In this post I will share with you the top three architectural photography tips. Hopefully by the time you’ve finished reading this, you will take these and develop your own unique artistic output. You may want to check out Chad Chenier Photography – Houston Architectural Photography for more. At the end of this article I will share with you some links where you can download and print free architecture plans, sample designs and photos. Architecture photography is very popular and many professional photographers are able to take impressive images of the structures and cities around the world.
The main problem that most photographers and architects face with their photography is the lack of understanding of focal points, depth of field, lens flare, panning, composition, lighting and post-processing. In this article I will cover each one of these areas and show you how to apply them to architecture photography. Focal points refer to the objects in the foreground and the objects that you wish to be in the foreground, typically your subject.
The next area of photography that is often overlooked is lighting, it can greatly affect how good your images look. A good lighting technique is using long Exposure, this stops and lets the light do its job instead of burning out the highlights in your photograph. There is also what is called low-light photography, which is used mainly with old architecture, you need to photograph the structure in the low light level, so that the colors are not lost in the brightness of the post-processing. Last but not least is the ‘effects’ post processing. This post-processing technique makes your image look like it was made yesterday instead of today.