Sunday, March 28, 2010

Basic Interior Tips.....

I ran across some useful basic tips for shooting interiors. These should be valuable to beginners. The points in "Removing Distractions" reflect common mistakes by newcomers that I wholeheartedly agree with.
NYIP Techtips

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Not your typical interior shoot........

very moving: NYT

New Photoshop CS5

One of the more exciting tools that appear to be in the new CS5 is the "Content Aware Fill" tool. Look at this video and imagine how useful this could be for removing obnoxious elements like exit signs in interiors etc.

Content aware Fill

Monday, March 15, 2010

Documenting New Orleans-The Passion of Ed Richards

In the finest tradition of large format documentary photography, my friend Ed Richards has been documenting the aftermath of Katrina and the evolving urban landscape of New Orleans for many years. See his work at his website. When we are taking images we oftentimes don't realize their long term historic value. It can be satisfying in the moment to make some great images, but the real social value may not be evident for decades when the images give others a window into the past. My hat goes off to unsung artists like Ed whose passion is now but who's true reward may not be realized even in their lifetime. Like Atget, their impassioned artistry are the bedrock of historic preservation and vital to the understanding of generations to come.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Artist Andreas Gefeller

After reading a recent copy of American Photographer, I became aware one of the more interesting photographic artists working architecturally (whatever that means.....). I don't know how to classify him exactly, but his work, especially the Supervisions series, is intriguing. He documents the interiors of entire floors of buildings from ceiling height and then stitches the images together for a complete floor-scape. Clever. See this interview by Joerg Colberg:

Image from J.L. Colberg's Blog.

Bump-Tripod heads

In response to a question from Ed, I have made an important late addition to the recent thread on Tripod Heads.

Blogs-Christopher Barrett's One Point Perspective

An interesting Blog from one of my favorite architectural photographers, Christopher Barrett.
Chris, a Chicago based photographer, was with Hedrich-Blessing for like 20 years and is at the top of his game.


Jim Hunter reminded me that there is a Julius Shulman film circulating Visual Acoustics-a must see for all architectural photographers. Just check the Screenings link occasionally to see if it is coming to a venue near you. Maybe Netflicks will get it!
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