Persuasive architecture photography pulls you in
Creating architecture photography for twenty years, my clients continue to count on me to deliver highly marketable images. Various types of businesses require architectural photos, and with my many years of experience as a commercial photographer in such a wide array of fields, I’m sure I will be able to help you. From planning to image capture to the presentation of the fully edited images, I will strive to meet your needs.
Flawless architecture photography is available in 3 simple steps
• Let me know about your architecture photography needs. The consultation is free. You may contact architecture photographer Brian Barkley by phone at 563-388-0099 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Schedule the photo-shoot. We arrive on time and prepared.
• You receive a link by email to download the proofs and high-resolution image files.
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Architecture Photographer Brian Barkley – Iowa, Illinois, Midwest
My home is in the Midwest, but my clients contact me from all over the country. Whether you are in New York and need photos of your Kansas City offices, or if you’re a Los Angeles based building management firm looking for interiors and exteriors of a mall in Chicago, I will make the process pain-free.
Interior, exterior, and aerial/drone photography, tailor-made
I am here to create beautiful architecture photography that meets your requirements. I’m happy to discuss your project and the level you’d like to be involved.
*Are you somewhat hands-off? Do you want a photographer who is a self-starter and works well without an advisor present? Expect a stress-free process with excellent results.
*Maybe you are an architect or art director with a detailed list of rooms, perspectives and the like. Perhaps someone from your firm will be present to guide the shots and confirm the results. These are great architectural photo-shoots as well and will generate the hero shots you require.
The many aspects of high-level architecture photography
Before the shoot
- Good communication in the planning stage of the shoot is key to the success of our project. The more I know upfront about your needs, as well as the logistics details, the better our results.
- Contact when the shoot date nears is needed. Confirmation of local contact information, verification that the property manager is aware of the photography, and discussion about the weather forecast or any other concerns should be addressed at this time.
During the shoot
- At the photo shoot, I will combine what I’ve learned from our previous conversation(s) with how I see the spaces to be photographed and determine any limitations, time constraints concerning, and issues surrounding quality of light.
- I will bring all the gear needed. Rest assured, my equipment is worthy of jealousy, and that, even by most other architecture photographers. If you’re a photography nerd, feel free to ask about my complete set of tilt-shift lenses.
- If they wish, whoever is with me during the photo shoot may examine images in real-time. My camera wirelessly transmits all photos to my iPad. It just doesn’t get any better than this for verification that we have just what we need, shot by shot. The ability to see tiny details instantly is remarkable. The fact that my clients can carry this wireless tool in one hand, well, it’s just a beautiful thing.
- Land-based exterior photography and drone photography timing is calculated for optimum light quality and direction. Interiors with windows are factored into this as well.
- Dusk or dawn exterior shots require a bit of planning before peak lighting conditions. The balance of sky and interior window light only lasts for around 10 minutes. Supplemental exposures using portable strobe can be used to make the exterior of the building pop a bit more.
Whether daylight interiors or dusk exteriors, I shoot everything tripod mounted bracketing exposures. That is to say that I take several exposures from too dark to too light without moving the camera. If needed, I use these for blending to create a “super-exposure.”
After the shoot
- Back at the office, I load all the images into my computer. In Lightroom, I tag the best of each group of exposures and optimize each for global color, brightness, and contrast and then tweak small areas that need a bit more work. I upload proofs for your inspection.
- You will receive a link to download and inspect your proofs. In some cases, clients want extensive edits performed on specific images. If this has not already been factored into the cost, I create a proposal for this. Examples of this type of work are sky replacement, grass repair or replacement, distraction removal, window “pulls” which replace darker exterior scenes outside windows that are too bright, removing stains on driveways, or clean up of imperfections of any sort.
- After you are satisfied with the final images I send you a link to all of the full catalog of your new architecture photography. This catalog includes all of the basic edits you saw as proofs in addition to those images you called to have extensively edited.
I like to make my clients happy. I want you to be one of my newest satisfied clients.
Make contact to discuss your architecture photography projects. I’ll be able to put a proposal together for you. Phone: 563-388-0099 Email: email@example.com