It's Week #22: Architecture

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Simply put, Architectural Photography is the art of photographing a structure’s interior or exterior, or an element of a building. It can actually be trickier – and more addictive – than it sounds. It’s not just about the obvious shape, or lines. But it’s about the lines within the lines, the shapes within the shapes. Go wide or zoom in. Once you are open to it, you’ll start finding beautiful shapes, patterns, and lines all around you!


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 Tips and Tuts:

  • Architecture is more than just buildings. Bridges, stadiums, tunnels, monuments, these are all architecture. Think outside the box!
  • Find one interesting detail to focus on, rather than photographing the entire building.
  • Check out this article for some inspiration from 25 modern architectural photographers. 
  • Random people getting in the way of your shot? Check out this tutorial on how to remove unwanted passersby from your photo!

Looking for more inspiration? Check out our “Architecture” album from 2015, as well as “Cityscape” from 2013. And as always, check out The Googles! Oh you sweet Googles.

 Extra Credit: Super Wide!

For some extra credit joojoo, try shooting at 16mm or wider! A super wide shot is a great way to to get a unique perspective on your shot, and to show off a lot more than can fit in a standard frame. If you don’t have a wide-angle lens, definitely consider renting or borrowing one, they are super fun!
Check out the Googles for some more inspiration. 

Remember, it is not necessary to work in this Extra Credit piece. It’s extra credit!

*Please note!! You can only submit ONE photo per week, for the week’s challenge. This photo can include the “Extra Credit” part of the challenge, or the “regular” challenge, but you can never submit more than one photo!

Past Challenges - 2015