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Professional Architectural Photography Storytelling

By: Heather Conley
November 23rd, 2017

These days, employers in Connecticut and across the nation are wise to do all they can to attract and keep good talent. Work spaces matter now: their design, what they say about a company, and how that story of its culture is told — through images or other means.

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Architectural Photography: Cheapest Price Doesn't Always Win & Why

By: Heather Conley
September 25th, 2017

Hiring a professional architectural photographer gives AEC & CRE firms stunning images that showcase their work to future clients.

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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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DIY vs PRO: Blog Series | photo shoots | photography | Pro Tips & Ideas | architectural photography

DIY vs. PRO Tip #8 of 24: Pre-Production

By: Heather Conley
September 17th, 2017

The PRO shot at right was for a municipal client who wanted to feature an image of the local transportation options available in the Bradley International Airport area, north of Hartford, Conn., and highlight their accessibility.

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How to Qualify and Hire an Architectural Photographer

By: Heather Conley
August 25th, 2017

When it comes to capturing a company's AEC or CRE project or property — a competitive marketing strategy — what's the best way to find a good photographer? What research should be done? Are there steps your firm can take to create the foundation for a great collaboration?

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DIY vs. PRO Tip #7 of 24: Sense of Place

By: Heather Conley
August 17th, 2017

Giving architectural photography a sense of place involves anchoring and relating the subject to its surroundings, or merging the subject with the space (or place) it occupies when composing the shot. It may mean working high, looking up, shooting through, or working low. Flexibility is key!

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Why the Architectural Photo Shoot Belongs in Your Gantt

By: Heather Conley
July 25th, 2017

As with any specialized  industry, part of my job is to educate people. I help AEC firms learn how to get the best possible professional photography and the most return on their investment. You've heard the term "time is money"? It truly is for your AEC firm. In this case ... it's 90 days of time.

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DIY vs. PRO Tip #6 of 24: Orientation

By: Heather Conley
July 17th, 2017

Photography orientation is all about an architectural subject’s positioning in relation to the sun — and it makes a big difference in photo results.

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The Only Time I'll Be Associated with Porta-Potties

By: Heather Conley
June 27th, 2017

You're dying to know what the heck I'm going to lead in with here, am I right? There may be nothing as humanizing and humbling as a porta-potty. So I wanted to go out on a limb, get your attention, and speak about a creative solution to a common challenge for architects, general contractors, construction managers, developers and owner's reps.

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DIY vs PRO: Blog Series | exterior photography | Pro Tips & Ideas | architectural photography

DIY vs. PRO Tip #5 of 24: Perspective Control

By: Heather Conley
June 17th, 2017

 

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DIY vs. PRO Tip #4 of 24: Prominent Subject

By: Heather Conley
May 17th, 2017

A historic Main Street center, this local shopping village has the potential to create a much more robust PRO image. However, to the untrained eye, there are not always enough naturally presented elements, at least not at first glance. A skilled professional architectural photographer knows how to find the artistry in the setting, especially where a prominent subject and its role in composition is concerned.

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