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This is a question I get asked a lot. And in the hopes of not having to rewrite the same email many times over, and in apology to anyone I’ve failed to reply to over the years, here’s my thoughts on camera gear as of 2016. Camera The short answer: Canon 5Ds (For beginners – Any […]Continue Reading


If you missed all the Twitter action on Friday, and the blog posts following it, Canon finally announced a hi resolution DSLR to compete against the likes of the Nikon D800 and Sony A7r. I’ve been waiting almost 4 years for this camera, and for a long time it felt like Canon was never going […]Continue Reading


I had a chance to have a very brief play with a Samyang 24mm Tilt Shift Lens last week, which is a budget tilt shift lens that mimics my favourite lens for architecture, the Canon 24mm TSE ii. Priced under $1000 this lens makes for an interesting option for someone wanting to get into the tilt […]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


This week I got the chance to use a scissor lift for the first time on a photo shoot and I wanted to share with you some of the logistics and the things I learnt along the way. All the photos in this post are by Catherine Bailey who I’m going to be mentoring this […]Continue Reading


I’m in the market for a new tripod, so in this post i’m going to run you through my thought process for selecting a tripod with the right hight for me. As a little bit of background, i’ve been using a Manfrotto 190XPROB with a 3-Way Head for several years and it’s been a great companion, and […]Continue Reading


A tripod is almost a necessity when it comes to architectural photography. This is because architectural photography is often done in low light conditions like interiors or when the sun is setting. This all means that the camera takes longer to create an image and if the camera shakes then the image becomes blurred. A tripod prevents this […]Continue Reading


In last week’s post we looked at the absolute minimum gear you need for architectural photography, which is any camera you can get your hands on, and a way to keep that camera still, ie a tripod. Now we’re going to move onto the camera itself. Our starting point is understanding the different types of […]Continue Reading


So you want to take photos of buildings? Where do you start? I’m going to approach this guide as if you’re my friend and you’ve come to ask me what camera you should buy for architectural photography. We’re assuming here that you don’t have any experience with photography. The first thing I’m going to tell […]Continue Reading