A Photographer’s Life
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

© 2021 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™. All Rights Reserved.

IMAGE LICENSING: Profits, Pitfalls, Potential | Licensing Photography | AIAP April 2021 Discussion

IMAGE LICENSING: Profits, Pitfalls, Potential | Licensing Photography | AIAP April 2021 Discussion

May 22, 2021

Hear professional architectural photographers discuss the often misunderstood practice of image licensing. Members of AIAP openly offer tips and advice for making the highest return on your original photography through creative image licensing techniques.

Learn about standard licensing practices in architectural photography. AIAP Photographers also discuss copyright enforcement.

Find the AIAP online at www.aiap.net © 2021 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers®, All Rights Reserved.

EFFECTIVE MARKETING & NETWORKING for Architectural Photography | AIAP March 2021 Discussion

EFFECTIVE MARKETING & NETWORKING for Architectural Photography | AIAP March 2021 Discussion

April 5, 2021

Hear professional architecture photographers discuss their most effective marketing and networking techniques. Members of AIAP openly offer tips and advice for social media marketing, direct email marketing, and professional networking. Discussion topics include:

• The do's and don'ts of social media with relation to professional architectural photography.

• Elements of an effective photography website. • How to network locally and nationally with actual photography buyers and decision-makers.

• The elements and strategies of effective email campaigns.

• Successful direct-contact techniques.

• Creating an effective email list. • Physical portfolio formats.

• Virtual and direct client meetings.

• Effective SEO for photography websites.

 

Find the AIAP online at www.aiap.net

© 2021 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers®, All Rights Reserved.

LINCOLN BARBOUR Interview | Professional Architecture Photographer

LINCOLN BARBOUR Interview | Professional Architecture Photographer

March 12, 2021

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

In this episode's interview by AIAP director Alan Blakely, Lincoln discusses a wide range of subjects relating to his 20-year career as a commercial photographer, including:

• Lincoln's introduction to architectural photography with his mentor, the late Philip Beaurline, a professional architecture photographer from Charlottesville, Virginia.

• His early days as Philip Beaurline's assistant and his experience with large format film, film processing, film scanning and the finer points of customer service.

• Lincoln's challenges and opportunities as he started his own commercial photography business.

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

• The advantages of his background as a graphic designer, web designer and SEO specialist.

• His approach to equipment choice with regard to cameras and lenses for architecture and interiors.

• His unique and deliberate approach to lighting interiors, including his lighting and grip equipment choices.

• Lincoln's personal photography workflow from capture to delivery, including his use of Canon EOS Utility capture software, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop .

• Lincoln also discusses his new educational and business-coaching venture known as PhotoAuthentic (www.photoauthentic.com )

• Lincoln discusses and explains his pricing strategy and fee structure for architecture photography.

 

Lincoln's photography can be viewed at his website: www.lincolnbarbour.com.  Visit PhotoAuthentic: www.photoauthentic.com 

 

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.

COST & LICENSE SHARING STRATEGIES for Architectural Photography | AIAP February 2021 Discussion

COST & LICENSE SHARING STRATEGIES for Architectural Photography | AIAP February 2021 Discussion

February 28, 2021

The February 26, 2021 meeting of The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™. The topic of this discussion is cost and license sharing strategies for architectural photography clients. AIAP members discuss the critical business practices when implementing cost and license sharing, including:

• ASMP best practices white paper regarding cost-sharing.

• Educating clients about the advantages of cost-sharing.

• Strategies for implementing cost and license sharing programs in your own business.

• Exploring the advantages of cost-sharing with clients.

• Managing multi-party licensing scenarios.

• Licensing individual images after a photoshoot.

• Pricing of stock photographs.

• Strategies for growth in expanding usage of cost-sharing among potential clients.

• Managing image licensing.

• Regional differences in pricing models.

• Licensing terms and variables for licensing.

• Pricing models for cost-sharing.

Find the AIAP online at www.aiap.net

© 2021 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers®, All Rights Reserved.

PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY | REPAI February 2021 Real Estate Photographers Discussion

PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY | REPAI February 2021 Real Estate Photographers Discussion

February 24, 2021

Real Estate Photographers of America's inaugural Zoom meeting. Recorded February 19, 2021. Hear REPAI members discuss the important issues facing professional architectural photographers in 2021. Find the REPAI online at www.realestatephotographers.org.

REPAI members discuss a wide range of subjects in this group meeting, including:

• The current state of real estate photography in the United States.

• Indicators of change in the real estate photography marketplace.

• Strategies for creating a competitive advantage based on professionalism and image quality rather than price.

• New, emerging non-traditional markets for real estate photographers.

• Pricing strategies for real estate photographers.

• Value-added propositions for real estate photography businesses.

• Essential website attributes for successful conversions.

• Strategies for growth in the coming year.

• HDR photography

• Adding video as a service.

• Regional differences in real estate photography businesses.

 

© 2021 Real Estate Photographers of America®, All Rights Reserved.

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