Living in Los Angeles and working as an architectural photographer provides some pretty spectacular opportunities. One in particular was getting commissioned to photograph the home (you know the one) from Succession’s fourth season – here’s a look inside and some thoughts on the process.
In my humble opinion, Ales Vyslouzil is the king of photographing high-end desert resorts. He seems to have carved out quite the niche for himself and is no stranger to appearing on APALMANAC for these sorts of projects — like in his past project of the week at the Mysk Moon Retreat or in our interview together where Ales speaks on swapping careers from being an engineer to an architectural photographer in the UAE.
Opinions will vary drastically on how to achieve (or even define what exactly is) that coveted “editorial look” in architecture & design photography. In fact, as I type out this paragraph, I’m not exactly sure if I could even define what it is (yes I understand the irony).
Let’s face it when photographing in the world of Architecture & Design photography, there are often other components that we are requested to capture by the client. A staged portrait of the client, lifestyle images, or food and drink photography for the hotel or restaurant.
This week’s featured project is full of quiet, beautiful, scenes by Montréal-based architectural photographer Florian Carbonara of Studio CRBN. Florian starts off, explaining “This project was the first collaboration between my client Julie Asselin Architecte and me.
A tripod can serve as support for both the camera and the photographer who is exhausted after a long photo session. It can also be a declaration of the photographer’s presence, expressing their intention to capture their subject. During documentary projects, I have consciously used a large format analog camera placed on a tripod, which drew the attention of passersby and became a pretext for conversation, facilitating the establishment of contact with people I wanted to photograph, for example, to take their portraits.
When I set out to do these video interviews, this was the kind of conversation that I was hoping for – one to two hours absolutely jam-packed with knowledge, experience, tips, tricks, idea sharing and stories. This conversation was such a pleasure for me and I am so grateful to Brian Wetzel for his willingness to share as openly and as generously as he did.
I have been following Yevhenii Avramenko’s work for a long time. I am delighted with his view of the spaces he photographs. Each photo shoot, regardless of the architect, is imbued with the atmosphere and style inherent in this photographer. The color, soft contrast, and unsurpassed work with natural light create a poetic image, turning simple design documentation into a reflection of the story that permeates the interior.
As photographers, we spend a great deal of time thinking about how we can make money. In her latest journal article, photographer Marnie Hawson challenges us to think about how we can use our money. Marnie Hawson is an environmental scientist turned architectural and interiors photographer.
György Palkó is an architectural photographer based in Hungary. He has recently published his own book about architecture in Budapest 2000-2020. György is also a staff writer here at APA. So enjoy this interview where he and I get into how he started out, how his business has grown, his favorite buildings, and much, much more.
On this episode of Project of the Week, we head to the Seattle waterfront with former Aidlin Darling architect-turned-photographer Adam Rouse. We’ll be looking at Adam’s photographs of The Prow on the Expedia campus. Adam directed The Prow while at Aidlin Darling Design, and has so much insight to share about the structure’s design and how it influences the photography.
While we wait for the judges to put their finishing touches on their selections of winners for the 2022 Architectural Photography Awards, we thought it would be fun to comb through the submissions ourselves! There are so many stunning photographs that have been submitted this year, and we are eager to show off the sheer amount of talent here, so we’ve decided to introduce a new bonus category in the meantime: The Editor’s Choice Award We’ve gone through all of the entries separately from the judges and selected our 10 favorite photographs from each category, which we’ve listed here in alphabetical order.
When it comes to search engine optimization, the internet can feel a little like the wild west. There are endless spam emails promising fast SEO results, expensive software, dense jargon... We've put together this article to share what we know about using your architectural photography website as a marketing tool and setting it up to do the heavy lifting for you without wasting time or money.
Project of the Week veteran Lara Swimmer is back on the site today with another puppy-filled, sweeping vista, atmospheric, house in Washington. I am particularly fond of this project of Lara’s because this past September I spent some time out in Winthrop and the Methow Valley and just adored it.
Have you ever had freezing hands during a photoshoot or drone flight? Look no further, as today I present you the best winter glove for photographers.
A year ago, I hesitated to answer this difficult question with a fairly obvious answer for a long time.Is there any place for such a business in a country where all the processes of peaceful life have slowed down or stopped normal activities of a peaceful life?
Toronto-based architectural photographer Adrian Ozimek is our featured photographer for today’s Project of the Week. Reminiscent of a warmer time for all of us folks who are experiencing a chilly February, we’ll be taking a look at his photographs of the gorgeous Jib House in Nova Scotia by Omar Gandhi Architect.
For some time now, I’ve been convinced that a better tripod or tripod head doesn’t make me a better photographer or improve my photographs in any way. That being said, it definitely makes my life easier and more satisfying instead of difficult. That’s why as a professional architecture photographer I always use carbon tripods from Gitzo with heads and accessories from: Arca Swiss, Really Right Stuff and Sunwayfoto.
I recently sat down with Kevin Brost and suddenly an hour and a half had gone by and I felt like we had barely scratched the surface. We discussed his style, his approach, his shooting and editing processes, business matters and a plethora of other topics.
Lindsay Reid is a Métis photographer, based in Canada. She specializes in architecture, interiors, and landscapes. Today we’ll be taking a look at her photographs of the award-winning Forest Pavilion in Winnipeg by Public City Architecture. Lindsay’s photographs of this project are a perfect and all-encompassing look at the Pavilion – complete with dogs, gifs showing usage, cyclist, playing children, and bonfires.