Interiors and Exteriors
Residential and Commercial Realestate.
To view a luxury home from 1950 and compare it to today’s high-end residence is to see the advancement of building materials, technology, energy conservation and improved construction methods for all the trades.
As an architectural photographer, the components a designer and builder incorporates into a residential or commercial building, need to be represented in photographic images with great detail and accuracy. With a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History and a lifelong appreciation of architectural spaces, I strive to capture the beauty and art of the builder.
Natural window light and installed interior lighting create the illumination for the room. The balance of light sources is what I prioritize when capturing a room view. Adding light to a space is an option I utilize while making sure to preserve the integrity of the lighting design inherent in the room.
With any architectural photo assignment, along with balancing the light, the selected angle of view into a room is critical. There is more than one angle to consider when looking through the viewfinder. My mission is to choose a perspective that best incorporates most of the room’s key features while preserving a pleasing overall image.
Commercial interiors challenge me in a different way. With larger spaces facilitated by supportive lighting, I determine overall color balance, camera angle and whether or not I will have to work around the employees doing their jobs.
A sturdy tripod, a good camera and a selection of architectural lenses make up my tool bag when I go on assignment.
My lenses include a 19mm and a 24mm tilt-shift perspective control lens, a wide angle 18-35 mm zoom lens, (used for exteriors) and a handheld tethered speed light flash unit for shooting against windows and filling in dark areas, mainly used on real estate shoots. Tungsten balanced lights are used when the need arises and time allows.
In the silence of a magnificent new manufacturing plant before opening or at the front door of a humble two bedroom starter home in an established neighborhood, the challenge of capturing the space at it’s best is what truly inspires me.
What Does New York City Smell Like? (marketing and sense memory)
When it comes to product photography, probably the item most photographed by me has been candles. I have shot all different sizes and fragrances. Some of my favorites are:These fragrances actually smell as they are labeled. The Dirt candle smells like rich soil...
I almost fell for it
I have mentioned more than a few times that I have been a professional commercial advertising photographer for a long time. I have seen advancements in just about everything connected to professional photography. Just when I thought I have seen it all, a request for...
My commercial architectural clients prefer a variety of daytime images as well as evening twilight images of exterior views for completed projects. If a building has outdoor lighting of significant quantity and quality, I will elect to photograph that exterior in the...