These architectural photos were shot for a construction company’s portfolio. Most times I would avoid a noon hour shoot but this one worked out well. The design’s long lines reminded me of some of the buildings from the early to mid 20th century. The northern exposure provided some nice shadow areas for contrast. The landscaping provided a nice compliment to the building’s front entrance.
The internal anatomy was rendered from scratch and imported into Zaxwerks Proanimator 3d. The external effects were rendered in After Effects and exported to an HD movie for the final output. While I had to keep this basic for budget reasons, as a medical animator, attention to detail is extremely important. I kept the nerves and arteries fairly simple so they didn’t take away from the procedure area. I also made the ligaments and the muscles one basic piece to keep the animation to a minimum. I kept some of the textures to a minimum. The smoother finish has a little friendlier look for a potential patient.
I was a little surprised to see this Alterra coffee shop on my building photo list. I usually shoot larger structures for this client. This was probably the biggest coffee house I’ve been in. This building photo was a little more challenging due to the north facing wall – but it had a really cool bakery inside. They have stools lined up along the baking area so you can have a coffee and watch how they make all the baked goods they sell in the front of the shop. I had a little bit of time before the sun went down behind the building so it was a great place to wait it out. I had a huge cookie and a parfait – I was stuffed. This was located at 2301 S. Kinnickinnic in Milwaukee.
Just starting to research a new animation project that will show how a carpal tunnel procedure relieves pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. During my high school football video shoot last night, I was able to get some great source material information from the team doctors. Should be an interesting project.
I shot this architectural photo on the way back from a photo assignment in Kenosha. I pass this building all the time on the way to Chicago. It’s one of the more unique church designs and I always thought about how neat it would be to shoot a photo of it, just never had the time. As I came home, the light was just right so I pulled off and took a couple exposures. A nice way to end the day.
This building had a really neat shape to the upper area of the roof. The design element continues down the right wall offering a nice perspective to the horizon line. I shot this one during Labor Day weekend. If you’re trying to avoid foot traffic and parked cars, 3 day weekends usually work well for these types of locations. The dry weather this year has made a mess of the landscaping for exterior photographs. This one had minimal retouching in the grass areas and the smaller trees. You can visit here to see additional architectural photography. Photo taken in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 9/3/2012.