Options for Cropping and Treatment of an Architectural Photo

Any image can be altered in little ways that can greatly effect the mood of the subject. I want to provide you with some examples from this image I took of the 500 Seneca Street building in Buffalo, NY. This former paper box factory was renovated into mixed use commercial/residential in 2015. The building has great character. And it can be highligh...
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Make a Good Image Better with Photoshop

Photoshop is a powerful tool to make a good image even better. It is still very important to start with a high quality photograph. But sometimes not all defects at a property can be corrected on location. While it requires an additional investment of time, the results can increase the impact of an image. I recommend that clients set aside part of t...
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Architectural Photography

Restoration of 500 Seneca in Buffalo, NY I have been doing a lot of real estate photography over the last 3 years. As my skills have progressed I am now focusing on the next challenge: architectural photography. The two photography styles share much in common, but architects are willing to invest more time in their images so they can really show of...
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Real Estate Professional Versus Photography Professional

A real estate agent is a professional to rely on for getting your house sold and there are many advantages to using their services. Just ask any real estate agent and they will be the first to tell you why you should not sell your house by yourself. You need a professional. A photographer is a professional to rely on for getting whatever product y...
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THIS will grab their attention

Photography is about talent and time. Talent expands what you can do. Time gets it done. And the more time you give a talented photographer, the better results you will get. The following photo is an example of a time consuming technique known by some as light painting. It involves using a remote flash to highlight specific parts of an image from...
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Make Your Staff Look Professional

Professional photos create a professional look. Don't let your business look less professional than it really is. Get some pro staff photos for your website. I like to use white backgrounds as they are very clean and happy looking, but you can choose from a variety of colors. All of the photos here include some light retouching. Photos tend to exag...
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The Reg Lenna Theater

In mid August I photographed the interior of the Reg Lenna Theater in Jamestown, NY during the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival's Stand-Up Showcase With Caroline Rhea. It's nice to see a lot of people on the Jamestown streets. And the show was awesome too. Photographing the interior during a show is always quite a challenge. The only source of light...
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Narrated Video

Here is a narrated video I created for a real estate photography client. I would love to shoot live video, but the current market in western NY does not support the extra time and expense involved in producing video. Photographs are still very effective when presented properly. In this video zooms and pans are used to create motion in the images an...
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Brooklyn Bridge

Here is an HDR of the Brooklyn Bridge after sunset made from 9 bracketed exposures shot at f/8 on my Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 @14mm. I love this lens! It is so sharp at all apertures and across the whole image. The HDR process creates some extremely interesting skies in this image. The most difficult thing about photographing city skylines is the lights.
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Manhattan Skyline Print for Sale

I really like the Manhattan skyline. It really looks great at sunset and at night! The new Freedom Tower is an impressive sight. And I love all the light. This is an HDR shot from Brooklyn on top of the Towers Hotel. Click on the image if you would like to order a print or e.mail me if you are interested in licensing any of my images.
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