What is TIA International Photography Anyway?

If it was previously unclear what TIA’s services were and how we can provide photography for your business needs and projects, this entertaining video demystifies any uncertainties or misconceptions! LOCATION TIA International Photography is headquartered in the industrious city of Seattle, Washington, in the United States, where inspirational and captivating images are abundant. FOCUS TIA’s…

A (Somewhat) Comedic Conflict of Cultures above Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur. Christmas Eve. Horrendously hot. Morosely muggy. Extremely engrossing and exciting. During my time in KL*, I remember carrying a handkerchief in my pocket to serve two purposes: either to wipe the sweat from my brow, or defog my eyeglasses given all the moisture in the air. In this heavily humid atmosphere, my camera…

Timelapsin’ 2009 to 2014

After plenty of research and a few experiments, I have put together my first “real” time-lapse video. I recently purchased a wireless intervalometer and have been experimenting with some time-lapse photography! I call it the “first real time-lapse” because I discovered in my research that I was not compiling the exposures properly in previous videos!…

Feature Photographer Interview: Richard Heersmink

Greetings everyone! After a long hiatus, TIA International Photography is excited to recommence the Feature Photographer interview series with Richard Heersmink, a remarkable photographer currently based in my favorite city for photography — Sydney, Australia! Before we get into the heart of interview, I always enjoy the opportunity to say a few words about the featured photographer…

The City & The Music Video, Part I

By now, I hope I have established that I’m thoroughly enamored with our world’s biggest (and not so big) metropolises.  I am crazy about them.  Cities are like people.  They have personalities, attitudes, cultures, and a way of life that differs from others — just like people.  Chicago has an essence and personality that is…

Hooray for Hollywood?

As a professional photographer headquartered in Seattle, I always enjoy learning the locations from where new customers and potential clients contact TIA, and which images they are interested in licensing. For example, I am currently dealing with (or patiently waiting for, rather) an architecture firm in London for its final decision on which TIA aerial…

“State of Independence”

Hello, everyone!  I hope you have all been having an excellent summer (or winter!) in your respective parts of the planet.  I have been away for quite some time, but I plan to make the effort to be around much more frequently since I have recently detoxified and purged some long-term poisons in my professional…

“Know Thy Printer. . .”

“Photographers, know thy printer, for the printer will forever portray your perspective to the world.” A most frustrating situation occurred in early November that has inevitably motivated me to narrate a very exasperating experience with you.  This story should be shared because it is a collection of events not dissimilar to a comedy of consecutive…

Feature Photographer Interview: Jörn Braasch

Greetings everyone!  Welcome to TIA’s latest Feature Photographer interview with Jörn Braasch of Anek-Artwork, an extremely talented photographer based in Hamburg, Germany.  Not only is Jörn a very skilled night-time, urban landscape photographer, he is a very creative media designer with a specialization in animation and time-lapse photography.  I discovered Jörn’s work via Flickr about…

Seattle’s “Fog Affair”, The Sequel

In January and February 2013, Seattle experienced some major low-lying fog for several consecutive days. When the fog descended upon Seattle, it literally transformed the city into something rather exotic and, to some extent, alien. Needless to say, it was quite exciting for TIA to capture several scenes around Seattle with this new, obscure ambiance…

Another Place and Time

Tuesday, September 11, 2001, remains one of the most surreal and darkest days in world history and human civilization.

Feature Photographer Interview: José Garrido

Greetings, ladies and gentlemen!  It’s been nearly four months since the last Feature Photographer interview.  During this time, conflicting schedules, vacations, and pure modesty have often been the reasons TIA International Photography has encountered challenges behind recruiting new photographers for the feature interviews.  Many photographers who have shied away from the interview will be approached…

Photographing Skeletons

TIA International Photography would like to use this article as a special opportunity to promote two partners who have been integral to promoting TIA in the last year.  The first partner is Kirk DeMatas, the author of “Wordspeak” (2008) and, more recently, “Conversations with Skeletons” (2012).  TIA provided some photography for “Wordspeak”, and was hired…

An Intro to Night Photography

Starbucks Coffee Company recently invited me to make a presentation about night photography for its internal photography club. It was a terrific event for which I had nearly a month to prepare. I was never nervous once until a few seconds after the presentation started on April 9th. A bout of apprehensiveness struck me, which…

Feature Photographer Inteview: Clayton Perry

Greetings, Ladies & Gentlemen!  Welcome, once again, to the latest edition of the Feature Photographer series on TIA International Photography’s official blog!  I really love doing these features, and I am very pleased to have Clayton Perry of Clayton Perry Photoworks as our guest for this interview.  Similar to previous feature photographers, Clayton and I crossed…

Feature Photographer Interview: Rebecca Ang

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am thrilled to introduce you to the next photographer of TIA’s Feature Photographer series!  She’s Rebecca Ang, an incredibly talented and artistic photographer based in Singapore.  I initially came to know Rebecca’s work on Flickr and was so extremely enamored with her mesmerizing cityscapes of Singapore.  She is one of those…

“If You’re Good at Doing Something. . .”

Recently, PhotoShelter.com presented an intriguing blog topic entitled “Would You Work for Free?”  The subject has generated plenty of discussion among photographers who are approached to perform services or contribute their images for little to no compensation at all.  Responses included very reproachful remarks while others have attributed this trend to the Information Age in…

Beautiful Day by the Bay

San Francisco is on my mind at the moment. Since I was a child, I still think it is the most beautiful city in the United States. The Bay, the Bridges, the city, the neighborhoods and, of course, the people — they each make the city so unique and spectacular in its own remarkable way.

Codes, Creeds & Disrespectful Deeds

One topic that has frequently been on my mind is the ethics code among photographers. Does a code actually exist, or is it a figment of a photographer’s imagination? Or perhaps, is it my imagination solely? As human beings, we each have our own codes and regulations that guide our behavior, and determine what we…

Hope & Irresponsibility

I think it happened somewhere on Hope Street between  W. 2nd & W. 3rd Streets, possibly a little after 8pm. It was the fourth day of November in 2011, a Friday night. I was enjoying the urban grid of the streets of LA on what turned out to be a very clear night.  It had been raining when…

Feature Photographer Interview: Sam Antonio

Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends and Subscribers to TIA International Photography, it is with extreme delight to welcome you to the revamped edition of TIA’s official blog!  In addition, TIA is very excited to introduce you to the latest photographer for the Feature Photographer series:  Sam Antonio! I have followed Sam’s work for roughly three years,…

Can’t Get New York Out of My Head

Hi everyone!  Please enjoy my latest photo video showcase, featuring the mega-metropolis known as New York City.  This is my first full-length photo video since last year’s “Paris X.X.L.”!  In addition to my passion for night-time photography and aerial photography, I often like to compile the hundreds, if not thousands, of photographs from one location…

Feature Photographer Interview: Toby Harriman

Ladies and Gentlemen, after being on hiatus for almost four months, TIA International Photography is very pleased to continue the Feature Photographer series! We are going to resume the interview series with a photographer who, I believe, has an incredible talent for showcasing the enchanting mystique of San Francisco and the Bay Area.  Ever since…

“Conversations with Skeletons”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAybSAY_yzM

TIA International Photography would like to take a moment to share a promo video from a very good friend, Canadian author Kirk DeMatas, regarding the upcoming published release of his 2nd compilation of profound poetry, “Conversations with Skeletons.”
TIA traveled on assignment to Toronto last September to conduct the photo shoot with Kirk and mutual friends. You will see a sample of some of that photography here. (These images are quite different from what you’re used to seeing, which makes Kirk’s project all that more intriguing)!

Kirk’s book will premiere this fall! Stayed tuned for more information!

Feature Photographer Interview: Viviana Singh

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my great pleasure to introduce you to Viviana Singh (or Vivi, as I and many of her friends call her).  I am very enthusiastic to present this latest interview in my Feature Photographer series because Vivi’s photography has a profound depth that’s quite challenging to describe in words.  As a…

Feature Photographer Interview: Joshua Gunther

Ladies and Gentlemen, it brings me a lot of pleasure to introduce you to Joshua Gunther, a very talented photographer who has the keen ability to produce electrifying cityscape images.  I have been a fan of Josh’s work for a number of years, and I had the opportunity to meet him in Los Angeles in…

Feature Photographer Interview: Steve Rosset

Ladies and gentlemen from all realms of travel and photography, it is my genuine pleasure to introduce you to Steve Rosset, a world traveler whose characteristic photographs are always riveting and intriguing.  Steve and I crossed paths on Flickr back in 2009 and have been following each other’s work ever since.  We are hoping to…