Architecture Photography Tips

symmertty9Architectural photography is the photographing of buildings and similar structures that are both aesthetically pleasing and accurate representations of their subjects.

This photography differs from other styles of Photography because you are concentrating usually on just one subject such as a building as opposed to other genres where you are trying to capture emotion.

Throughout the history of photography, buildings have been highly valued photographic subjects, mirroring society’s appreciation for architecture and its cultural significance. By the 1860s, architectural photography started to become an established visual medium.

Much as building designs changed and broke with traditional forms, architectural photography also evolved. During the early-to-mid-20th century, architectural photography became more creative as photographers used diagonal lines and bold shadows in their compositions, and experimented with other techniques.



Architecture Photography Tips

1. As with any photography, if you are keen to create stunning images, take the time to research and browse other photographers images for ideas and you’ll also get a good feeling as to the style you prefer.

2. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles of architecture photography. This will assist you greatly in gaining a good understanding of what you really enjoy photographing

3. Experiment also with editing software, in particular, cropping.
You’ll be amazed how this helps you to develop an eye for what to photography.


architecture4. Don’t be afraid to go shoot the same buildings or structures as you may see something you didn’t capture the first time. In addition, weather can often produce a more dramatic shot than the first time you visited.

5. With buildings its exciting to see how different angles nd perspectives will truly make your photos stand out. Don’t be afraid to look for different angles of the same buildings. Yes, get down on the ground and lye on your back if necessary and you’ll be totally amazed at the results.

5. Get out and spend time with this… dedicate an hour or so just to walk around a city close to you, preferably a city that you are familiar with. There will be a lot of structures thta you have seen many times before… but it becomes really exciting when you start seeing and  shooting photos from various angles.

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