Architectural Photographer with Sean Conboy

Architectural photographer Sean Conboy, renowned for photographing some of the world’s most famous buildings, joined Karl in studio for this fascinating live talk show.

Sean invited viewers to take a look at what it was like working as an architectural photographer, shedding light on a profession that centres around early mornings and late nights, precision, patience and technical cameras.

Together Karl and Sean looked at some of Sean’s work, examining the lighting of various scenes and exploring how he would balance complex mixed lighting. Sean also shared the gear he takes with him on a shoot and how he handles working in light-dependant situations.

©Sean Conboy

Topics covered in this live photography talk show:

  • Architectural photography
  • Balancing natural and artificial light
  • Working with technical cameras and tilt and shift lenses
  • Composing a strong image using leading lines, focal length & light
  • Shooting interiors vs exteriors
  • How to photograph in busy places

Links:
www.seanconboy.com

Comments

  1. Hi Karl,
    Just managed to watch this show on replay and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Sean, his passion and enthusiasm for what he does really shows, stunning images and a real love for his work made this a thoroughly entertaining talk show.
    thanks Karl and the team.

  2. Excellent show, a real old skool photographer that still knows the principles of photography and the advantages of a view camera.
    In fact he uses a perfect mix of classic and modern technology and above all experiencing the pleasure and satisfaction of making a good photograph. (Unfortunately also costly)
    I’m honestly a bit jealous.

    1. Hi Peter, glad you enjoyed the show. I’d also love to work with a view camera again but can’t justify the cost for the small amount of times that I would use it when I can use my HTS1.5 instead. If I was shooting mostly the sort of stuff that Sean is shooting though then I would definitely consider it.

  3. `i was gutted i missed this but just watched it on repeat, a fantastic show what an infectious bloke and amazing old school photographer, this has probably been one of my favourites so far along with Tim Flach. Ive just invested in a 19mm Nikon Tilt Shift so im gonna go and try a few shots #Inspired.. The quality of your guests is unsurpassed Karl, fantatsic to see the wide breadth of Photography genres covered.

  4. Thank you Karl for the talk with Sean Conboy…..I enjoyed it very much. Informative, interesting and fantastic images. I couldn’t connect when it was live but glad you have a link for replay…thanks.

  5. Excellent show, I like these shows. I like the insight that one gleans from working professional photographers.

    I believe there is a world wide explosion of knowledge sharing and Karl you are doing your part, at a very reasonable cost, good job.

  6. Really enjoyed this interview, Karl. What a nice guy and obviously, by his enthusiasm, loves what he does. A wealth of experience there, and generous of Sean to share it.

  7. Hi guys only just been able to watch this incredible video. What a fascinating couple of hours. Sean has a great way of passing on his expertise and the images are outstanding. I took away so many tips regarding light levels and balancing artificial together with the available natural light. Stunning video guys, best so far!!! JD

  8. Hello !! Would be possible to know about how the Hasselblad H6 body is attached to a technical camera, in this case Linhof. Different ways of how the back is powered (batteries, AC, tethered) and how the back synchronizes with the lenses.. I have try to find this information everywhere and there is nothing even with Hasselblad web. Hope you may help me. Thanks !! Jose

    1. Hi Jose, please contact fellow Hasselblad and Linhof ambassador Sean Conboy at [email protected] Sean is an expert on using the H6 back with a Linhof so he will have the answers for you, just tell him I sent you and that you saw him on our live show. Cheers Karl.

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