There will always be newbies entering the genre of architecture photography, and along with that inexperience can be unfamiliarity around some core, fundamental principles. If this sounds like you, then I hope the following videos help. Granted there’s multiple ways to “skin the cat” when it comes to getting your verticals straight, obtaining the correct white balance, and making sure you have an overall properly exposed image.
Villa Palladio Jaipur is a nine-room country estate that has been featured on the cover of VOGUE Arabia, Condé Nast Traveller, and Living Italy Magazine as one of the best new hotels in the world. Showcasing the Villa’s soaring ceilings, brilliant red paint job, and spirited design is Atul Pratap Chauhan, an India-based interiors, hospitality, and architectural photographer.
Back in March, Farzad of Nimkat Studio based in Tehran reached out to me with something intriguing. He mentioned an efficient technique to eliminate haze and crazy highlights in interior photography. And just last week, he finally shared the video with me.
Adventurer, pilot, architectural photographer, hospitality photographer, and advertising photographer – these are just a few of the many hats that our good friend Shawn Talbot wears. Shawn’s work has been picked up by National Geographic, the Globe and Mail, the Smithsonian Institute and Macleans Magazine and it is easy to see why.
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.
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.
“The Lindis is a luxury architectural lodge located along the Ahuriri River in the South Island of New Zealand,” explains Joe Thomas – our featured photographer this week. Joe is a New York based architectural, interior, and travel photographer. He we also a finalist in our 2021 Architectural Photography Awards!
Architectural photographer and helpful tip sharer Dennis Radermacher used to be an IT systems engineer before he jumped ship to photography. He knows that as artists, we don’t necessarily love thinking or talking about mundane office tasks like backups and data management.
Not everyone who takes photos needs to have a tripod. However, in architectural photography, a camera practically doesn’t exist without a tripod. Moreover, it is worth having more than one tripod! Many people believe that the optimal solution is to have three models… A large, versatile “workhorse” tripod (such as the previously mentioned Leofoto LM-324CL or the competing Gitzo GT3543XLS) A medium-sized tripod that we can always take with us, for example, in carry-on luggage or attach to a backpack when going hiking (Albrecht Voss described the Gitzo GK2545T-82QD model) A pocket-sized tabletop tripod that can be useful in specific situations (check out Mike Kelley’s review of the Platypod or the Gitzo Mini Traveler Tabletop Tripod).
Today’s Project of the Week takes us on a journey with Milan-based photographer Karina Castro. Karina is sharing her photographs of a new school designed by Haller Gut Architects in Aaberg, Switzerland. As with all of Karina’s beautiful work, you can expect to see plenty of directional light, shapely shadows, subdued color palettes, and compositions that play with shape and line.
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.
Editors note: This is where we have to jump in and remind you that APALMANAC is proud to be partnered with California-based intellectual property attorney Leslie Burns. Please remember that the answers here are not legal advice, but rather for educational purposes.
Maxime Brouillet is such an excellent architectural photographer. I enjoy watching his work, and I am always ready to get one of his latest projects on APA for Project of the Week. When I saw Maxime’s photographs of the Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa in Rishikesh, I knew this was the one!
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.”
Today we’re taking a little trip to Pamplona, Spain with Barcelona-based architectural photographer Sergio Lopez to check out his photographs of Residencia BCOME Pamplona. Sergio walks us through the making of this project, from relationship-building with his clients, to licensing the photos and protecting his work, so be sure to read through his insightful story here!
Regarding invoicing systems for photographers, it has always seemed like there are two options – billing software designed for wedding and real estate photographers, or on the flip side, general business invoicing systems that have nothing to do with photography. Finally, there is a new invoicing and billing system created specifically with architectural photographers in mind. The best part? The system revolves around licensing and cost sharing!
This fine Friday, Project of the Week veteran Nate Sheets is back on APALMANAC with his stunning photographs of Hawk Heights. If you’re familiar with Nate’s work, you can expect to see this project laced with his customary delicate-yet-moody lighting, and powerful approach to compositions.
Let’s be honest removing/adding objects in our work is time-consuming and complex and the available tools in Photoshop were… not so good. But that might be a thing of the past thanks to Photoshop’s new tool: Generative Fill. The AI narrative is everywhere right now, however you needed third-party programs like DALL-E to really integrate AI capabilities into our workflow (check out Kyrre Sundal post on the topic ).
When it comes to capturing bold, dramatic, luminous architectural images, Brandon Barré is in a league of his own. Known for photographing some of the swankiest projects on Earth, Brandon doesn’t just rely on fancy spaces to create his incredible photographs; his perfect composition, dramatic lighting and meticulous staging and attention to detail results in images that we can all draw inspiration from.
This week’s featured project takes us into the heart of Madrid to a restaurant called La Maruca de López de Hoyos by ZOOCO. Showcasing this gorgeous space is architectural photographer David Zarzoso. David has done a lovely job showing off the intricacies of this space, particularly the shapes and materials the design is centered around.