Architectural Photography Portfolio
Architectural Photography is about selling stylish spaces and places. It is not easy to do well. There are many potential pitfalls – see, for example, my post on why it is wise to hire a specialist architectural photographer. This means that we all too often see poor quality images that are potentially doing more harm than good. The hospitality industry relies on people choosing to book based on the images and information provided on the website. Architects and interior designers need property photography to show off their portfolio of previous work. Many businesses quite simply rely on people having a positive perception of their premises. This is where as a specialist I can help. You can convey the atmosphere you want through the right images. Create desire in potential customers by showing something that appeals to them. Get more bookings and more valuable enquiries when your images are more in line with your business aspirations.
Commercial Architecture Photography
I can help you communicate a sense of luxury and welcome for your rooms and communal areas. Through careful use of lighting and composition, your images can evoke emotions and desires in potential customers. We can highlight key features and bring out design details that elevate you above your competition. Sell more with beautiful high quality images from an award-winning architecture photographer.
Convey a sense of the atmosphere of your bar and restaurant. Give a welcoming, luxurious feel that will make customers want to choose you. Helping customers to imagine themselves in your premises is one of the key hurdles to overcome to get them to book. Whether you run a characterful old property or a more modern minimalist one, my images can give people a sense of what it is like to be there. If they can connect with what they see then they are more likely to go ahead and book.
Make the most out of these assets that businesses all too often forget to include in their marketing and story. You’re paying for your workspace whether that’s an urban office, country house, a workshop or retail space. So, make sure that it contributes to your marketing too. That way, you get better value from the space and can tell your unique story more fully.
Residential Property Photography
I offer photography of residential properties. High quality images of homes are important for architects, builders and designers that specialise in residential work. Otherwise, how can potential customers see what you really do? I have provided architectural photography services for architects, designers, home owners and property development magazines. My images have helped to rent out and sell homes quickly.
Click here to try out a 360 virtual tour. These are a powerful way to help people get a feel for a space. They also allow for interaction so customers can show themselves round at their own pace. 360s are effective tools for hotels, restaurants, conference centres and those looking to sell or rend out domestic properties.
Architectural Photography - Design Details
Photos of buildings are inevitably going to cover aspects of architectural design. You will see evidence of this in the other images in this portfolio. Yet, at times architects require shots that pick out particular details that they wish to draw attention to. This may be for aesthetic or ecological reasons, for example. It might be to show the relationship between the building and its surroundings or the materials it is made of. This portfolio contains images that fall into these categories. For example, in some we see how windows can borrow from nature to link in to the surroundings. In others we see how windows have been stylised. There are many features both large and small that an architect may wish to be able to demonstrate and use to attract future work as well as going for awards. This more abstract nature of this type of picture can also have potential for fine art prints.
I enjoy working with both modern and ancient buildings. Each has its own character that I like to bring out. I’m very happy working to a brief or being left to my own devices to find interesting angles. I use high quality equipment that enables me to control the perspective of shots and to shoot from more unusual points of view. Then, I edit the final images to a high professional standard.
Architectural Photography of Exteriors
Both residential & commercial buildings require high quality shots of the exterior to do justice to the site. My years of experience in landscape photography (including winning numerous international awards) help me to produce images of outdoor areas with impact. Your property can be photographed by day or (if appropriate) by night. In addition to conventional photos I can also offer more artistic renditions if you wish. Well presented exterior images can draw people in to make them want to go inside the building. They can also show how the building sits in its surrounding environment, making the most of what is unique about the location.
We will choose the best time of day and seasonal conditions to create the impression that you want to convey of your property. That way we can better represent your property as a visitor might see it – e.g. a restaurant in early evening light. I also offer long exposure techniques to give more dramatic skies and an artistic finish. Design details can be highlighted using added light as well as working with the available ambient light.
Public Buildings & Other Property
This category includes churches, famous landmarks and other public buildings. Images like these can help to advertise for tourism, for example. Key architectural assets can draw in many tourists. Indeed, many travel just to photograph these landmarks for themselves. Having high quality images to advertise architecture can therefore make a big difference.
I have also undertaken shoots of interiors and exteriors of old churches for the Diocese of Norwich to use in their magazines and publicity. If your property is private but open and accessible to the public then you may wish to advertise it with some strong, impactful images. These can be done in a more traditional fashion or with fine art photography techniques. See, for example, this set of images of the UEA in Norwich.
These kinds of architectural images can also be created for merchandising. For example, they make good postcards and posters that visitors may wish to purchase. If you wish to tell the story of a building more fully then we could work towards a photobook or slideshow video as well.
There are many applications available to professional images of architecture. For more ideas and to discuss what we could do to promote your property please do get in touch. Even if you think your property isn’t photogenic, as an international award winning architectural photographer I will find angles and compositions that work and look good.
3D Architectural Visualisations using CGI
In addition to producing high quality photographs of architecture, I also offer 3d architectural visualisations. These are a very useful way to bring designs to life pre-build. CGI renders can look very lifelike and help your clients to picture the finished result.
I qualified as an Associate of The Society of International Commercial & Industrial Photographers with a specialist panel of interior & exterior architectural photography.