LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E082 Brad Feinknopf

Commercial architectural photographer Brad Feinknopf speaks with Bill and Ed about his career and his work.


Bill Crawford, publisher of (Flickr)
Ed Hidden, exclusive photographer (Flickr)

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

Brad Feinknopf, architectural photographer from Columbus, OH.

Brad Feinknopf

Brad Feinknopf Photos

LightSource Episode 82 (Interview Series) [48:30 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guest Brad Feinknopf discusses:

  • Getting started in architectural photography
  • Working as an assistant in NYC
  • Family influence
  • Understanding the complexity of architectural photography
  • Architectural photography as a collaborative artistic effort
  • Arriving at a site, choosing angles and composure
  • Time of day and natural considerations
  • Making a connection with a building
  • Good images from bad weather
  • Making the best of environmental conditions
  • Favorite time of day for sessions
  • Being flexible to get your vision across
  • Supplemental lighting and filtration
  • Handling color variance
  • Dangers of replacing elements in post
  • Getting good exposure and white balance
  • Gear and setup
  • Importance of good lenses
  • Shift perspective and medium format digital
  • Cambo wide and advantages of the 4×5 format
  • The use of people in the shot

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