Posts tagged “Architecture Photography

There is no such thing as straight line! (Two Photographs)

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One of the advantages of high-end processing programs like Photoshop is that you have many tools to straighten your lines and horizon. One of the downsides of high-end processing programs like Photoshop is that you can spend all day with the transform tools and be only slightly better off. Now I am not an expert but I am finding few straight lines in my urban photographs. Sure I give it a try in post-processing and I find more tools and techniques all the time, but frankly this is the most time-consuming element of processing some urban photos. When I find a tool that works for me I will pass the info straight along.


Architecture (Three Photographs)

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Photographs like these give me an opportunity to bring out detail, working with shadows and light. The subject may be static but you get to choose the direction from which to shoot, and that makes all the difference. These photos were taken in Montreal.


Why? (Three Photographs)

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I was in a camera store chatting with some friends in front of and behind the counter. Beside us a man was showing off some photographs to another person. We overheard “why did you take that? Which sort of stopped the conversation I was part of. There was no reply as the man moved onto another photograph. In my view that is the kind of question a teacher asks a student. Most of us take photographs of things that interest us and that should be obvious. There are better questions to ask.


Symmetry (Three Photographs)

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Montreal is know for its outdoor stairs. With the Fuji I tend to fill the frame and leave little room for cropping. It’s something I need to be more aware of. It does not really hurt my photographs but it would be nice to have that option of a bit more in the frame.  When you have just a bit more space to work with, straight lines are easier and more creative cropping is possible.


Juxtaposition (Three Photographs)

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It often strikes me walking down a street that the less than perfect public spaces are more interesting than the contrived or planned ones. For the photographer who still sees interesting shape and form in the latter, it takes more effort in choosing what is in the frame to make it stand out.


Montreal Windows (Two Photographs)

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Photographs like these are taking me longer and longer to process as I struggle with perspectives (it would nice if things started out a bit straighter). And of course contrast, and how to deploy it is also challenging. It’s worth it for the results.


Montreal Buildings (Two Photographs)

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I am very pleased with both of these shots, the details show in the staircases; the tonality shows the contrast between new and old. The slight tilt adds impact. It takes a while but when you can predict the final outcome, photography is a lot more fun.