Persuasive architecture photography pulls you in
Having created architecture photography for twenty years, my clients count on me to deliver highly marketable images. Various types of businesses require architectural photos; coupled with my many years of experience as a commercial photographer in many fields; I’m sure I can 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
• Contact me now with a description of your needs. Call 563-388-0099 or use my contact page for a free consultation.
• Schedule the photo shoot. I will arrive on time and prepared.
• I will send you a link to download the proofs and high-resolution image files.
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Architecture Photographer Brian Barkley – Iowa, Illinois, Midwest
While my home is in the Midwest, my clients contact me from all over the country.
Perhaps your firm is based in New York and requires photos of your offices in St Louis – I can help you. 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’m happy to discuss your project and the level you’d like to be involved. Moreover, I am here to create beautiful architectural photography that meets your requirements.
*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. Someone from your firm may be present to guide the shots and confirm the results. These great architectural photo shoots will generate the hero shots you require.
*Are you in need of drone – aerial photography or videography? Click here to see how I can help you.
The many aspects of high-level architectural photography
Before the shoot
- Good communication in the shoot’s planning stage is key to our project’s success. The more I know upfront about your needs and logistics details, our results improve.
- Here’s a good article on communicating the “look” you need for your photography: Click Here.
- When the shoot date nears, it’s best to confirm local contact information, verify that the property manager is aware of the photography, and discuss the weather forecast or any other concerns.
During the shoot
- At the photo shoot, I combine what we’ve previously discussed with how I see the spaces to be photographed and determine any limitations, time constraints, and issues surrounding the quality of light.
- I will bring all the gear needed. Rest assured, my equipment is worthy of jealousy, even by most other architecture photographers. If you’re a photography nerd, feel free to ask about my complete set of tilt-shift/perspective-control lenses.
- You may examine images in real-time during the photo shoot if you wish. My camera transmits all photos to my iPad wirelessly. This method ensures that we have 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 is a beautiful thing.
- I calculate land-based exterior photography and drone photography timing for optimum light quality and direction. Interiors with windows are factored into this as well.
- Exterior dusk or dawn shots require planning to calculate peak lighting conditions, as the balance of sky and interior window light lasts only about 10 minutes. In some cases, I use additional exposures using a portable strobe can be used to make the exterior of the building pop a bit more.
- Whether photographing daylight interiors or dusk exteriors, I shoot everything tripod-mounted and bracket 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, optimize each for global color, brightness, and contrast, then tweak small areas needing a bit more work. Next, I will upload proofs for your inspection.
- I will then send you a link to download and inspect your proofs. Often, clients want extensive edits performed on specific images, so I will create a proposal for this work once I know how much editing you’d like. 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 cleaning up of imperfections of any sort.
- Finally, when you are satisfied with the final images, I will send you a link to the entire catalog of your new architecture photography, which includes all of the basic edits you saw as proofs and those images you picked to have extensive editing.
Make contact to discuss your architecture photography projects.
I work hard to make my clients happy and add to their bottom line.
Call 563-388-0099 or use my contact page for a free consultation to discuss your needs.