A Photographer’s Life

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.

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