2217 2nd Ave N - Birmingham AL Real Estate Photography by Tommy Daspit

The Birmingham metro real estate market is on fire. Homes are selling fast and inventory tight. The downtown Birmingham loft market is burning brighter than most. Downtown is experiencing an amazing resurgence. New shops, restaurants, and recreational scenes are making it more attractive than ever before. 

That’s why I was so excited to photograph this loft for Clint DeShazo of ARC Realty. Clint really specializes in the downtown loft niche. He runs the Birmingham Loft District Facebook and Twitter profiles. If you’re interested in some swanky downtown living, Clint is the man to talk to.

This particular loft is no exception. Right downtown in the historic Rhodes Carroll building, this one bedroom screams cool. With the exposed brick, hardwood floors, and spot lighting, it’s just perfect. A great space for me to photograph already, Clint kicked it up a notch by having Swag Home Staging and Design furnish and decorate the space. I’ve worked with Erin Dunavant and her team at Swag before on another downtown loft. I was thrilled to learn that they had done this listing as well. It makes my job so much easier and makes it so much easier to sell the property as well. It may seem counterintuitive, but a blank slate is not what potential buyers want to see. Having it styled in a fashionable way shows the possibilities of what it can be and helps people connect in a way that an empty room cannot.

Click here to see the full listing. 

Be sure to check out The Birmingham Loft District Facebook page and Swag’s website as well!

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Downtown Birmingham AL Architectural Photography by Tommy Daspit

Looking up at Downtown Birmingham, Alabama. John A Hand Building center.

Looking up at Downtown Birmingham, Alabama. John A Hand Building center.

Last week I got the opportunity to go to downtown Birmingham with Kelly to do some personal work. Sometimes it’s nice to just go out and shoot with no particular objective or assignment in mind. The weather was as perfect as it could be (it had been raining for what seemed like forever) so we loaded up the car and head out.

Some of the shots were of popular Birmingham landmarks, some others were just abstract. I was looking for interesting color contrasts, lines, and framing. I tried out some techniques for the first time and my new geared tripod head which is so awesome for architectural photography.

Take a look at the shots below and let me know which one is your favorite in the comments!

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