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7 best tips for better Architectural photography


Do you love capturing architectural works and carvings from different angles?? Are you a photography lover or architecture lover?

Sounds silly, but the two options could be a single choice to some. Yeah, that’s right. Photographers, whether professionals or beginners, will always love to capture the beauty, the ethics, and the culture around them. And so is with this. They travel from one place to another to capture the essence of beauty and ethics across the world.
Every building across the world has a different architectural structure. And each has its beauty and uniqueness.

What is Architecture?

low angle photo of mirror glass building
Photo by Redd

The study of styling, designing, and making buildings and solid structures such as statues, pillars, bridges, etc is known as Architecture.

There are study courses for different types of architecture work. The courses you came across could be engineering, diploma, etc.

This is not as easy as it seems. It needs hard work, patience, effort, and accuracy. Even a simple mistake in measurement can deteriorate any architecture model. The more focus, the more accurate it will be.

Some architecture styles applied to famous architecture structures are:

  • Greek and Roman Classical Architecture.
  • Gothic Architecture.
  • Baroque.
  • Neoclassical Architecture.
  • Victorian Architecture.
  • Modern Architecture.
  • Post-Modern Architecture.

The designs and styles of different buildings and structures attract photographers. They know how and where can they get their picture-perfect shots.
Let us know more about architectural photography.

What is Architectural photography?

black Canon EOS camera
Photo by Sara Kurfeß

Architectural photography is one of the types of photography which focused on capturing the photographs of architectural structures (such as buildings and statues) with extremely pleasing designs and representation that hits differently.

Just like perfect nail polish coating on mail everything else should be perfect at it.

And so the skills, techniques, and ideas of capturing architectural works perfectly should be as perfect as lemonade on a hot sunny day.

If you are professional or experienced then well and good but if you’re a beginner you must know some basic tips to outdraw amazing architectural photographs.
Let us know some of the tips.

7 tips for perfect stunning architectural photography
Few basic tips you must know.

1. Research

MacBook Pro, white ceramic mug,and black smartphone on table
Photo by Andrew Neel

The most basic and important tip for photography is some research on your subject before you proceed with it. No matter how old or new the structure is, each of them has a different story to tell. Having Knowledge of some of the background details such as why it was built? Did any other structure stand there before its construction? What is the architecture style used? etc can help you understand where to focus while shooting.

2. Decide your composition

Try capturing from different focus and angles to experiment with the composition and framing of the picture. This is primarily preferred when you shoot indoors but it isn’t limited to outdoors.

3. Shooting different weather conditions and times of days.

person on yellow jacket standing between snow floors
Photo by Thom Holmes

Different weather conditions give a different look to the same buildings. And even the different times of day offer different angles of light for focusing and each shot gives a different look. For example, the picture shot at the time of sunrise appears differently as compared to that when captured at the time of sunset or on a moonlit night.

4. Discover new sides of the building

low angle photo of beige concrete building under cloudy sky
Photo by Anthony Esau

It is fact that buildings of a unique shape and size could have different looks from different angles and sides. Reveal those new sides of buildings in your pictures that are not known to people and surprise them with a new look.

5. Use of light

person holding video camera
Photo by Joel Muniz

Use light in a proper way where the shadows of other objects create a complementary effect in pictures. Prioritize good lighting. Using different shades of light could also create another level of magic in your pictures.

6. Don’t hesitate to include people in shots

people walking on grey concrete floor during daytime
Photo by Timon Studler

If there are one or two or some people in the picture frame, avoid removing them. The building as the center of focus and other blurred individuals makes a great shot.

7. Use editing tools

black iPad
Photo by Jye B

Never back off from using post-processing tools. Using them can give you outstanding quality images with some adjustments such as brightness, contrast, etc. Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are some of the best editing tools.


Writer CreditSohana Khan
Digital Showcase of Lens Rider is founded by Nishant Pandey. It is essentially a magazine to guide photographers. Here we put out new blogs everyday having tips and tricks of photography and information about different areas of photography that one can explore.


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