Columbus, Indiana

columbus city hall, columbus indiana

This unique city has long been on my photo bucket list. A modernist architecture enclave, this city has designs by some of the most well-known architects of the era – I.M. Pei, Richard Meier, Robert Venturi, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, Harry Weese, among others. Here’s one article explaining a bit more about the history of […]

Using Shadows to Enhance Your Architectural Images

sfmoma, Mario Botta

One of my favorite architectural subjects is shadows. Of course, you need some source of light. The sun being the most obvious, but artificial light works too. Just keep your eyes open for unexpected opportunities. Let’s dive into a few ways to incorporate shadows into your architectural shots. Shadows as the main subject In these […]

Incorporating Motion Into Your Architectural Photos

new york city skyline

In line with this month’s theme, I thought I’d dive into a few examples on how to incorporate motion into your architectural images – whether cityscapes or more abstract interpretations. The motion of traffic is probably one of the first things to come to mind. Shooting at night makes this pretty straightforward as you inherently […]

Student Images from the October 2021 Chicago Workshop

Time for a look at some of the student’s work from the October Chicago Workshop! Libby Sutton First up, Libby Sutton who joined us from Milwaukee for her first workshop with me 🙂 She had some great abstracts of Burberry (using ICM) and the BP Bridge. Plus, a detailed cityscape of the Loop and ‘L’ […]

The Broad – Inside & Out

the broad, diller scofidio + renfro, los angeles architecture

The Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed Broad Museum in downtown Los Angeles is one of my favorite buildings in LA. When we’ve visited in the past for workshops we’ve only photographed the exteriors, for 2022 I thought we had to get inside to fully explore the greatness of this building. So, let’s take a brief look […]

Student Images from the August 2021 Chicago Workshop

You’ve seen my shots from the workshop, but isn’t it more fun to peek at some of the attendee’s images for a different perspective?! Let’s dive right in! Omar Jeffries This was the first workshop where everyone was from out of town, not a single local Chicagoan! Omar joined us from Cleveland. He has a […]

Utilizing Reflections In Your Architectural Images

chicago chinatown library, som, skimore owings and merill

Reflections are one of my favorite architectural subjects with so many options for compositions and reflective surfaces to draw inspiration from. Let’s start with the most obvious in terms of architectural work – those glassy building facades. You can use the glassy surface to reflect neighboring buildings like you see here with Chicago’s Trump Tower […]

Two New Chicago Sculptures – “Constellation” & “Atmospheric Wave Wall”

It’s no mystery that I love photographing sculptures and include them in the realm of architectural photography. Sometimes designed by architects, sometimes artists. Though I consider many architects artists as well. Our first new Chicago sculpture is certainly designed by an architect I’d consider an artist, Santiago Calatrava, and his sculpture Constellation. Even his buildings […]

Private Workshop – South Loop, The Loop, Lakeshore East

alexander calder, calder red, calder flamingo

Last week I had a private workshop with a wonderful woman who has done a couple of these 1on1’s with me. It’s always so nice to catch up, explore the city, and see how her shooting has evolved. After seeing a post of mine on Instagram, she requested we visit the Paragon. An apartment building […]