Architectural Photography

tajmajalImpressive architectural designs and unique buildings inspire many photographers and travelers to develop their photography to feature them as the subject. Here are some key tips worth considering to develop architectural photography skills.

The Camera

You do not need to have the best camera technology to shoot beautiful pictures. Nowadays the vast majority of cameras are relatively affordable, and yet they still feature settings that are fairly good enough to produce sharp photos. The most important thing is to have light and a good angle. The good thing about architectural photography is that buildings will not move. So you will not have to trouble yourself with being quick enough. You will have ample time to find the best angle and to choose the best time of day to gain the proper amount of light for your shots.

Color Effects

Sepia and black and white effects are often used for architectural photography as they are nice touches, especially in the case of old buildings.

Angles and Perspectives

Make sure you think outside of the box and choose a really good angle of the building. Different perspectives can make a building look even more beautiful. Sometimes it is best to avoid the traditional shots, such as the facade or having the main door at the center of the shot. By tilting your camera, or climbing to the top of the building you are bound to get better shots. Experimenting with different viewpoints is crucial in architectural photography. It is a simple trick that can help you shoot awesome photos.


Some buildings will have unique, intricate details that demand zooming. A detailed close up of a sculpture, or part of an aperture can be an interesting way of exposing interesting features of a building that may often go unnoticed.