Building photography: tips for pro results without the specialist gear

    | Photography Tips | 24/10/2012 02:00am

    Get creative with filters


    Simple filters can give your building photography a professional finish. Here’s how…

    Try using filters when shooting urban subjects. The first photo pictured right was taken in early evening light.

    Building photography tips: use a polariser

    With a polarising filter

    Once the abstract composition was finalised, the photographer simply waited for complementary clouds to appear above the building. A polarising filter was used to eliminate reflections and increase the contrast between the sky and clouds.

    Building photography tips: use a 10-stop ND filter

    With a 10-stop ND filter

    For the above image, a 10-stop Neutral Density (ND) filter was used to slow the shutter speed enough to turn the fluffy clouds moving overhead into a smooth blur.

    The softness of the clouds adds emphasis to the building, greatly increasing the sharpness and linear feel.

    PAGE 1: What you need to get started with building photography
    PAGE 2: Set up your camera correctly for building photography
    PAGE 3: Get creative with filters
    PAGE 4: Building photography tips you need to remember


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    Posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 at 2:00 am under Photography Tips.

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