Posts tagged “Architectural Photography

Stairs (Two Photographs)

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Sometimes the shadows catch your eye. I find it takes more than one shot to get the framing right and even then I fiddle with the crop to capture the idea. Often I will bracket exposures and use Photoshop’s HDR function to meld the results, giving me even more latitude.


Distortion (Two Photographs)

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There are three types of distortion in photography that I think are of interest: lenses often have distortion (there is usually an in camera or post-processing fix that can easily be made); whenever we photograph glass there is a high incidence of distortion; and finally there is creative distortion in where you position yourself. You can take advantage of these distortions. These photos, while the focus is on the reflection, also benefit from other distortions of the glass and lens position.


Old is New (Two Photographs)

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I have photographed this window before and it has appeared on my blog before. Sometimes an urban subject is such that I return to it again and again, hoping to get just a touch better result that better illustrates my fascination.


Kaleidoscope (Two Photographs)

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It is always a challenge when you go someplace you have been many times to find a new take, a detail you missed before or a change warranting notice. I was walking towards this building which I have seen many times but it was recently renovated and the new windows made for a great kaleidoscopic effect.


Windows (Three Photographs)

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Windows have always held a fascination for me in photography. It’s often surprising the results you can get focusing on windows. The keystoning and and other things we need to correct to get a straight picture may be a bit of a hassle but the results can be rewarding.


Brutalism and Contrast (Two Photographs)

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With all my writing about contrast this week, I could not leave out one other observation. When it comes to photos with significant contrast black and white or colour are not at issue either one will do. However, one area for creative post-processing is in the luminance of the different parts of the photograph. It is possible to increase the contrasting light by adding or subtracting light with graduated software filters.


What Camera? (Two Photographs)

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If you have been asked what camera to buy or asked the question yourself, you are certainly not alone. It’s one of the most frequently asked questions. In my nature photography book I devoted a section to the question. While I love my Fuji XT for the street, I don’t think it can compete with Nikon D500 and 200-500 lens just yet. Mirrorless are coming along but the lenses are expensive. Many nature photographers use bridge cameras and don’t worry too much about the limitations.  In my view mirrorless are great for family, street, portraits, but DSLRs still rule most other areas like nature photography. That said the future is mirrorless. Fuji is hindered by a lack of third party lenses, but Sony, Nikon and Canon are coming along fast.