This is a very simple, yet
effective technique when taking
photographs of architecture: get
close to the building and look up.
It will often reveal a view that’s
not generally seen. Experiment
with how close you stand to the
building – a few steps either way
can change the view drastically.
Try using symmetry, or
reflections, to create an image
that you haven’t seen before. It’s
important to set your camera up
on a tripod to help align
everything and get the framing
just how you want. Ensure that
your eyes are always open and
don’t be afraid to explore as
many framing options as you
can think of.
that work in and around them. The shapes of the
buildings, or parts of the buildings, are what we
House, we can guess the city by these landmark
shapes to c reate t he i mage. Ta k i ng a photog raph
like to recognize what they are looking at, it’s always
wandering around the image.
designs – using these to compose your own image
architecture, and photographing this can lead to
some great shots.
The minimal modern look of new buildings is
with particular emphasis on the use of glass, steel
and, of course, reinforced concrete. These materials
are what allows the architect to create such sleek,
constrained by the blocky bricks used to build
They are now tall and slender, with glass stretching
straight edges that run in all sorts of angles.
These modern materials do come with problems
smoot h i mage is no good if t here is a not her
Top right: Contesting
curves of the buildings
and the straight cloud
lines make this image.
im a ge s re l y o n to n e s. If
you add gradients to the
picture, however, you
can enhance these
Taking a photograph from a