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.
‘City Night of Hong Kong’ was taken by Lee Yiu Tung. The extreme perspective of the buildings against the light-trails of traffic passing by make this image a great city scene.
When it comes to light, it’s quality, not quantity, that counts. A sunny day may make you more inclined to go out and take pictures, but it doesn’t guarantee you’ll get great shots. In fact, you are just as likely to capture award-winning pictures on a dark, stormy afternoon as you are under a cloudless sky.
Your digital camera can compensate for low light by cranking up the ISO, opening up the aperture, using longer shutter speeds and getting essential support from a tripod. However, your camera can’t do much about the way the light falls upon your subject, and it is this that makes or breaks a picture.
Hidden Photoshop tricks can easily be applied to images to enhance atmospheric effect.
The creative use of light can transform almost any photographic scene, helping to isolate detail, enhance colour and form a visual structure. In the quick Photoshop tutorial below, we’ll show you how to you can give new life to your images by emphasising light.