I’ve been wanting to make a “Now” page for a while and I’m posting here to introduce it. A “Now” page is just a collector…a place to post all the things that are inspiring my work + thinking in the studio right “Now”. My Instagram page used to be the place to do that, but fighting with an algorithm took some of the fun out of it for me. I found I wasn’t posting some of the pictures and work that I really wanted to…like the one below for example. I hope you’ll head over there to check it out (and maybe start your own).
Looking to improve your architectural photography? Learn the stylistic and technical fundamentals to help you take better photographs of architecture whether it's your own work, or someone else's. In this video I share with you some of the amateur mistakes I made when I was first starting out so you can avoid them in your work.
Photography is an essential meta skill I think every creative needs in their toolkit, it teaches you about light, composition, texture, color and narrative and it will help you document your surroundings, your design projects and your travels in a more professional style.
Links to the gear I use:
* Canon 6DMKII http://thirtybyforty.com/6dmkii
* Canon 80D: http://amzn.to/2fBWGMQ
* Canon 24mm f2.8 Lens: http://amzn.to/29l7ac5
* Canon 40mm f2.8 Lens: http://amzn.to/29x2QcI
* Canon 10 - 18mm f4.5 - 5.6 IS Lens: http://amzn.to/2vyErvS
* Canon 24-70mm f2.8L Lens: http://amzn.to/2DMt0Y5
* Canon 16-35mm f4L IS Lens: https://amzn.to/2Emj9Ev
I've recorded a two-part video describing in more detail the process of siting my own home, a modern longhouse. This expands on some of the concepts presented in my previous video post and supports it with a real world example.
There are a couple of important points that I didn't get to in the video. First, the idea of a modern longhouse was a derivative of the site, it wasn't a preconceived strategy. However, having used this plan I can see merits on many different types of sites, it's a versatile and economical plan to construct. But, back to the idea behind the longhouse concept. The swath of fallen birches, the proximity of neighbors, the solar aspect and the surrounding forest suggested a longer house to exploit the variety of textures surrounding us. We adopted the idea of a longhouse for three reasons: one because it was an historical archetype of Native Americans that settled here long before we did. Two, because the idea of the longhouse suggested a simple (and affordable) way to unite a family under one roof, the original longhouses housed up to 20 families under one roof. And, three because it suggested more broad site connections to the swath of fallen birches we were clearing away to make our home.
As I said in the video, I'll be using our longhouse as a teaching tool in future videos and posts...stay tuned. If you haven't looked over the portfolio images yet they're located here. Please leave a comment below or feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.