Photo Essay

architectural photography offers lots of possibilities


Photographing architecture takes a lot more skill than you would imagine at first glance. Trying to avoid the obvious leaning back-forwards or over look created by lens distortion in itself is a challenge. Though this can be corrected using the lens correction in Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop to an extent.

Some of the key tips for this type of shot are:

Think about your viewpoint and elevation to the structure

Think about movement, dynamism in the composition so there are strong directional flows

Think about shooting buildings at night/twilight to get softer light

Black and White conversion can really improve a busy shot and simplify it

You don't have to show the whole building/structure, get closer for abstract

Long exposures can be effective to capture movement amongst static structures

See some more great examples here of students work on architecture

7 responses

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (25 Jul 2014):

    fantastic shot.....and great narration...Vote

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone said (25 Jul 2014):

    outstanding !!!!

  • JPG

    JPG gave props (10 Aug 2014):

    Congrats on getting Story of the Week!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone said (11 Aug 2014):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (14 Aug 2014):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (14 Aug 2014):

    Congrats on making Story of the Week!

  • Rey mos

    Rey mos gave props (27 Aug 2014):

    Wow, congrats...I am inspired to write a story related to this.

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