Residential Architectural Exterior Photography

What do you do when photographing a home exterior and mother nature only provides dark gray cloudy skies? 

A design-build client of mine wanted a good exterior cover image of a recently completed remodel project to go along with all the fabulous interior portfolio photos. Thereby completing the visual story of the project for their company's website and social media marketing. The project was a mountain home remotely located and we only had one day for photo production with rain in the forecast, uh-oh!

Arriving early in the morning to photograph the east facing exterior, I setup the perfect camera angle so show the best look for the rustic barn styled log home. The client wanted the remodel project's updates featured in the cover image, such as the new large picture and the unique blackout of the roof soffit along with the fresh exterior finish color. Just one problem, the skies were overcast and dark- not the best look for a residential exterior.


The best solution was to capture the image with the dark gray sky and replace it with a nice blue sky in post production. A major client benefit to in-house image processing at is the ability to make corrections like these.

Hand-crafted image retouching of a architectural photos like this begins with careful selection of the sky using digital tools such as Photoshop® and then replacing the selection with beautiful skies from images in's library of source files. Below is the final image delivered to a happy client!

Rustic Mountain Home Remodel Exterior. Photography by Mark Quentin/

Rustic Mountain Home Remodel Exterior. Photography by Mark Quentin/

Get high quality architecture exterior photos for your marketing and social media image library by connecting now.

Find more information about professional photography solutions for architecture and interior design here. Mark Quentin specializes in architectural assignments in the Boulder/Denver Colorado area. See more here!

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Design-Build Collaboration featuring cost share Photography

Share the portfolio images and share the costs ...what a great idea!

 I pondered the best way for my business to truly be apart of the Colorado #DesignBuild industry featuring both residential and commercial architecture, interior design, construction craftsmanship and landscape designThe concept is to create more imagery than most individual budgets allow and then license the images to several of the project partners who share the costs for the additional production fees. By offering up to three party* usage rights to clients who commission Design Portfolio image production, everyone gets more high quality images for less cost. Introducing the Multi-Party Assignment Cost Share Program now available! Get more info here.

The purpose of #DesignPortfolio Photography is to showcase your project in its best possible way. With the advent of Digital Photography and Photoshop, photos can match what our eyes see. The real concepts of comfort, luxury, and class can be accurately expressed in the images of your project work. Details can be captured to give your perspective clients an idea of your skills, experience, and quality. Mark Quentin at Studio Q Photography is determined to create top quality visual content for Architects, Interior Designers, Design-Build firms and contractors as well as for Editorial Publications, Design and Construction Award Submissions, and your Brand Advertising & Marketing Communications. Clients will be able to see your work as if they were really there, with all of the detail you intended.

Connect now to build an image library that showcases your brand quality, design skills and build excellence! #MarketingPhotography #Architecture-InteriorDesignPhotographer

* Need to include additional project partners beyond the three principles? No problem, just upgrade your image license with additional party usage rights for a percentage of production fees.

Consumer Reports Magazine publishes Studio Q Photography

Look for this year's Consumer Reports Kitchen Planning & Buying Guide hitting news stands nation wide this week which features a full page image crafted by Mark Quentin at Studio Q Photography.  This beautiful kitchen is located in Boulder, Colorado and was designed and constructed by the top notch firm Melton Design Build also based in Boulder.

Photographing great architectural design has been a passionate focus of my commercial photography business for many years. I thrive while solving the unique challenges of each subject space - from choosing the best camera angle that tells it's story, then crafting the best possible photographic lighting, to completion by artistically rendering the final image during post production. Producing magazine quality images requires experience, persistence and technical precision. Contact Mark at to craft your essential images!