Question: What happens when you turn up at a project by appointment only to discover that you cannot get access to take the photographs?
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Tucked away on a remote hillside overlooking the north coast is an artist’s house and studio designed by Jenifer Smith Architects. The house enjoys an inspiring view over the north coast and is made up of three elements; the main concrete building with a double height studio and living… Continue reading
Architectural Photography does require some specialized equipment but the art of photography primarily depends upon the artistic ability and skill of the photographer. Excellent tools are just that – they allow the artist to deliver even more excellent images. But make no mistake there is no substitute for the creative… Continue reading
Question: Is it necessary to have specialized equipment?
The short answer: no! Today, digital technology has greatly expanded the photographic capabilities for the non-professional. Even an iPhone can produce reasonable images and offers creative possibilities that never existed before the last decade. The enhancements that digital photography has brought… Continue reading
This project is perched on a narrow sloping hillside site with impressive views overlooking Port of Spain. Architect Mark Raymond resolved the sloping site on three levels: bedrooms on the upper level, living spaces at the middle and informal recreation spaces at the lowest level where the salt water swimming… Continue reading
Although I have practiced architectural photography for more years than I would like to admit, I place a lot of value attending workshops because I am not formally trained as a photographer.
The shift to digital photography was fundamental and, once I decided to put aside my film cameras, it… Continue reading
Architectural photography is an art form that requires less spontaneity and more contemplation. While most photographers prefer the freedom of composing images without constraint the reality is that a tripod is essential for a number of reasons. One way to overcome this problem is to walk around without the camera… Continue reading
This project is a major refit/ renovation and extension with the design intent to create transparent views of the ocean and yet achieve a reasonable level of security using a contemporary architectural palette. Architect Stephen Mendes is well known for major planning and commercial projects but here we see him… Continue reading
Scouting a project before actually undertaking a photographic assignment is ideal. Even better if you can manage to arrange a walk around with the architect to learn first hand about the design intent, features and problems encountered in the execution of the construction. Scouting is the best intelligence to get… Continue reading
This article is a brief overview of the planning to photograph projects in the Greater & Lesser Antilles for the publication of Contemporary Caribbean Architecture. I am planning to travel to Jamaica in May this year. If you know of any projects or architects that might have suitable projects please… Continue reading
If you are thinking about getting your project photographed professionally then this three part series could provide helpful answers to your questions. Part I of the series dealt with questions that may arise before commissioning photography. Part II dealt with questions that could arise during the actual photographic event.… Continue reading