Shot on Film: Winter Photography

I often find that those desiring architectural photography feel it is necessary to schedule their projects during the summer months in order to obtain the optimum photographic result. This is not always the case.

If a project is completed during the winter months, by all means move ahead with the photography. Interiors are especially beautiful during the winter months. Overcast skies are very much the norm, offering a wonderful, soft diffused light. This light is naturally well-balanced allowing expansive, beautifully lit interior views. If the project is scheduled to be photographed at dusk, the results will be stunning sunsets filling the windows and painting the rooms with a moody, warm inviting light.

Exteriors also have advantages during the winter months. If the property you’re considering photographing has trees in the foreground, the leaves will be down. This provides an opportunity for the photographer to highlight the architecture of the home or commercial building without the obstruction of leaves and the landscaping/trees will provide a beautiful vignette. This is especially inviting during or just after a snowfall, or during sunrises and sunsets where strong shadows can transform the ordinary photograph into a work of art. 

The image below was photographed using a Hasselblad 501C with a Carl Zeiss 80mm lens on Fuji Astia color reversal film.  

A Fresh Start

2009… A fresh year, a renewed spirit for us all to do what we love. For some, our work is our passion; hence the reason we are in the creative field. Architects, designers, custom home builders, and interior decorators all feel this inspiration that drives them to continue creating lovely, stunning spaces to live in and admire.

We have heard from many of you and, overwhelmingly, the consensus is a determination to make this year a turning point, an opportunity to catapult our fields of expertise and our businesses into the stratosphere. Most are hard at work freshening up websites, creating new portfolios, contacting publishers and designing mailings to increase their market presence. Since we are privileged to be such an integral part of our clients’ efforts in these areas, we are renewing our commitment to offer excellence in photography so as to capture and document YOUR creative vision for others to see, appreciate, and use as building blocks - a starting point for you to create their dream in their home or corporate environment.

To assist the creative professional in achieving their marketing goals, this month we are offering our most comprehensive architectural photography package at a very special rate for a limited time. It is designed to allow you to obtain stunning photography, a complete portfolio and web images for your marketing needs. It also includes a framed piece of wall art on canvas… image of your selection to inspire and beautify your office or studio.

So, keep in touch…. Let us know what we can do to further assist you in reaching your 2009 objectives.

Best to all,
Norman Sizemore, photographic artist
Mary Price, graphic designer