I have a long history of shooting landscapes and really enjoy it (http://www.shadowsdancing.com
), however I do not find it a profitable venture.
I’ve become quite interested in Architectural Photography for two reasons:
Beauty of the structure/s
Capacity to generate revenue in a hopefully more predictable manner than Landscape Photography
I’m 63 and retired software developer on SGI platform. I have a long history in digital image capture going back to the days of the Eikonics arrays.
I currently own:
28mm, 80mm, 150mm
RRS Ultimate Omni-Pivot Package on Gitzo Carbon Tripod
I’m seeking suggestions/direction about:
Equipment required to do the best of work
Successful methods of marketing my services - seek architects, developers, high end realtors?
Other ideas I’m not aware of to ask yet
I feel I have enough energy to start a new career and I want it to be a profitable one - thus Architectural Photography seems a natural transition to me.
I have been experimenting with local structures, some of the condos on the beach here in Naples, FL are beautiful, and find it fascinating but different than Landscpaes.
Hoping my knowledge of HDR might allow me to focus solely on Natural Light rather than getting into a menagerie of lighting setups.
I want to do this solo, not with an assistant.
Observations from folks actually earning a living from Architectural work and shooting digitally would be greatly appreciated.