Alley Music Studios Interiors

North Hollywood’s über funky Alley Music Studios has been a mainstay for Los Angeles musicians since 1973. Stone Temple Pilots, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Alice In Chains, Ozzy Osbourne to name but a few.

When Todd B hired Lensology to capture it’s funky retro mojo for their new website we think our photography did him and the studio’s legacy proud!

Hollywood Hills Old School Rental Review

Always a challenge to shoot a property for rental with the tenants still in occupancy….but look at the review we got!!

“Lensology was hired by me to photograph my home for rent on Westside Rentals. When their photos were uploaded onto Westside Rentals site, I immediately received numerous inquiries.

The apt. was rented for the full asking price within three days of their photos being available. I give total credit for the rental of my place to the photos Lensology took of my rental space, amazing photos. This group is very professional and the photos quality and clarity were of the highest standard, I think they are some of the best house shots I have ever seen. I highly recommend them for any kind of professional photo shoot people may need.”Hollywood Blvd-002

The TAO Of Architectural Photoshoots

Here’s a list of things realtors can do to help dress a property for photoshoot Nirvana. The more that can be done before your photographer arrives, the quicker and smoother the shoot will be.

Anyone who books a real-estate/architectural photographer should study this list prior to any shoot appointments, and also have in mind any special requests they may have for particular shots. Lensology always looks forward to delivering great images to all it’s clients in as calm an environment as the circumstances will allow…

 
  • De-clutter the property. Put cleaning supplies, magazines, children’s toys, etc. out of sight.
  • All interior lights should be on. (Replace non-working bulbs).
  • Remove small rugs that detract from the floors.
  • Lower blinds and keep them slightly open in an upwards position.
  • Close translucent curtains and/or open opaque curtains.
  • Windows and mirrors should be squeaky clean.
  • A bowl of fruit or flowers on the kitchen table adds life.
  • Remove fridge magnets from refrigerator.
  • Vacuum carpets and clean tile/wood floors.
  • Turn off TV’s and ceiling fans.
  • Make sure beds are made and are clean.
  • Ignite the fireplace if possible.
  • Close toilet lids and fold towels in the bathrooms.
  • Clean counter tops in bathrooms and kitchen.
  • Garage all cars and close doors or park them away from the property.
  • Move trash cans, lawn and garden tools, etc. out of sight.
  • Clean driveways, sidewalks and patios.
  • Mow lawns and remove lawn debris.
  • Trim bushes, trees and plants to allow a clear view of the property.
  • Enhance curb appeal with landscaping and/or flowers.
  • Close all windows and lower blinds to the same heights.
  • Patio umbrellas should be open and BBQ grill covers removed.
  • Clean swimming pool and put away cleaning equipment.

And remember, us photographers need to be able to concentrate, so please let’s keep the shoot a ‘WORLD EXCLUSIVE’. That means no appraisers, contractors or even the pool guy calling by during the shoot. And we know we don’t need to say this, but the shoot day is definitely not a good day to hold your Open House. Let’s shoot!!

Chicago Architectural Photography At The Stock Exchange

Finally completed architectural photography in Chicago for Queensfort Capital including THE CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE BUILDING.

All the key images from this series of shoots of NYC, DC, Chicago, and Atlanta will find their way to 48X36in plexiglass show-case prints in their offices. Hope to get to see them in situ someday ;-).

Props to to Tomasz W in the windy city for all assistance.