Photography for Architects
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Creating and Capturing a Feeling
Architectural photography is much more than a picture of a building. It is the representation of the function and feel of a structure. It is capturing the design intent and the vision of the owner and architect in a single photographic frame. But more than capturing, the photographer must use knowledge of light and angle to create a shot which produces a visual and emotional effect in a photograph.
The fundamental principles of any form of photography are the building blocks of excellent architectural photography. Composition, angle, and lighting are the most important considerations in creating great architectural photographs. By knowing first what the shot needs to capture, lighting can then be put into place to accent and complement the angle being shot.
Effective Listening, Effective Photography
Selecting an Architectural Photographer
For a third-party opinion on what you should look for in an architectural photographer, check out Architecture Week’s excellent article on selecting an architectural photographer. http://www.architectureweek.com/2003/0205/culture_1-1.html