A Photographer’s Life
CARYN B. DAVIS: American Architectural Photographer and Travel Author

CARYN B. DAVIS: American Architectural Photographer and Travel Author

March 31, 2022

A Photographer's Life™ interview with award-winning architecture photographer and widely-published author Caryn B. Davis. Caryn is a broadcast writer/producer turned architectural photographer based in Connecticut and a long-time member of The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ (AIAP). Caryn's photography can be viewed at her website: www.carynbdavis.com

In this episode's interview by AIAP director Alan Blakely, Caryn discusses a wide range of subjects relating to her successful career as an architectural photographer and writer, including:

• Her professional background in broadcasting and her transition into photography.

• Caryn's journey as a photographer high-end architectural photography and the role her writing plays in her work.

• Caryn's past and current challenges and opportunities as an independent female business owner and photographer.

• Her philosophy for business success and her secret to finding clients that fit well with her working style.

• Her rapid rise to success as both a photographer and writer and what it takes to do both successfully.

• Caryn's personal approach to lighting, camera equipment, and post-processing.

 

The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ was established in 2001 and is an Internet-based trade association with one primary purpose: To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers.

Membership in the AIAP is open to full-time professional architectural photographers. You can find the AIAP online at www.aiap.net. This Video and Podcast are Copyright 2022 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™, All Rights Reserved. This content may not be used either in full or in part without the written consent of the AIAP.

From Booking to Billing | AIAP Best Business Practices | February 2022 Meeting

From Booking to Billing | AIAP Best Business Practices | February 2022 Meeting

February 26, 2022

An informative discussion by leading AIAP architecture photographers regarding best business practices:

• How to successfully book an architectural photography assignment.

• How to estimate costs for architectural photography.

• Preparing a proposal or contract for an architectural client. •

Pros and cons of preparing an itemized estimate rather than a one-price estimate.

• How to prepare for a successful architecture or interior photoshoot.

• Working with and without a client on set.

• Scouting assignments and alternatives when scouting isn't possible.

• How many photographs to promise; how many to deliver.

• How to charge for retouching. • How to insure being paid for a project.

• Options for billing and payment.

 

The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ was established in 2001 and is an Internet-based trade association with one primary purpose: To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers. Membership in the AIAP is open to full-time professional architectural photographers. You can find the AIAP online at www.aiap.net.

This Podcast & Video are Copyright 2022 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™, All Rights Reserved. This content may not be used either in full or in part without the written consent of the AIAP.

Hiring Photography Assistants, College Interns & Employees | AIAP January 2022 Meeting

Hiring Photography Assistants, College Interns & Employees | AIAP January 2022 Meeting

January 11, 2022

A revealing discussion by prominent AIAP architecture photographers regarding their own personal experience in hiring assistants, interns, and employees.

Hear AIAP members discuss:

• How to find and hire qualified new assistants.

• How to accept interns from qualified college photography programs.

• Training assistants.

• The finer points of being a good assistant.

• Personal experiences as assistants to prominent photographers.

• A "Do's and Don'ts" list for assistants and interns.

• Networking with other professionals to find assistants.

• New challenges for photographers who use assistants.

 

The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ was established in 2001 and is an Internet-based trade association with one primary purpose: To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers. Membership in the AIAP is open to full-time professional architectural photographers. You can find the AIAP online at www.aiap.net.

This Podcast and Video are Copyright 2022 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™, All Rights Reserved. This content may not be used either in full or in part without the written consent of the AIAP.

STERLING STEVENS Interview | Top-Tier American Architecture Photographer

STERLING STEVENS Interview | Top-Tier American Architecture Photographer

January 6, 2022

A Photographer's Life™ interview with award-winning architecture photographer Sterling Stevens. Sterling is an architect turned architectural photographer based in Raleigh, North Carolina and a long-time member of The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ (AIAP).

Sterling's photography can be viewed at his website: https://www.sestevens.com

In this episode's interview by AIAP director Alan Blakely, Sterling discusses a wide range of subjects relating to his successful career as an architectural photographer, including:

• His education and training as an architect, and his transition into photography.

• Sterling's beginnings as a real estate photographer and the move towards high-end architectural photography.

• Sterling's past and current challenges and opportunities as an independent business owner.

• His philosophy for business success.

• His rapid rise to success and his expansion into nationwide assignments.

• His unique approach to architectural photography given his training as an architect.

• Sterling's approach to lighting and camera equipment.

• Sterling's advice for photographers contemplating a career in architectural photography.

 

The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ was established in 2001 and is an Internet-based trade association with one primary purpose: To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers. Membership in the AIAP is open to full-time professional architectural photographers. You can find the AIAP online at www.aiap.net.

This Video and Podcast are Copyright 2022 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™, All Rights Reserved. This content may not be used either in full or in part without the written consent of the AIAP.

Digital Workflow | AIAP November 2021 Meeting | Professional Workflow for Architectural Photography

Digital Workflow | AIAP November 2021 Meeting | Professional Workflow for Architectural Photography

December 16, 2021

A revealing discussion by prominent AIAP architecture photographers regarding their own personal workflow:

• CaptureOne software.

• Processing software.

• Adobe Lightroom®, Adobe Photoshop®

• Topaz AI Software: Topaz Sharpen AI, Topaz Denoise AI.

• Working procedures on set.

• Previewing images with clients.

• CamRanger camera assistant.

• Arsenal camera assistant.

 

The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ was established in 2001 and is an Internet-based trade association with one primary purpose: To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers. Membership in the AIAP is open to full-time professional architectural photographers. You can find the AIAP online at www.aiap.net.

This Podcast is Copyright 2021 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™, All Rights Reserved. This content may not be used either in full or in part without the written consent of the AIAP.

DRONES! AIAP August 2021 Meeting | Usage in Professional Architectural Photography.

DRONES! AIAP August 2021 Meeting | Usage in Professional Architectural Photography.

September 7, 2021

A candid discussion regarding the use of drones in contemporary professional architectural photography by prominent AIAP members:

• Using drones as a professional architectural photographer.

• Best drones for architectural photography.

• FAA Part 107 Certification and Licensing

• Advantages and disadvantages of drone photography compared to aerial photography using helicopters and small aircraft.

• Insurance for commercial drone photographers.

• Tips for processing architectural images taken with drones.

• Accessories for more successful drone photography.

• Business tips for drone photographers.

Useful Links:

• Lume Cube Anti-Collision Strobe for Drones (https://www.amazon.com/Lume-Cube-Strobe-Anti-Collision-Lighting/dp/B07TDNL1KV)

• Antenna Booster (https://www.amazon.com/HONG-YI-HAT-Transmitter-Extender-Accessories/dp/B084LFC2MP)

• Pelican-style hard case for Phantom 4 Pro (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D96K6DW)

The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ was established in 2001 and is an Internet-based trade association with one primary purpose: To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers. Membership in the AIAP is open to full-time professional architectural photographers. You can find the AIAP online at www.aiap.net.

This Podcast is Copyright 2021 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™, All Rights Reserved. This content may not be used either in full or in part without the written consent of the AIAP.

DRONES! AIAP August 2021 Meeting | Usage in Professional Architectural Photography.

DRONES! AIAP August 2021 Meeting | Usage in Professional Architectural Photography.

September 7, 2021

A candid discussion regarding the use of drones in contemporary professional architectural photography by prominent AIAP members:

• Using drones as a professional architectural photographer.

• Best drones for architectural photography.

• FAA Part 107 Certification and Licensing

• Advantages and disadvantages of drone photography compared to aerial photography using helicopters and small aircraft.

• Insurance for commercial drone photographers.

• Tips for processing architectural images taken with drones.

• Accessories for more successful drone photography.

• Business tips for drone photographers.

Useful Links:

• Lume Cube Anti-Collision Strobe for Drones (https://www.amazon.com/Lume-Cube-Strobe-Anti-Collision-Lighting/dp/B07TDNL1KV)

• Antenna Booster (https://www.amazon.com/HONG-YI-HAT-Transmitter-Extender-Accessories/dp/B084LFC2MP)

• Pelican-style hard case for Phantom 4 Pro (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D96K6DW)

 

The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ was established in 2001 and is an Internet-based trade association with one primary purpose: To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers. Membership in the AIAP is open to full-time professional architectural photographers. You can find the AIAP online at www.aiap.net.

This Podcast is Copyright 2021 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™, All Rights Reserved. This content may not be used either in full or in part without the written consent of the AIAP.

BRAD FEINKNOPF Interview | Elite American Architecture Photographer

BRAD FEINKNOPF Interview | Elite American Architecture Photographer

September 4, 2021

A Photographer's Life™ interview with award-winning architecture photographer Brad Feinknopf. Brad is an elite architectural photographer based in Columbus, Ohio and a long-time member of The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ (AIAP).

Brad's photography can be viewed at his website: https://www.feinknopf.com

In this episode's interview by AIAP director Alan Blakely, Brad discusses a wide range of subjects relating to his 30-year career as a commercial photographer, including:

• Brad's early work experience in New York City with photography legends Richard Avedon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Arnold Newman, Horst, Joyce Tenneson, and others.

• Brad's descendency from a long line of architects and a lifetime of looking at architecture. His degree in Design from Cornell University and his transition from architecture into photography as a junior.

• Brad's past and current challenges and opportunities as the owner of a commercial photography studio.

• Brad's gradual transition from general commercial photography to a more focused business of photographing architecture and interiors.

• His unique artistic and philosophical approach to architectural subjects.

• Brad's advice for photographers contemplating a career in architectural photography.

 

The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ was established in 2001 and is an Internet-based trade association with one primary purpose: To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers. Membership in the AIAP is open to full-time professional architectural photographers. You can find the AIAP online at www.aiap.net. This Podcast is Copyright 2021 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™, All Rights Reserved. This content may not be used either in full or in part without the written consent of the AIAP.

MARKETING! (Revisited) | AIAP July 2021 Meeting: Effective Marketing for Architectural Photographers

MARKETING! (Revisited) | AIAP July 2021 Meeting: Effective Marketing for Architectural Photographers

August 10, 2021

A candid marketing discussion by some of the AIAP's most successful architectural photographers. Hear what works, what doesn't, and why. AIAP members discuss the most effective marketing mix of social media, direct mail, direct email, and in-person contact. This is a clear, no-nonsense approach to marketing that every professional photographer should hear.

© 2021 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers (www.aiap.net). All Rights Reserved.

FIGHT IMAGE THEFT!  PIXSY Webinar - Take action against copyright infringement of your photographs.

FIGHT IMAGE THEFT! PIXSY Webinar - Take action against copyright infringement of your photographs.

May 25, 2021

How PIXSY helps find unauthorized usage of your photographs and helps you recover licensing fees or damages for copyright infringement. Presentation by Oana Dospinoiu of PIXSY. PIXSY finds unauthorized usage of your photographs on the internet and then collects licensing fees or takes legal action for damages.

www.pixsy.com

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