Monday, 19 October 2015

Know the ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY with Aperture School of Photography

A​architecture is one of the most accessible subjects available for photography. ​Architecture is a broad subject, encompassing everything from skyscrapers to shacks. Everywhere you go you will find buildings in all sizes, shapes, colors and designs. Despite its diversity, there are a number of principles and techniques which can be applies to most situations. Keeping them in mind at all times will encourage you to think more carefully about your framing, composition, and lighting.

Q: When is the best time of the day to photograph buildings?

Ans:  The quality of light falling on your subject building influences both its physical appearance and atmosphere, so the timing of the photograph taken must be thought through.

Different types of buildings also suit different forms of light. Old structures tend to look their best during late afternoons. ​It usually helps to include some of the surrounding scenery to give context to the architecture and make it feel less cramped. The beauty of modern structures is in showing them in brighter crisper light, and where blue sky could be used as backdrop. Experiment with wide angle lenses to produce extreme perspective, or photograph the building from unusual angles

Q: Which lenses are most suited to architectural photography?

Ans: Most architectural photographers prefer wide angle lenses, simply because they allow relatively close range. They also give you plenty of control over the composition-foreground interest of frames can be included. For general use a 28 mm or 35 mm lens is ideal.

Q: Should a filter be used for Architectural Photography?

Ans: A polarizer filter adds saturation, deepens blue sky and removes any kind of unwanted reflections. You will find filters such as 81 A or 81 B to warm up and enhance warm colors to make your buildings glow.

Q: Should we take Architecture shots at night and how?

Ans: Even the most boring architecture can come alive at night - in fact many modern buildings and city centres are designed specifically with night time in mind. After dark these buildings are lit by dozens of lights which bring colour and vibrancy, and cast fantastic shadows across the face of the building. When photographing architecture at night be sure to use a tripod and set your camera to its lowest ISO setting to reduce digital noise to a minimum.

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