• January 16, 2019

    5 Benefits of Using Videos on Your Website (With 7 Examples)

    Clearly Deliver Your Message The front page of your website is a fantastic place to put a video. Because the homepage is where most people will have their first interaction with your brand, you want to make an immediate impression. Whereas with a homepage full of words may feel overwhelming […]

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  • January 16, 2019

    Drone Laws in Minnesota: What You Need to Know Before Taking to the Skies

    *Disclaimer* This article should be used for educational purposes. Please consult with the FAA if you have any questions about flying drones in Minnesota. With the rise of drones recently, both for recreational and commercial use, you’d imagine that state and local governments would be enforcing some types of rules […]

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  • January 11, 2019

    How to Control Lighting Conditions to Create Stunning Interior Photos

    The lighting is one of the most challenging aspects of getting quality interior architectural photos. In a studio with controlled lighting, the amount and color of a light is consistent and predictable. In a home – it’s anything but consistent. There are four major lighting concerns when photographing interior scenes. […]

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  • January 7, 2019

    How to Use Drone Footage to Promote Your Commercial Property (Set Yourself Apart With Stunning Visuals)

    These days, it seems as though beautiful commercial properties with modern architecture are popping up left and right. Because of this, it can be difficult to differentiate your property, whether it’s a retail store, hotel, restaurants, or apartment complex, from that of your competitors. However, one of effective way you […]

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  • December 28, 2018

    Preparing Your Luxury Home Interior for a Professional Photo Shoot (Tips and Tricks)

    Whether you want to show off a new interior design or are looking to sell your property and need to create some fantastic photos to help you get your home off the market, how you set your home up will be a big factor in the success of the photo […]

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  • December 21, 2018

    Best Lenses for Interior Commercial Photography (the Ultimate Camera Lens Guide)

    Today, in the world of photography, there are almost too many lenses to choose from. Luckily, not every lens is created the same. Some are great for one activity, while not so stellar in other environments. When it comes to interior shots, there is a wide selection of available options […]

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    February 13, 2018

    Architectural vs. Real Estate Photography – What’s the difference?

    Architectural photography and real estate photography have a lot in common at first glance.  They aren’t actually as similar as they would appear once they are placed side-by-side.  Over the years, we’ve done a lot of both – so let’s compare and contrast both styles.  We’ll start with the goals […]

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  • January 22, 2018

    Featured on fullhomeliving.com!

    It’s always awesome to have my work featured on interior design sites.  Recently, we were contacted by fullhomeliving.com about using one of my images on a feature article about home offices with corner desks.  The image that they picked was one that we made a couple of years ago while […]

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  • January 12, 2018

    Idealized Natural

    Warning!  This is going to be a rather opinionated article – because it’s a topic I’m passionate about. As a prelude to this op-ed on photography style, I’ll start by saying there is a lot of different ways to be right in photography.  A lot of those different ways are […]

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  • January 11, 2018

    Why is 4K the Way?

    What’s 4K?  It’s the current trend for ultra high-definition video, also known as 4K UHD.  4K UHD typically has a resolution of 3840×2160 which is 4x as large as 1080p HD.  Aside from high end monitors and new TVs, most don’t view content in 4K (yet!).  YouTube hosts and delivers […]

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  • Prior Lake Island Aerial
    December 15, 2017

    How High Will It Go?

    We get that question on virtually every aerial project – and the answer is complicated! Officially, the answer is 400 feet above ground level OR the tallest structure around. That means I could fly up to 1200′ if I was above an 800′ structure! In reality – the aircraft will […]

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  • June 17, 2011

    My Art Hangs in Some of the Finest Homes in Town

    Prior to being a full-time architectural photographer, I spent some time learning landscape photography.  I was blessed enough to learn from one of the best – Jon Cornforth.  I went to some amazing places and shot some gorgeous images.  I even did art shows at the Mill City gallery and […]

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  • April 29, 2011

    Commercial Studio Photography

    Last month, Judd Sather from Studio J contacted me about photographing his spectacular new 5400 square foot studio in downtown Stillwater.  Judd took over this space at the start of the year and put a ton of effort into turning it into a premier destination for wedding and portrait photography […]

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  • March 30, 2011

    Preparing for Architectural Photography

    Getting a home ready for photographing is as important as the photography itself.  The process that I use for capturing and emphasizing all of the beauty in the room also can show off any flaw.  Therefore, it’s critical to prepare and everything to look perfect when I arrive to shoot […]

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  • March 23, 2011

    Don’t Skimp on Photography!

    Here’s an article that came from a bunch of sources.. but it’s so important that I had to repost it here. Jack Cotton, a luxury real estate marketing expert, recently wrote a blog post called “How Far Would You Go For the Perfect Listing Picture?“.  The entire post centered on […]

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  • March 15, 2011

    The Heart of the Home

    This old adage is true in many ways.. besides being one of the primary work spaces, it ends up being one of the primary gathering spaces in a home.  I can’t count the number of times that I’ve seen everyone at a party packed tightly into the kitchen leaving the […]

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    March 10, 2011

    One Eighth of Your Life

    The featured room this week is the one room in a house where most people spend approximately one-eighth of their life.   It’s a room that is a private sanctuary not often shared with guests and visitors.  The room I’m talking about is, of course.. The Master Bedroom The master bedroom […]

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  • February 28, 2011

    The Smallest Rooms in the House

    Discovery Channel does Shark Week.. Mark Teskey Architecture is proud to feature: BATHROOM WEEK! Bathrooms are easily the toughest room in the house to feature.  When you’ve got a palatial marble palace like the bathroom shown above, it’s fairly easy.  Most homes don’t have water closets that are quite this […]

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  • January 24, 2011

    It’s All About the Light

    One of the biggest challenges with photographing interiors is taming the light.  There is a massive difference in light levels around a home – especially near large picture windows.  Even with the windows wide open, the interior is so much darker than the exterior that it is very difficult to […]

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  • January 6, 2011

    Architectural Photography vs. Real Estate Photography

    Unknown to many – even many in the industry – there are two distinct styles of photographing a property.  The two styles (as you can guess by the title) are: Architectural photography and Real Estate photography.  Both have a purpose and a market – but it is important to understand […]

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  • December 20, 2010

    Backyard Firepit Sanctuary

    It’s a blustery winter day here in Minnesota and the weather forecast is calling for 6-8″ of new snow on top of the two feet we already have from early season storms.  As a winter lover, I think a return to a good old-fashioned winter is fantastic.  The only downside […]

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  • December 1, 2010

    Tuscany in Kenwood

    Kenwood is one of the super-premium neighborhoods in Minneapolis.  Kenwood is a gingerbread dollhouse-encrusted hill perched just southeast of downtown Minneapolis.  Back in 1995, I looked at a carriage house apartment behind a 5000 square-foot mansion that would have been the nicest place I had ever lived – and it […]

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  • October 12, 2010

    A Room with a View

    I love when a house has a unique surprise – something that makes me drop what I’m doing because I’m dying to see what it has to offer.  This house in Lake St. Croix, MN has that wonderful screen porch on the garage reachable by a skyway from the main […]

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  • September 13, 2010

    Prior Lake Remix

    I love to revisit old work even though I rarely do anything with it.  I was recently looking at this set of photos from a beautiful million-dollar home that I shot for the builder in Prior Lake, MN when I realized: I can do even better. I’m hardly the first […]

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  • August 23, 2010

    Twenty Four

    Timeline: Tuesday afternoon: I photographed this property Tuesday evening:  I edited and processed these images and submitted them to the Realtor that is selling this home Wednesday: The home was listed on MLS Thursday: SOLD! It was a beautiful, well-staged home with trendy decor and nice living spaces.  It was […]

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  • August 6, 2010

    Not Your Ordinary Grandparents House

    Most people don’t envision this when they think of Grandma’s house. This beautiful South Minneapolis home is a custom-designed and custom-built house from the late-1950’s.  It contained a million little details that made it a distinctive one-of-a-kind home in it’s price range.  This house had 5 bedrooms, Frank Lloyd Wright-style […]

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  • May 20, 2010

    Sold In Under Two Weeks

    This house is one that I shot in April to be listed on MLS.  The owners were relocating and needed it to sell fast.  As it turned out, not only would it sell fast – it made the perfect case study for effective real estate marketing. This was one of […]

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  • May 11, 2010

    Keep the Home Fires Burning

    There is nothing that makes a property look more majestic than doing a dusk shot.  There is something about the illumination of the property, the glow of the windows, and the deep blues of the sky that transforms any property into a stately manor.  It it significantly more effort than […]

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  • April 28, 2010

    Beautiful Gehl Street Home

    Today’s post is a pure real-estate shoot from a house currently for sale near my office in Chaska, MN.  I love walking in to a house that is all ready for it’s trip down the runway with expert staging and nice decor.  This property felt homey the second I walked […]

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  • April 24, 2010

    Ephraim Sanctuary

    Since I did a big house for the last post, I’m going to the other side and posting about a very small house.  This is Log Cabin Place in Ephraim, WI which I shot over Labor Day weekend last year.  This cottage was recently remodeled and had just been reopened […]

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