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  • Aurora Borealis, Norway

    It’s all about the light

    It is ALL about the light. It is true. If you want the viewer to engage emotionally with an image, you need interesting light. This is especially true of interiors photography but really applies across the board. I found some amazing light in Arctic Norway at the beginning of the year. I was fortunate enough to…

  • All set for Ecobuild 2015

    Only a few days to go until Ecobuild 2015 opens at Excel in London. I shall be there to meet up with clients old and hopefully new! Photography plays such an important part in promoting the adoption of good materials for sustainable development. I have been looking at the promotional materials of a few exhibitors…

  • aerial photography suffolk

    On a high – aerial photography

    Architectural and location photography regularly makes it necessary to get the camera up high.  Sometimes, roof detail is important, sometimes it is a challenge presented by the need to keep a camera level to avoid perspective distortion. It is common that a building on a hill presents its best aspect facing down hill. That makes it really hard…

  • architectural detail property in Ipswich, Suffolk

    Professional v DIY Architectural photography – Part 2

    The modern digital camera makes it so easy to takes good photographs so you decide to do it yourself. You are perfectly happy with the results. Then the times comes to produce a new brochure, bid for work, submit for an award or just refresh your website and suddenly the photos don’t seem quite up to…

  • The Mix, Stowmarket, Suffolk landscape architecture by Concertus

    Urban Realm – on Architectural Photography

    In April 2014 Urban Realm published a really interesting and highly readable ‘think-piece’ about Architectural Photography. “I’m surprised that someone will spend three or four years on a project and take away nothing from it. Only the client and a few end users will know about it and in the case of private housing it…

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    Don’t forget the prints!

    Having a fully digital workflow and with a great deal of work intended for use online, it is easy to forget that, in the end, photography is about the print. There is no substitute for viewing a printed image. This is because our visual system is designed to perceive the world through reflected light not emitted…

  • #19 Bricks is out

    The new Bricks online app is released today. It is an app that is intended to make your design practice more collaborative. With Bricks you can organise your inspirations for your current projects and also inspire others. You can find out more here Bricks comes from the visual architecture inspirations platform Archiref. You’l find Place Photography has…

  • Constructing Worlds

    Anyone with and interest in architectural photography and within striking distance of London will be excited by the major review of architectural photography due to open at The Barbican on 25th September. The exhibition called ‘Construction Worlds – Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age’ will take a refreshingly broad view of architectural photography encompassing a…

  • Place Photography

    Professional v DIY Architectural photography – Part 1

    The modern digital camera makes it so easy to takes good photographs so you decide to do it yourself. Then the times comes to produce a new brochure, bid for work, submit for an award or just refresh your website and suddenly the photos don’t seem quite up to the job. So, what is it that…

  • Place Photography - Westerfield, Suffolk

    What is the Architectural Photographer trying to achieve?

    When I first ask an Architect what they want me to achieve in the photographs I make of their design they often start by saying they want me ‘to show the building at its best‘. That statement certainly doesn’t say it all, but it does say a lot. ‘. . show the building . .’ The building…