A Photographer’s Life
AIAP Question & Answer Session - Part 3

AIAP Question & Answer Session - Part 3

July 14, 2022

Part Three of the Spring 2022 AIAP "Question and Answer" Session. An unscripted discussion of contemporary architectural photography by some of the AIAP's top photographers.

This is a rare opportunity to listen to an honest and frank discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing today's professional architectural photographers.

Content © 2022 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers. All Rights Reserved. www.aiap.net

AIAP Question & Answer Session - Part 2

AIAP Question & Answer Session - Part 2

July 14, 2022

Part Two of the Spring 2022 AIAP "Question and Answer" Session. An unscripted discussion of contemporary architectural photography by some of the AIAP's top photographers.

This is a rare opportunity to listen to an honest and frank discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing today's professional architectural photographers.

Content © 2022 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers. All Rights Reserved. www.aiap.net

AIAP Question & Answer Session - Part 1

AIAP Question & Answer Session - Part 1

July 14, 2022

Part One of the Spring 2022 AIAP "Question and Answer" Session. An unscripted discussion of contemporary architectural photography by some of the AIAP's top photographers.

This is a rare opportunity to listen to an honest and frank discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing today's professional architectural photographers.

Content © 2022 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers. All Rights Reserved. www.aiap.net

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.

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