Building photography tips you need to remember
Build a sense of place
Capture a variety of images, but always start off with the building or structure in its surroundings. When shooting a bridge, for example, the river needs to be seen flowing underneath. If there are grounds or a courtyard, then start by capturing a situational image to give a sense of place.
Always look up
Work towards the subject using wide-angle and zoom lenses. Remember, shooting upwards will give a sense of power to the subject, but don’t get too close. A 45° angle is perfect for this, and you can also use symmetry to your advantage.
Shoot abstract images
Get creative by using wide-angle lenses to pull and stretch the image into shape. This technique works particularly well for interiors, so choose a pillar or a ceiling and make a dynamic picture by distorting the shot in a harmonious way.
Turn the camera
Don’t just stick to landscape or portrait framing – try angling the camera for original takes on well-photographed scenes. It’s easy to get caught up in the mathematics of architectural framing, so ditch the rule book and angle the shot into place.
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