LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E082 Brad Feinknopf

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

Hosts:

Bill Crawford, publisher of StudioLighting.net (Flickr)
Ed Hidden, exclusive IStockPhoto.com photographer (Flickr)

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (Firesickle.com)

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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