A Photographer’s Life

Alan Blakely

Welcome to a Photographer’s Life! The channel that takes you behind the curtain into the world of professional architecture, real estate and aerial photography. Broadcasts come from group Zoom meetings and personal interviews with our elite AIAP™, REPAI™ & ADPA™ photographers. AIAP director Alan Blakely leads the discussions. Learn from America’s top architecture photographers as they discuss topics such as: • The architecture, real estate & aerial photography business • What constitutes creative architecture photography • Lighting for architecture and interior photography • How to become a professional architecture photographer • The variety of techniques used in architecture, interior & aerial photography • The details of copyright registration and the licensing of photographs • Advice about cameras and equipment for architecture photography • Using Lightroom®, Photoshop® & HDR software © 2023 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ (www.aiap.net), All Rights Reserved. read less
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Episodes

KYLE WEGE: One of America's Top Commercial, Architectural Photographers based in Madison, Wisconsin
Feb 20 2024
KYLE WEGE: One of America's Top Commercial, Architectural Photographers based in Madison, Wisconsin
A Photographer's Life™ interview with up-and-coming commercial and architecture photographer Kyle Wege. Kyle is one of America's rising stars in the world of architectural photography and has created a successful business in the upper Midwest. Kyle is based in Madison, Wisconsin, and is a long-time member of The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ (AIAP). Kyle's photography can be viewed at his website: https://www.crimsonsunstudios.com/ In this episode's interview with AIAP director Alan Blakely, Kyle discusses his unique career path and how his photography has been influenced by various creative interests. Kyle also discusses: • His aesthetic and technical approach to architectural photography assignments, and his tools for success. • His blend of still photography and videography in his unique business model. • His approach to lighting and equipment, and what really matters for successful photography. The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ was established in 2001 and is an Internet-based trade association with one primary purpose: To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers. Membership in the AIAP is open to full-time professional architectural photographers. You can find the AIAP online at www.aiap.net. This Video and Podcast are Copyright 2024 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™, All Rights Reserved. This content may not be used either in full or in part without the written consent of the AIAP.
DAVID DEAL: Prominent Photographic Copyright Attorney & Commercial Photographer. Interview plus Q&A.
Sep 4 2023
DAVID DEAL: Prominent Photographic Copyright Attorney & Commercial Photographer. Interview plus Q&A.
A Photographer's Life™ interview with prominent photographic copyright attorney and photographer David Deal. David is recognized as one of America's foremost authorities on copyright law relating to photography. David's law office is based in Virginia, and you can learn more about David and his law practice at his website: https://www.daviddeal.com. In this episode's interview with AIAP director Alan Blakely, David discusses his unique career path from commercial photographer to attorney. David also discusses: • His advice for photographers relating to image rights management and copyright. • His unique law practice that specializes in recovery for photographers whose work has been infringed. David also takes questions from a group of AIAP photographers on a variety of topics relating to copyright and image licensing. The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ was established in 2001 and is an Internet-based trade association with one primary purpose: To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers. Membership in the AIAP is open to full-time professional architectural photographers. You can find the AIAP online at www.aiap.net. This Video and Podcast are Copyright 2023 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™, All Rights Reserved. This content may not be used either in full or in part without the written consent of the AIAP.
BARRY GROSSMAN: American Architectural Photographer and Workshop Presenter.
Jun 7 2023
BARRY GROSSMAN: American Architectural Photographer and Workshop Presenter.
A Photographer's Life™ interview with award-winning architecture photographer and popular workshop presenter Barry Grossman. Barry is one of America's most forward-thinking architectural photographers and prides himself on using some of the most sophisticated equipment available. Barry is based in Florida and is a long-time member of The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ (AIAP). Barry's photography can be viewed at his website: https://www.grossmanphoto.com. You can learn more about Barry's workshops here: https://www.captureintegration.com/2022-architectural-interior-workshop-with-barry-grossman/ Barry's popular Instagram channel: https://www.instagram.com/grossmanphoto/ In this episode's interview by AIAP director Alan Blakely, Barry discusses his unique career path and how his photography has been influenced by his film industry background. Barry also discusses: • His aesthetic and technical approach to architectural photography assignments, and his tools for success. • His commitment to state-of-the-art tools and the advantages they offer him and ultimately his clients. • His careful and deliberate approach to lighting. Find out why Barry's photography has such a perfected quality. The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ was established in 2001 and is an Internet-based trade association with one primary purpose: To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers. Membership in the AIAP is open to full-time professional architectural photographers. You can find the AIAP online at www.aiap.net. This Video and Podcast are Copyright 2023 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™, All Rights Reserved. This content may not be used either in full or in part without the written consent of the AIAP.
CARYN B. DAVIS: American Architectural Photographer and Travel Author
Mar 31 2022
CARYN B. DAVIS: American Architectural Photographer and Travel Author
A Photographer's Life™ interview with award-winning architecture photographer and widely-published author Caryn B. Davis. Caryn is a broadcast writer/producer turned architectural photographer based in Connecticut and a long-time member of The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ (AIAP). Caryn's photography can be viewed at her website: www.carynbdavis.com In this episode's interview by AIAP director Alan Blakely, Caryn discusses a wide range of subjects relating to her successful career as an architectural photographer and writer, including: • Her professional background in broadcasting and her transition into photography. • Caryn's journey as a photographer high-end architectural photography and the role her writing plays in her work. • Caryn's past and current challenges and opportunities as an independent female business owner and photographer. • Her philosophy for business success and her secret to finding clients that fit well with her working style. • Her rapid rise to success as both a photographer and writer and what it takes to do both successfully. • Caryn's personal approach to lighting, camera equipment, and post-processing.   The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ was established in 2001 and is an Internet-based trade association with one primary purpose: To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers. Membership in the AIAP is open to full-time professional architectural photographers. You can find the AIAP online at www.aiap.net. This Video and Podcast are Copyright 2022 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™, All Rights Reserved. This content may not be used either in full or in part without the written consent of the AIAP.
STERLING STEVENS Interview | Top-Tier American Architecture Photographer
Jan 7 2022
STERLING STEVENS Interview | Top-Tier American Architecture Photographer
A Photographer's Life™ interview with award-winning architecture photographer Sterling Stevens. Sterling is an architect turned architectural photographer based in Raleigh, North Carolina and a long-time member of The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ (AIAP). Sterling's photography can be viewed at his website: https://www.sestevens.com In this episode's interview by AIAP director Alan Blakely, Sterling discusses a wide range of subjects relating to his successful career as an architectural photographer, including: • His education and training as an architect, and his transition into photography. • Sterling's beginnings as a real estate photographer and the move towards high-end architectural photography. • Sterling's past and current challenges and opportunities as an independent business owner. • His philosophy for business success. • His rapid rise to success and his expansion into nationwide assignments. • His unique approach to architectural photography given his training as an architect. • Sterling's approach to lighting and camera equipment. • Sterling's advice for photographers contemplating a career in architectural photography.   The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ was established in 2001 and is an Internet-based trade association with one primary purpose: To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers. Membership in the AIAP is open to full-time professional architectural photographers. You can find the AIAP online at www.aiap.net. This Video and Podcast are Copyright 2022 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™, All Rights Reserved. This content may not be used either in full or in part without the written consent of the AIAP.