Friday, July 3, 2015
The site is bordered by Kingsway Avenue running bottom centre to the upper left corner, 101 Street running from bottom centre to upper right and 111 Avenue along the top of the frame. The Hys Centre (red brick building) is middle right, Glenrose Rehab Hospital top centre and Victoria Composite High School is lower left.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Consider the state of the building; is it in fact photo ready? Has the contractor cleared away all the bins and extra material left over from construction? Is he planning on erecting a scaffold required to clean up deficiencies on the same day that I plan on coming out? Is the landscaping done? What if I show up and there's a delivery van parked at the front door? Or if the landscaper chose that day for the delivery of a load of black dirt that has been placed in the worst possible location? What if the owner has placed a huge 'now open' sign on the front of the building? What time of day is optimal for photography? What if the weather is dismal? If the building is a long drive from home base all of these things can have huge implications.
This is a continuing care centre in western Alberta; all of these things had to be taken into account for this photo shoot. Thankfully everything went off without a hitch.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
I have an iPad app that tells me where the sun and moon are at in given location and day. Using this app - and a reliable weather forecast - I was able to determine the optimal time of day for the photos. The daylight photos were taken around 7 pm and it took me about an hour. Then hung around for the sun to set and the lights to come on for the evening photos. Then I saddled up and hit the road for home. A late night, but such is the life of an architectural photographer.