A Photographer’s Life

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.

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