“Architecture Starts as a Mental Snapshot and is Finished by Taking an Actual One” – Jan Vranovský Shares His Photographs of a Playful Apartment in Central Tokyo

This week’s featured project is such a joy to take in. Feast your eyes on Nagatacho Apartment – a myriad of pastel colors, textures, and shapes, all packaged up into one vibrant apartment in Tokyo’s governmental administrative district. Nagatacho Apartment is the wonderful creation of Atelier Adam Nathaniel Furman – known for their stunning use of color and materiality throughout all of their projects.

How Does Laowa’s 20mm Lens Stack Up Against the Canon 24mm TSE?

If you’re into architectural photography, my guess is that you already know about the abilities of tilt-shift lenses. Canon has been on the forefront of this domain for years. More recently Laowa has started to offer an alternative. Now they have both a 15mm and a 20mm option.

You Can Get Discounted Fuji, Canon, Profoto, and Apple Gear at B&H Today!

Our favorite gear shop B&H Photo is running some great promotions and sales today. If you’re thinking about grabbing new photo equipment or gear for your office, you might want to check in on their current deals. Here are a few of my favorites: Save $800 on the Fujifilm GFX 50S II Fuji’s GFX 50S II typically costs $3,999.95 for the base, but right now at B&H you can pick it up for $3,199.95, saving you $800.

How to Handle Copyright Infringement on Instagram

I think I’ve cracked the code! If you’ve ever submitted a copyright infringement / take-down form on Instagram, you know that it can lead to a bit of back and forth between you and Instagram requesting more and more information stating your case as to why a certain photo (or photos) should be taken down.

Take a Visual Tour Through These Historic Homes in Phoenix, AZ With Photographers Alex Rentzis and Kevin Kaminski

This week’s featured project is an interesting switch-up from our typical Project of the Week offerings, and it is a great reminder that personal projects can have a huge impact on your career and body of work. Today we’ll be checking out this collaborative project by Arizona-based architectural photographers Alex Rentzis and Kevin Kaminski.

Photo Contracts Are Useless and You Don’t Need Them! (Says Some Photographers)

I wouldn’t necessarily call it a trend, but something that I’ve noticed recently is (some) professional photographers advocating for NOT using contracts. I don’t think there are a ton of photographers doing this, but I’ve seen random comments in Facebook groups and YouTube videos suggesting that you as a professional photographer should NOT be using contracts.I’m

Photographing A House Over Two Seasons, Jiří Alexander Bednář Gives Us the Complete Picture

Jiří Alexander Bednář – aka Alex – is an architectural photographer in the Czech Republic who has an absolutely gorgeous project we’ll be taking a look at today. The Villa in the Mountains by WMA Architects has been photographed in two seasons, autumn and winter, and Alex does a beautiful job of showing off this lovely piece of architecture as it relates to its environment.

How Do I Carry All My Photo, Climbing, and Camping Gear for Multi-Day Photo Excursions Shooting Alpine Architecture? – The Lowepro PhotoSport Backpack Pro 70L AW III

Hikes through the Alps are my favorite excursions, in search of new architecture to photograph. Here I have to work out my pictures. For these photo shoots, I usually stay one night on location. This way I reserve the time with the most beautiful light for photography: late afternoon, blue hour, and early morning.

From Visualization to Photographing Its Completion, Matúš Nedecký Shows Off This Residence in Thurgau Beautifully

Matúš Nedecký is relatively new to the photography game. With a background working in architectural visualization, Matúš has really only been photographing architecture for two years. So, when he submitted this series of photographs and a video of a beautiful multi-family home in Thurgau, Switzerland for Project of the Week, I was taken by the thoughtfulness of his images and the completeness of this project.

7 Tips for Shooting Interior Design Photography

Even within the category of A&D photography, shooting interior design can be its own “beast”. Not only are there nuances to shooting techniques, but (some) interior design clients can be a different breed altogether…and that’s not a bad thing.

Stream These Architecturally Influenced Movies & Series Over the Holidays

Once upon a time, whenever I’d watch a movie, I was focused on who the characters were and what the plot was about. Now, I also look a lot at the cinematography, because if beautiful cinematography isn’t a complementary course in filmmaking and learning about light that’s going to help me with my interiors and architectural photography, I don’t know what is.

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.
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