Posts tagged “Architectural Photography

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.


Jig-Saw (Two Photographs)

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I am a fan of reflections and this one reminded me of a jig-saw puzzle. I like the black and white conversion, the colour vision seems to remove some detail and focus for the eye despite the contrast.


Office Abstract (Two Photographs)

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I saw this window and the reflections in the marble and wanted to do something with the scene. It was only as I was leaving did I realize it was the anti-room to an office (how intimidating that must be for visitors). With film there was always grain, these days we remove noise and add grain if we wish. I think noisy photos, mimicking grain, are sometimes just fine.


Don’t Look Up (Two Photographs)

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Sometimes looking up is amazing and capturing that feeling in a photograph isn’t difficult. I took a direct approach, making the near symmetry in each photo work for me. The sun coming over the top of the building was perfect.


Montreal Windows (Two Photographs)

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Montreal is a a bigger, busier city than Ottawa and provided more opportunity and some additional challenges (like traffic) for my kind of city photography. Both photos are HDR, originally shot in B&W, processed in colour and filtered back to B&W.

 


Homes (Two Photographs)

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Shooting houses is an interesting opportunity to learn what a difference angle of view and other framing options provide. Years ago I was asked to shoot a house that might be rented for an exterior in a TV commercial. I was told they wanted it to look odd and a bit creepy. Great assignment for a teenager just getting into photography. I shot 12 sites I thought might work. I was amused when the people I was working for had a hard time choosing among three of the locations. From that and other experiments, I learned a bit about moody architecture shots, e.g. that the results depend as much on the foreground as the subject.