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Project Responsibilities of an Architectural Photo Shoot

By: Heather Conley
June 20th, 2018

There are a lot of moving pieces involved in every architectural photography project, no matter the size. From security clearance to lighting to site preparation, who is responsible for which elements of a photo shoot?

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Pros and Cons of Night Photography for Your Next Architectural Photo Shoot

By: Heather Conley
June 8th, 2018

Night photography is inherently dramatic. It’s bold. It stands out. It turns heads. That being said, nighttime photography is a lamentably underused architectural photography tool. It’s something many of my clients have never even considered, and it’s certainly not something a lot of architectural photographers take the time to tout and execute.

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5 Stealth Strategies to Save Time & Money (and Win More New Work)

5 Stealth Strategies to Save Time & Money (and Win More New Work)

Get instant access to insider strategies—from a pro architectural photographer—on capturing the vision of your design, the quality of your construction, and the elegance of its execution in the built environment.

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The Best Architectural, Construction, and Engineering Award Competitions in the Hartford, CT Area

By: Heather Conley
June 2nd, 2018

The greater Hartford, CT area is a hotbed for architectural innovation. With a plethora of historical spaces and a flourishing local economy, opportunities for AEC and development firms to make names for themselves abound here. With such an active industry community in Connecticut, it’s no surprise how many area awards events and galas are dedicated to honoring excellence in the built environment.

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The One Thing You Can Do This Year to Win Your Next AEC Design Award

By: Heather Conley
May 21st, 2018

For most AEC firms, winning a prestigious design award is a huge opportunity. That kind of recognition brings with it lots of great free press, but it also validates a firm in the eyes of potential new clients. Awards can directly result in new business. As an architectural photographer, I’ve worked with many trusted industry professionals throughout the years. A select group of these individuals ultimately serve as the jurors that give out prestigious AEC industry awards like the AIA Connecticut Honor Award, the CREW CT Blue Ribbon Awards “Best in Class” Award, the CT ABC “Best in Show” Award, and the CBC Project Team Awards “New Construction” Award. Through our ongoing conversations with them I’ve learned a few tips and tricks for setting your design apart from the competition.

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Who are the Best Professional Architectural Photographers in the Hartford, CT Area?

By: Heather Conley
May 15th, 2018

Clients ask me all the time, “Wow, what you do is so specific! Are you the only professional architectural photographer in Hartford area?” The short answer is no! I’m very active within the design, development, and broker communities all over Connecticut and I’m lucky to have had the opportunity to work with lots of amazing clients and industry professionals, including many other AEC and CRE photographers in CT.

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Who Often Stands in the Way of a Successful Architecture Photo Shoot?

By: Heather Conley
May 1st, 2018

As an architectural photographer, you’d think I’d spend most of my time working with architects. The word “architect” is right there in the name of what I do! Surprisingly, through the many clients I’ve partnered with over the years, I’ve found that architects can sometimes be the most challenging to work with. Here’s why.

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Behind the Build: My Favorite Types of Landscape Architecture and Why

By: Heather Conley
April 30th, 2018

In honor of April being World Landscape Architecture month (#WLAM2018), here are some of my favorite types of LA projects and why I really enjoy photographing them for my clients.

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Architectural Photography: How Much Can You Shoot in an 8-Hour Day?

By: Heather Conley
April 27th, 2018

When people ask me, “Heather, how much can an architectural photographer shoot in an eight-hour day?” what they’re really asking is “Eight hours is plenty of time for me to get my money’s worth, right?” Well, not always. Here’s why.

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How to Blend Your Architectural Photography (DIY and Pro)

By: Heather Conley
April 15th, 2018

As a professional architecture photographer, I’d ideally like all of your most important project images to be professionally done. That’s rarely the case. Most firms have taken their own images of certain projects and also have professional architectural photography images from other projects. What’s the best way to utilize both DIY vs Pro architectural photography images without looking “hodgepodge” or worse, damaging your brand reputation?

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5 Reasons Why That Architectural Photographer You Hired Didn’t Deliver

By: Heather Conley
March 20th, 2018

Photography itself is subjective; the process behind great professional photography is not. Don’t let one bad experience with an architectural photographer turn you off to the idea of giving another photographer a shot at a different project.

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