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.
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.
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