The title of this post is just a subset of the type of photography I do. I shortened the title because if I accurately described all the various photographic specialties I am contracted to shoot it would be ridiculously long. I would have to include “Fine Art Photographer” and “Stock Photography” and “Pet & People Portrait Photographer” and “Family & Infant Photographer” just to start. (See why I didn’t list it all in the title.) As a professional photographer in Austin Texas I end up doing all types of photography. Although I really love doing portraits, most of my work would fall under the title “Commercial Photographer”. All of this provides me with a tremendous amount of variety in my day to day work. I have to admit, I enjoy it all. On any given week I may be photographing architectural interiors for a builder or architect, a singer for a CD cover or a skyline for a magazine, or on the not so commercial side a portrait of someones best friend. Regardless, it’s always fun and challenging. Today’s photo is a triad of images I did recently for a local builder to document one of their projects. They did a spectacular job doing a total remodel of an older home. Since this particular photo is about my architectural photography I shortened the post title to describe this particular commission. Please take a look at some more of my Architectural Photography here or here and let me know what you think.
Roxy sat for her portrait this afternoon. She did a great job. All she asked in compensation was to receive a few pieces of cat food as treats. There is something really special about cat food. Especially if you are a dog.
Here is an extra bonus photo from Roxy’s portrait session.
The Continental Airlines 737-900 with a vintage paint job spent the night in Austin last night. This livery or paint design was featured on CO’s DC-3s back in the early 1960s. That was not too many years before I started riding my bicycle to the old Austin airport just to watch the planes take off and land. After all these years I still love airplanes. Call me a kid, or a geek, (perhaps both).
As a side note, you can see in the photo that the plane is parked at spot 12. I thought that was especially apropos since 2012 will be the last year of Continental. In fact, it’s just a matter of weeks before the public face of Continental Airlines will no longer exist as Continental is merged with United Airlines.
I’ve been doing some work this week at Sea-Tac. Every day on my walk to the airport I’ve walked past these giant granite boulders at the the entrance to the arrival hall. I wanted to attempt to capture the feeling you get as you approach the terminal. To me it’s like you are approaching a gigantic Mothership which is very apropos since Sea-Tac is a major transit point for many ship passengers departing on ships from the port of Seattle.
Continuing what is ending up being ‘Seattle Week’, here is another Seattle photo. The building on the left is the “Experience Music Project” building. I really would love to be able to spend more time photographing this amazing building. On this day I had a very limited time to shoot and the position of the sun really limited my angles. Fortunately, the Seattle Space Needle provided a nice sunblock to limit the lens flair as well as a wonderful balancing architectural element for the photo.
While I’m in Seattle I’m enjoying processing my local images. I took advantage of the clear weather to take a trip to the top of the Space Needle to see If I could capture a Seattle Skyline with Mt. Rainier in the background. The sky cooperated to allow me to create this photograph.
I’m spending a few days in Seattle, so of course I’m out taking photos. Seattle has an amazing library so that was one of my first stops. Fortunately, I was able to shoot a number of cool images including this last one just before the camera police arrived to let me know that I was welcome to shoot ‘casual’ photos, but could not use my tripod. Contrary to the appearance of the final image the lighting in the red hall was quite dim and it would have been virtually impossible to hand hold the sequence of shots required for this image.