Everyday Love

The State of the Art of Architectural Photography: Photo Editing Apps For Your Smartphone

Recently while on a shoot, my client and I were discussing the camera he uses when taking snapshots of his projects. He said he’d tried using a DSLR but those images usually required further editing on expensive editing software that he didn’t have access to.  Also, the photos didn’t look as good straight out of […]

“You can fake anything on Instagram”

Like so many things online, I’m going to re-aggregate.  Which sounds like regurgitate… As architectural photographers we like to joke that we photograph a perfect world.  At least that’s what we routinely try to do for our clients.  But that “perfection” usually comes about after we’ve moved furniture, blended exposures, added lighting and retouched lots […]

New Polaroid SocialMatic camera… Hot off the presses from CES 2014 Las Vegas

Sharing the love today… Sharing the news….  “Shakin’ it like a Polaroid Picture” will come back in style in 2014, baby!  And I know this because it was announced at CES this week.  Good ol’ CES… Don’t we love Technology and  Photography Day!?  and especially new technology announcements…  Bring on the excitement!   SocialMatic has […]

File Under: Google Reigns Supreme

When we scout a project ahead of time, not only are Google Maps and NOAA Sun Calculator essential tools, but even Google Street Views are vital to understanding the surrounding buildings or neighborhood of a project.  Google Street Views help us confirm the siting of the building, determine sun angle at a certain time of day […]

Everyday Love, The Clock, Brooklyn NY

Ok, how about a break from all the techie stuff for a week?  And a little reminder that you can check out our “Everyday Love” section of our blog for something a little entertaining and visually interesting! What I wanted to feature this week came to my attention from an HGTV episode, “You Live in […]

Mt. Hood, Oregon & a little Lenticular Cloud

Having visited Mt Hood, Oregon, for Spring Break and a big downhill ski trip earlier this year….  What a sight for sore eyes, no?  If you ever have the chance to go to Oregon or any of the surrounding mountains or Columbia River Gorge for a vacation, you’ll be wonderfully surprised by the Winter Wonderland… […]

Architectural Photographer, Balthazar Korab, died recently at the age of 86

I was searching the web today and came across this NY Times article – I hadn’t heard that Balthazar Korab had died.  He is certainly one of the most celebrated architectural photographers of the 20th century.  Right up there with Julius Shulman and Ezra Stoller.  Much of his work is black and white, because of […]

82nd & Fifth – A new web series

When I was in college in the Miami area, South Beach and fashion photography were so very prominent on the hip scene in the 80s.  I thought at one point I wanted to be a fashion photographer, assisting in that realm and observing this part of the photography industry. So one of my favorite TV […]

Atomic Hard Drive – Tiny hard drive stores one bit of data with just 12 atoms – on FutureTech

As the resident “geek”, I tend to always be shopping for new technology.  So when I did a search for “future hard drive”, I found this fascinating article.  Okay, well maybe it’s not THAT fascinating to most.  As you can imagine, being professional photographers, we consume a lot, and I mean A LOT, of data. […]

We Got Enough Votes!

  We got the votes – 270 in all and we only needed 250.  Thanks to everyone who supported us.  Our proposal has been submitted to Misson Small Business and now it’s a matter of waiting for that call (or email).  Chase and Living Social will make the announcement September 15th.  Fingers crossed!    

Exploding Photographers, Disappearing Clothes, and the Development of Film

  Don’t look at me, it’s not my title.   This is actually a great article by Roger Cicala of LensRentals.com about the amusing origins of film.  Yes, film… but you’ll like it anyway.   Lensrentals.com is a great place to rent lenses and cameras and apparently, it’s a great place to waste time filling your […]

“Song 1” at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

  Judy Davis went to see the Doug Aitken installation “Song 1” at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculture Garden last week.  And I was blown away!   The images that are projected onto the building to the tune “I Only Have Eyes For You” and sung by numerous artists and musicians are in sync and experienced from many different […]

Water frozen in mid-air

  Wow, this is certainly a unique use for a Canon 5D2!     Read about how it was done at: Gizmodo   And if that’s not mind-blowing enough, here’s an old school version…     And we can’t forget about this one…