Thursday, September 27, 2018

Flats 170 Apartments Clubroom

Clubroom at Flats 170 apartments in Odenton, MD. Architect: Niles Bolton Associates, @nilesbolton_assoc . Managed by The Bozzuto Group, @thebozzutogroup . Photo: ©Todd A. Smith. Instagram: https://lnkd.in/eUEKuqs #nilesboltonassociates #bozutto #interiordesign #architecture #architects #architecturalphotography

Flats 170 Apartments Clubroom.  ArchitectL Niles Bolton Associates.  Managed by The Bozzuto Group.
Photo: ©Todd A. Smith

Todd A. Smith is a VA, DC, DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY architectural photographer based in Alexandria, VA. Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of his award-winning architectural photography and contact information.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Terrapin Row Student Housing, University of Maryland

Back to school with Terrapin Row, University of Maryland off campus student housing. Terrapin Row town houses, College Park, MD. Developed and managed by Toll Brothers Campus Living. Architect: WDG Architecture. Interior design: ForrestPerkins. Builder: CBG (Clark Builders Group). Photo: ©Todd A. Smith

Terrapin Row town houses, College Park, MD. Developed and managed by Toll Brothers Campus Living. Architect: WDG Architecture. Interior design: ForrestPerkins. Builder: CBG (Clark Builders Group). Photo: ©Todd A. Smith 

Todd A. Smith is a VA, DC, DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY architectural photographer based in Alexandria, VA. Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of his award-winning architectural photography and contact information.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Mid-Century Modern Remodel

Mid-century modern renovation of a private residence in northern Virginia. Original circa 1950's architects: Nicholas Satterlee and Donald Lethbridge.  Renovation architect: David Knudson, AIA.  Photo: ©Todd A. Smith.

Mid-Century Modern renovation of a private residence in northern, Virginia.  Photo: ©Todd A. Smith

Todd A. Smith is a VA, DC, DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY architectural photographer based in Alexandria, VA. Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of his award-winning architectural photography and contact information.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dining Room Make Over

Private Maryland residence dining room interior design by Rhonald Angelo Interiors.  Rhonald on Instagram: rhonald_angelo_interiors .

Rhonald describes his design process and the details: "This design replaced an outdated and inappropriate country French design for the client's dining room which was dark, a north facing room with only one window. Coral was her color choice. This color stands in contrast to light colored walls, a new lighting scheme and Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring. Modern furniture and Asian accents furnish the room. Alabaster urns are antiques, round ebonized mirror, eighteenth century Tang Dynasty Chinese dancer, Chinese Elm-wood stand. Small antique Colombian terracotta vessels hold Bonsai plants. "Ice" serving tray displays live oranges. Antiques, no matter how small or large, infuse soul into any modern interior space".


Ellicott City, MD dining room interior design by Rhonald Angelo Interior.  Photo: ©Todd A. Smith

To create this image I used a mix of ambient, diffused and spot lighting, careful placement of the objects and reflections and post processing in Photoshop including removal of a certain photographer from the mirror.  Photo: ©Todd A. Smith.


Todd A. Smith is a VA, DC, DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY architectural photographer based in Alexandria, VA. Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of his award-winning architectural photography and contact information.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Luxury Town Home Master Bedroom Photography

Photographing this master bedroom shot of the Kenley Federal luxury town home model in Ashburn, VA at dusk created a nice mood in the image. I added a bit of extra light to the very dark wooden dresser and night stand to bring out their beautiful details. In addition I placed subtle spot lighting in other areas of the room to keep the viewer's eye moving through the image.


Toll Brothers Luxury Town Home Kenley Model Master Bedroom.  Photo: ©Todd A. Smith
The Kenley Federal luxury town home model is located in the Loudoun Valley development built by Toll Brothers, Inc. in Ashburn, VA. Ashburn is located about 40 miles west of Washington, DC. Photo: ©Todd A. Smith

Todd A. Smith is a VA, DC, DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY architectural photographer based in Alexandria, VA. Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of his award-winning architectural photography and contact information.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Hiroshima's 73rd Anniversary of the Atomic Bomb

Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Hiroshima, Japan.  6 August 2018 is the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima, Japan during WWII. This site was ground zero on 6 August 1945 when the world's first atomic bomb was dropped in warfare by the B-29 Enola Gay.  Originally built as The Hiroshima Prefecture Industrial Promotion Hall in 1915 by Czech architect Jan Letzel, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial is also known as Genbaku Dome, Atomic Bomb Dome or the A-Bomb Dome.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Hiroshima, Japan.  Photo: ©Todd A. Smith
When I shot this view of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, all the other photographers chose the opposite side of the structure to set their tripods.  I liked this view the best plus I didn't want to take the same angle as everyone else.

Todd A. Smith is a VA, DC, DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY architectural photographer based in Alexandria, VA. Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of his award-winning architectural photography and contact information.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Wildlife Photography: Great Blue Heron in Accotink Wildlife Refuge, VA

A Great Blue Heron perches in a duck blind at Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge in Virginia, patiently awaiting a tasty little fish to swim by.  The bird kept watch in that exact position whole time I was working.  Photographing nature is a fun compliment to my professional life of architectural videography and photography in the Washington DC area. Photo: ©Todd A. Smith

Great Blue Heron perched in a duck blind ready to strike in Accotink Wildlife Refuge, VA. Photo: ©Todd A. Smith

Todd A. Smith is a VA, DC, DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY architectural photographer based in Alexandria, VA. Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of his award-winning architectural photography and contact information.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toddasmithphoto/

Monday, July 23, 2018

Presidential Dining Room in Washington, DC

This view toward the dining room fireplace in the Woodrow Wilson House Museum @wwilsonhouse,  Washington, DC reveals a portrait of Woodrow Wilson's wife Edith, painted in 1920 by Seymour Stone.  If you look carefully at Edith's portrait, you'll notice her chair has no left arm.  The story goes that after the portrait was completed Edith requested a revision that her waistline be made to look more "trim". Stone grudgingly obliged but in doing so he only painted one arm of the chair in subtle protest!  I chose this composition with the stair case's rail and newel post in the foreground to frame the image and add a first-person experience.


President Woodrow Wilson House Museum in Washington, DC.  Vignette of the second floor hallway looking into th dining room.  Photo: ©Todd A. Smith

Since we could not actually light the fireplace of this historic property I used special lighting to create the illusion of fire to add interest to this otherwise empty area. From there I spotlit both the child's portrait and Edith's portrait to draw the viewer's eye to them and then added other accent lights around the room to bring out form and detail.  Had I just used ambient light I could not have achieved these enhancements.  Photo: ©Todd A. Smith

Todd A. Smith is a VA, DC, DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY architectural photographer based in Alexandria, VA. Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of his award-winning architectural photography and contact information.  Instagram: @toddasmithphoto

Sunday, July 15, 2018

2017 Ellicott City Show House Drawing room

Detail image of Washington, DC interior designer Rhonald Angelo @rhonald_angelo_interiors drawing room in the 2017 Ellicott City, MD Designers Show House at White Hall.  White Hall is a stunning 19th century Federal style mansion near Baltimore, MD.


Detail of White Hall drawing room fireplace by Rhonald Angelo Interiors.  Photo: ©Todd A. Smith

Rhonald's flair for seamlessly combining diverse design genres and historical periods is shown here with an African JuJu hat over the fireplace, Lenox vases and a Chinese calligraphy brush on the mantel and antique Chinese garden stools flanking the fireplace.  A Bakshaish Persian area rug ties his design together.  Rhonald completely restored the fireplace.  He commissioned fine artist Lisa Malveaux @lisabrownmalveaux to hand paint the fireplace insets with a combination of White Hall scenes and faux marble.  For safety reasons we could not make an actual fire in the fireplace of this historic property.  To make the fireplace area as inviting as possible I placed special lighting in its interior.  Next I lit the entire room with three more lights in a way to reveal details and contours in the design elements featured in the architectural photography I produced. Photo: ©Todd A. Smith.  Instagram: @toddasmithphoto .

Todd A. Smith is a VA, DC, DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY architectural photographer based in Alexandria, VA. Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of his award-winning architectural photography and contact information.

Friday, June 22, 2018

WI State Capitol Reflection in US Bank Plaza

The Wisconsin State Capitol at dusk in summer reflecting in the windows of U.S. Bank Plaza (formerly First Wisconsin Plaza) Madison, WI.  The Wisconsin State Capitol was built 1906-1917, architect: George B. Post.  U.S. Bank Plaza (formerly First Wisconsin Plaza) was built 1974, design architect: Bruce John Graham architectural firm: SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill). Photo: ©Todd A. Smith.

The Wisconsin State Capitol at dusk in summer reflecting in the windows of U.S. Bank Plaza (formerly First Wisconsin Plaza) Madison, WI.  The Wisconsin State Capitol was built 1906-1917, architect: George B. Post.  U.S. Bank Plaza (formerly First Wisconsin Plaza) was built 1974, design architect: Bruce John Graham architectural firm: SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill). Photo: ©Todd A. Smith.
Todd A. Smith is a VA, DC, DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY architectural photographer based in Alexandria, VA. Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of his award-winning architectural photography and contact information.