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    City Photography: tips for taking pictures of buildings with maximum impact

    | Photography Tips | 12/07/2013 00:01am
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    Final tips on how to take compelling pictures of buildings

    Final tips on how to take compelling pictures of buildings: plan ahead

    Fail to plan, plan to fail
    “Paul had clearly thought carefully about the day ahead before he arrived at Salford Quays,” says Howard. “He came with an aerial map of the location and a chart of where the sun would be at different times of the day.” Doing this research meant Paul knew exactly which sides of which buildings would be best lit at any given time of day. For more aerial maps, visit http://maps.live.com.

     

    Final tips on how to take compelling pictures of buildings: use a robust tripod

    Try a more robust tripod
    “Although Howard has a nice, lightweight Manfrotto tripod, it’s not ideal. My Manfrotto might be more expensive, but it’s bigger and heavier, making it perfect for shake-free shots.”

     

    Final tips on how to take compelling pictures of buildings: know your lenses

    Know your lenses
    Lenses give their best at medium aperture settings and Howard discovered a neat trick from Paul for harnessing this whenever possible. Using the results of his own tests, Paul sticks a table of a lens’s performance for each key aperture to the back of its cap!

    PAGE 1: Meet our professional photographer and apprentice
    PAGE 2: City photography tips for during the shoot
    PAGE 3: Final tips on how to take compelling pictures of buildings
    PAGE 4: Our professional photographer’s recommended gear
    PAGE 5: Shot of the Day

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    Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips.

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