Matthew Smith BA (Hons) DipArch RIBA ARB
I specialise in creative photography of architecture and interiors, and tailor my services to exactly match the individual requirements of each client and project.
I studied architecture at the University of Portsmouth, graduating with first class honours in 2006, and with distinction in 2009. I have worked as a freelance professional architectural photographer since 2012.
As a fully qualified architect, I’ve developed an ability to read spaces and buildings effectively and creatively. My professional experience has given me a first-hand understanding of what architects really want from their photography.
With an eye for light, composition, texture and proportion, I work with other architects, designers, artists and estate agents to visually document their work for commercial and publication purposes.
I am also a fully qualified UAV pilot and hold a Permission for Commercial Operations from the CAA.
Every photograph is taken on a levelled tripod with a geared head. This enables precise composition and framing, maximum image sharpness and the correction of perspective distortion in-camera with tilt-shift lenses.
Every selected frame is carefully processed to remove chromatic aberrations, lens distortions, vignetting and other anomalies.
Exposure, saturation, and white balance are adjusted manually, whilst erroneous objects, weathering or damage can be removed from images or repaired with professional grade post-processing.
Fees vary, depending on the size of project and the required scope of work. As a guide, charges are extremely competitive, starting from just £300 plus expenses for external photographs of a domestic scale project. Free, no obligation quotations are available on request.
All images copyright Matthew Smith 2019. All rights reserved.