Look Up! Skies and buildings.

What do you see when you look up?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In cities, the buildings are defined not just by their own shapes, but by the shapes they make in the sky.

 

The spaces between the buildings are often as important as the buildings themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week we will be looking at the relationship between the sky and the buildings. How is the building affected by the sky? Do the buildings frame the sky?

 

Is the sky integral to the building?

 

 

 

 

 

How can we use the sky to help us with our composition when photographing buildings?

 

How do different skies, different angles, different qualities of light help us tell a story with our cityscapes?

 

 

This meetup will help you think about the often ignored, but vital component of your image, the sky. It will help you to bring all your compositional elements together and we will concentrate on exposure and discuss the problems, pitfalls, and solutions of photographing skies.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pub will be:


Dirty Dicks.

202 Bishopsgate

London

EC2M 4NR

Here's a review: "Probably the pub with the rudest service in London. My boyfriend and I were treated so badly that I won't go there anymore for any reason. And that's a shame, because the pub itself is nice and historical and I used to love it."

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  • Paul C.

    This was an interesting and taxing challenge. Having a high affinity for cityscapes anyway, I could have spent a lot longer on this one.

    July 10, 2013

  • peter h.

    Was suffering from photographers' block.Better now.

    July 2, 2013

  • Sandra

    And I love architecture and the city on a sunday.... :-(
    Maybe I can make it....

    June 26, 2013

    • Pete S.

      Maybe we should all canoe down there, 20 minutes sortng the trees business out (you know they are going to pick a weeping willow anyway, they always do) then back into the city for some photography. It will take ages otherwise. You know what island people are like; 40 minutes just deciding which herbal tea to have. ... :)

      June 28, 2013

    • Sandra

      Sorry I couldn't make it, would have loved this one, it wasn't just trees, it was lots of stuff to decide, the fire drill etc... (it's not like the fire engine can pull up to the front doors, so all very important....) see you at the next one hopefully...

      July 1, 2013

  • dkayuk

    Excellent meetup and challenging as always!! And no ducks present :)

    June 30, 2013

  • David F.

    Nice pics - I'm wondering whether to shoot MF black & white or go for the easy digital option...

    June 29, 2013

    • David F.

      I think I'll do both - see you tomorrow guys!

      1 · June 29, 2013

  • Susie

    Sorry to have to miss this one but after my first week in my new job I'm cream cracker-ed. Shame as I love the topic and expect Pete will throw an unexpected twist in the brief! Have fun, y'all. See you next time.

    June 29, 2013

  • Jenny

    I've not been able to make the last couple and can't do tomorrow but hope to make next one. Have fun!

    June 29, 2013

  • Sam N.

    Moving house on Sunday :( ...

    June 29, 2013

  • dkayuk

    Pete, isn't the sun at a 90 degree angle around 2pm and will this not make things awkward if we are looking up? I know I haven't RSVPed yet but I thought I'd ask the question now instead of Sunday.

    June 25, 2013

    • Pete S.

      I like what your'e doing there Christine; Reverse psychology. It always works on weather systems I find. Keep it up. :)

      June 27, 2013

    • dkayuk

      Maybe I should be more worried about snowflakes falling on my lens :)

      1 · June 27, 2013

  • Sandra

    Geometrically challenged!?! ;-) I'll have to play it by ear, I have the Island AGM Sunday late morning, all very important voting on which trees to plant etc... but as a newbie I def. need to attend, don't know how long it lasts and with one train an hour sadly might not make it...

    June 26, 2013

  • Sharon

    Need some help with architecture photography. Think I am geometrically challenged.. should be interesting.

    June 24, 2013

    • Sharon

      Wot no iPad?? How does he read things? What's a book?!?

      June 26, 2013

    • Pete S.

      He calls me and I look it up!

      June 26, 2013

  • Hannah

    Glastonbury!

    June 18, 2013

    • Pete S.

      Hey Han. Have you watched the Glastonbury film on Iplayer at the mo? It really made me want to be there. Hope you have a great time. Mud and all. Are you taking a camera or would that be kind of worrying?

      1 · June 25, 2013

    • Paul C.

      Yeah, I saw that too - really absorbing doc. There'll be imitators but that place and event will always be unique.

      June 25, 2013

  • Paul C.

    Is it strange that I find the pub sounds like a closer?

    June 18, 2013

    • Pete S.

      Ah. OK. I love bad pubs. But actually this was the only bad review. The rest were unexcitingly pleasant.

      June 19, 2013

    • Ray L.

      Sounds like a 'Carry On' movie title to me

      June 24, 2013

  • Ray L.

    As Dirty Dicks is a pub, I'll be able to order beers I can pronounce...LOL

    June 18, 2013

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