02 March 2010

Skirted Roundtable: Michael J. Lee

 

image Linda’s newly remodeled kitchen, photographed by Michael J. Lee

 

This week we welcome architectural photographer Michael J. Lee to The Skirted Roundtable.  Lee is kind enough to discuss the ins and outs of professional photoshoots.  Lee is a personal friend of Linda’s, having shot several of her projects (see above.)   Starting out as an interior designer, Lee brings an extra element to his photoshoots.   Most architectural photographers don’t have the design background that Lee has and this gives him a distinct advantage over competitors.  He is able to style the interiors, as well as photograph them, which is a rarity in this business.   During his interview,  Lee gives out helpful tips about how to take better pictures.   He claims it’s not the camera that makes a great shot!  Well, snort, thanks for telling me now, after I’ve spent a small fortune on cameras and lenses trying to get better shots for my blog!  Something tells me that he is being just a little humble.  Lee has a fascinating story to tell about first spending years working with the best designers in New England before he shifted gears in midstream, starting over again, shooting interiors instead of creating them.  It’s a good one this week, even if you aren’t into photography!  Be sure to listen, you’ll enjoy it!

 

 

image This photograph had us all wondering exactly how he shot it – Lee explains!

 

To listen to this week’s Skirted Roundtable and our guest Michael J. Lee, go HERE.

To peruse Michael Lee’s web site,  go HERE.

20 comments:

  1. I already listened-- I found it to be so infomative. I felt like I learned a bit about my camera, as well as photographing rooms. Great piece!

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  2. I loved this podcast. I am a photography lover, so appreciated his perspective and life reflections and his tips too. I really enjoy the nice variety of people you interview - it opens up this huge world of design in so many directions. LOVE it!

    xo Terri

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  3. This is great. I have so much difficulty photographing rooms in a pleasing way. That bath looks so inviting!

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  4. I download the SR podcasts to my Ipod and save them for when I travel. It gives me something forward to listen to. It's like getting that new magazine and saving it till you have sometime to yourself to enjoy. Thanks to all of talented ladies of SR.
    Lucinda

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  5. This was a great interview and I learned so much. I loved the advice about taking pix of rooms from waist level.

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  6. Joni,
    I will certainly listen to the Skirted Roundtable--I never miss one of your podcasts. But, I am really missing Cote de Texas and wanted to say that I hope you are all fine and just busy. You know you are loved out here in blog land!!!!!!!!!
    xoxox, Your biggest fan, Anne

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  7. Hey Joni, meet Joni from CotedeFrance... any relation?

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  8. This is s definite "must" for me--am going there right now. My photos for my website and hosting site definitely need a lot of help!!!!!! Great idea for an interview. A millions thank yous. Mary

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  9. Hey Joni. Loved the most recent podcast. It was interesting to hear what Michael had to say ... esp about HDR. (were you talking about me?) if not, I am so embarrassed that I thought u might have been. ha ha. Anyway. Thanks for stopping by the blog this morning. I just posted my giveaway for the adspace I wrote you the email about. We will see how it goes... I really want to find a beautiful ad, so I hope some people enter. Talk to you soon.
    -bb

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  10. Interior Design and photography? What can be better for me, since they are both my passion. I have learned a lot from this conversation. Grazie!

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  11. Loved the podcast!

    OT: Just received my first OKA catalog from Britain -- it is GORGEOUS!! Just gorgeous furniture and accessories -- trust me -- you have to see it! Order one from their website ....

    Cheers! Jan at Rosemary Cottage

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  13. How could I not listen to this now that I have seen that last photo? Simply divine! I think I might take a bath while I listen...

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  14. I loved this weeks Skirted Roundtable--so informative and applicable to the rest of us bloggers trying to take the perfect (I'll settle for pretty good) photo! The bathtub photo was so beautiful-the movement of the water captured the moment perfectly. Well done!

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  15. Great podcast - very informative.

    I miss Cote de Texas too! Joni I hope all is well with you and you're taking a much-deserved break.

    Mary

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  16. So inspired! Great fine photographic work!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  17. Hi Joni, I found this link from my history.

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    I was thinking from the date it was something you were trying out back when.

    Actually, yesterday when I ran into it, my first thought was. What is Joni up to? I bet she will start writing posts from France, where she just got signed up for some FABULOUS blog writing deal. :)

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  18. Joni, I would love for you to stop by my new blog! It is http://colorandlightatelier.blogspot.com. I love yours and have followed it for several years.

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