ArchivesAuthor: Nic Granleese


I’m reading Ryan Holiday’s latest book The Obstacle Is the Way and I came across this great story about George Clooney and to me it mirrored the reason why many architects don’t get published. By the way, if you’re not familiar with Ryan Holiday you should check him out, especially his previous book Trust Me, I’m […]Continue Reading


This post adds to my series on composition in architectural photography. The first composition I looked at was the Elevation Straight On shot. This time we’re going to look at what happens when we shoot an elevation from an angle. As a general term I’m going to call this an Elevation 3D shot, but really it’s […]Continue Reading


[Rambling Preable Warning: A few intro paragraphs coming up, but if you’re an architect who wants to get published then this post is definitely worth your while reading to the end] Earlier this year I had one of those thoughts which I knew would lead me to Rabbit Hole World, but I followed it anyway. […]Continue Reading


I had an interesting project last week with lighting designer Adele Locke from Mint Lighting Design. The brief was to capture the lighting of a residential project, with the idea of showing the difference good lighting can make. This is somewhat different to what I would normally photograph because I’m not capturing the overall space […]Continue Reading


One of the most basic (and essential) compositions for architectural photography is what I call the Elevation Straight On shot. A few examples below via Pinterest. Today I’m going to break down this composition and look for the patterns that make it work. Follow Nic Granleese’s board Elevation straight in front on Pinterest. Breaking down […]Continue Reading


Here’s something I’ve been doing recently that you might find useful too. I’ve been collecting lots (500+) images of architectural photography using Pinterest and then grouping them by types of composition. I think of it as a pattern language of architectural photography and the aim is to find rules of thumb to use in future […]Continue Reading


On a recent job (the Arts Forum space at the University of Melbourne for Architectus – photos coming soon) my assistant and I spent a lot of the time with the camera off a tripod, and instead mounted the camera to all sorts of things like ladders and partition walls. In this post I’ll explain […]Continue Reading


Last year I got the chance to chat with french architect and photographer Sébastien Lucas about his online project Archiref, which is an web platform that allows architectural photographers to upload images and for architects to collect images for inspiration and organise them in a logical format of building elements called “bricks.” The platform connects with […]Continue Reading


I’ve been using the Manfrotto 410 geared head for some time and it’s been a great compact unit, but recently one of the knobs has been loose. It started happening when I used the head with a video slider which put a lot of cantilevered pressure on the head. I thought I had broken something and […]Continue Reading


Over the Christmas break I got a chance to read Gary Vaynerchuk’s latest book on social media: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World. Gary V has written a few books (CRUSH IT!) and I wouldn’t say he’s a literary marvel, it’s more like a he’s spoken […]Continue Reading