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Ellen Fisch
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The Art of Architectural Photography: Tips for Building A Photography Portfolio
A Photography or Art Portfolio is essentially a statement of your work.  The Portfolio represents who you are: the nature of your photography/art; how you express yourself and the medium(s) in which you choose to convey that self-expression.  The are other ...

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The Art of Architectural Photography: Those Boring Midtones?
Working in the monochromatic photographic medium of black and white or sepia can be challenging at times.  In color photography, the midtones, those between the velvet darks and the brilliant lights, can be emphasized with shadings of hue.  For example, a s...

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The Art of Architectural Photography: Homage to Leonard Cohen
The very beautiful lyrics by the genius poet Leonard Cohen in his song "Suzanne" had a profound effect on my visualizations of subjects.  In essence, I believe that Cohen was encouraging his listeners to look for beauty and/or relevance in all things.  It i...

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The Art of Architectural Photography: The Ephermeral Permanence of Sepia Photography
Sepia photography has an ephemeral permanence much like watercolor but different.  All in all, that is two oxymorons in one thought; however, there is a fleeting quality about sepia photography just as there is about watercolor.  And though the mediums are ...

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The Art of Architectural Photography: Sharing the Passion
From a personal perspective, I always thought that a passion is something to be shared rather than kept to one's self.  When my children were small, I used to take them to the NYC places I was passionate about and, with a captive audience, I would share my ...

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The Art of Architectural Photography: The Keys
I have always approached an art work I am about to create as a puzzle: one which I unlock to get the desired effects.  Michelangelo noted: the goals are arrived at by releasing the work from the medium.  In Michelangelo's case it was freeing his vision from...

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The Art of Architectural Photography: Making Choices in Photography
The medium of photography readily lends itself to making choices. Especially in the "digital age" of photography and with a multitude of camera choices in every size imaginable (including phones and tablets), photographic devices offer opportunities that ar...

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The Art of Architectural Photography: In the Moment with Black and White
Photography is a unique aesthetic medium in that it can be a premeditated and studied technique or a spontaneous art form.  Using the medium of black and white is extremely helpful to the latter.  Color is beautiful, but in designing a work that is in color...

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The Art of Architectural Photography: Defining Place as a Memory
I often take photographs of places.  I create stories of places through themed exhibits of images that communicate a specific place as I see it or as others tell me they know it.  These place photographs are born of remembrances.  Memories of a place and wh...

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The Art of Architectural Photography: The Proof is in The Proof
Digital photography is not as sure a thing as one might expect.  In the "old days," it is true that until I got into the darkroom or the photographs came back from the lab, I was never quite sure what I had, only what I wanted/ needed.  I remember once phot...
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