Photography for design and build

Photographing for architects and builders is very enjoyable for me. In most cases, these jobs take a half day or a full day of photography. Unlike with real estate photography, this is a little slower and more thought out. The angles are always very important but the lighting set up is different. For real estate you have only an hour to shoot all rooms, but with architects, it might take an hour to do a single room. Why? It is because the lighting is now more unique lighting setups and in many cases… light painting.

In both cases I will try to do my best to get the “feel” for the environment by choosing light and angles that will make the space look flattering. Windows with a view, close ups of a wooden floor. These are special things to capture because someone ( the architect ) went through a lot of trouble to showcase a specific thought, or design.

much thought goes into angles and lighting
I try to make the shoot look interesting and creative.
A sliding mirror that can be moved for a dynamic view.
The wood floor was provided by Mike Greenberg’s son.
I never leave home without my drone.
Show the details.

I have been fortunate to work with many builders and architects and they all want to showcase their work. To do a right, you have to hire a photographer that will capture and show their visions. This is why I enjoy photographing for these professionals. I have photographed many properties for Michael Greenberg and it is total satisfaction to present photography that shows his vision.

Bike and shoot

I really enjoy photographing while biking. I can get a bike into almost anywhere and when I see something, I can easily pedal on over and get the shot. I use a Fujifilm x20 for all my biking photography. This camera is very light and simple to use. It has a built in zoom so I can cover a lot of area and be as creative as I need to be.

Canondale bycycle

I also enjoy riding the Rail trails in this area. There are plenty of books and webpages to investigate and ride. This trail is part of The Empire State Trailway which when finished, can take you from one end of New York to the other.

trailway with tracks

The Empire State Trail incorporates many rail trails that connect with each other. This particular trail is the Maybrook Trailway which leads into the Putnam Trailway.

The bridges are so old.
They just finished the Maybrook this year. 2021
The Poughkeepsie Rail Bridge also known as the walkway over the hudson was the end of the trail for me.
and I brought my drone too.

There are many apps out there for riding. I like to use trail link. It is very easy to use and very informative. Enjoy the ride!

Abstract artist

David called me to photograph him for his website. He was planning to upgrade his site and also wanted me to photograph his pieces of art so he could sell them online. We picked a nice day because many of his pieces are large and we wanted to get the images taken outside. To have images for social media I now take many more images. But I still always want to tell a story.

I try to show as many different “looks” as I can to make the website look interesting.

For websites or for branding photography, I like to show the viewer what a typical day might be, tell the story.

David is a Westport artist and lives very close to me. I run or bike by his studio almost every day. He sometimes works outside or on the porch and I think his work is amazing!

This is my favorite shot of him. It happened to be the last picture too! See more of his work by clicking here.
https://www.davidstephenjohnson.com/

Winter Images

Living in Connecticut is such a joy. As much as I enjoy Florida or California, I really like having four seasons. The changing light, foliage and colors gives me an opportunity to capture ever changing images. Winter is one of my favorite times of year because of the crisp air and clear nights. I still would like to do a star trail shoot before spring so hopefully I will get that up here too. I will research youtube and other photographers to get an idea of how to pull it off and make it look exciting and fun.

These are a few of the many images that I have taken over the winter. Thank you for looking.