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Captivating Architecture

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Architectural photography is the photographing of buildings and similar structures that are both aesthetically pleasing and accurate representations of their subjects.
We'll shoot from 3.30pm to catch the setting sun against the buildings. This creates a more dramatic shot with long shadows on on the building details. Shooting buildings is good practice for every photographer.

Architectural images shouldn’t just be aesthetic and graphic; they should also provide dynamism and movement – so play with the lines, the light and the shadows to provide interest and consider the hierarchy of levels and areas. Architecture is built on the principle of symmetry, so capturing this symmetry will ultimately reinforce the subject matter and hopefully strengthen the composition.

We'll also shoot after dark. Some buildings are very well lit up at night and it takes technique and skill to position your camera and settings.

What you'll need:

1. Camera ( any camera with interchangeable lenses )

2. Tripod

3. Wide angle lenses. You'll be able to capture more of the building.

4. Remote shutter release. If you don't have one, just use your timer to trigger your shutter a few seconds after you press the shutter.