annual APAlmanac Architectural Photography Competition

Back for a second year, we are so excited to launch our annual photography competition again! The first year was a resounding success and we have improved and tweaked for an even better experience for our entrants this time around. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the best photography competition on the internet for the second year in a row.

Can You Use a Canon 50mm Tilt-Shift Lens on a Nikon Mirrorless Camera?

Ever since I started my journey as an architectural photographer, I’ve had to face a big dilemma. I learned the basics of photography with Nikon cameras, so when I got to the point where I really needed to use tilt-shift lenses in my architectural photography work – I was left wanting.

Architectural Photography & The Law: Property Releases

APALMANAC is proud to be partnered with California-based intellectual property attorney Leslie Burns. Leslie is back on the blog this month to answer another reader’s question about intellectual property and the law. Please remember that the answers here are not legal advice, but rather for educational purposes.

Check Out LUMA Hotel SF With Hospitality Photographer Dylan Patrick

Today’s featured project by architectural photographer Dylan Patrick is a brilliant rendition of hospitality photography. As Dylan shows off the LUMA Hotel in San Francisco by architect Hornberger + Worstell, you’ll notice his striking compositions, each one easy to read and hero-esque in its own way.
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