The Elements of Great Architectural Photography

What makes great architecture? A simple answer to this question is a photographer’s ability to give buildings a story. It takes a regular building, freezes it in time, and though it is frozen, gives it life by capturing it from an interesting perspective. This being said, here are the elements of great architectural photography you don’t want to miss.

In Great Architectural Photography, the Direction of Light Is Clear

Great architectural photography follows the direction of light, properly accentuating shadows, textures, and contrast in all the right places. With the right lighting, photos of your building will have well-distributed exposure from every corner.

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Great Architectural Photography  Makes Use of the Wide-Angle Lens

A wide-angle lens isn’t necessary for every great photo of a building, though its width makes it ideal for framing entire buildings and, thus, entire scenes.

Great Architectural Photography Consists of Beautiful, Converging Lines

A beautiful photo of a building always consists of converging lines. The more vertical the lines are, the better. In addition, the more distance there is between a photographer and the building, the more likely the photographer is to capture the long lines of the building.

Great Architectural Photography Has No Camera Shake

Light and motion should be still. There should be no camera shake or excessive noise. Great architectural photography is sharp and, consequently, captures your building as it truly looks in real life – just like it deserves to be.

Crushman Wakefield – The Orchid

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