Photographing interiors of many famous photo locations often means shooting handheld. Many such landmarks ban the use of tripods, leaving photographers to their own devices to keep their cameras stable when shooting interior photography.
Cities offer huge image potential for photographers with a creative eye, and shooting building photography is a great way to extend your portfolio. You don’t need lots of specialist (and pricey) equipment to for top-notch pictures of buildings; you can get started with just a camera and a few basic lenses.
Interior photography may at first sound fairly easy, but rest assured it is quite challenging. From tricky exposures to mixed lighting causing white balance issues, to hordes of tourists walking through your frame, there are all sorts of problems you must overcome in order to shoot quality interior photography.
Using extreme angles and viewpoints can produce striking pictures of buildings. But if you tilt the camera it can look like the building is about to topple over backwards. This effect is called converging verticals. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to easily straighten your pictures of builds using your in-camera editing features.
When architectural photographers take pictures of buildings, their aim is to capture it at its very best. They try to shoot it in the best light, at the best time of day and from the best possible angle – and preferably without any pesky people cluttering it up!
Find out how you can take pictures of buildings like a professional by learning the secrets of getting set up and what gear you’ll need to succeed.
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Are you struggling with your architecture photography? Are loitering tourists, distortion and wobbly tripods getting in the way of great pictures? Our latest photography cheat sheet should hopefully help.
Our latest photography cheat sheet examines four of the key challenges in architecture photography: composition, expose for exteriors, expose for interiors and how to correct convergence.