Architectural photography is more than simply choosing a subject and pressing the shutter-release button; it’s more than just documenting a project. An architectural photograph shows the form and appeal of a building far better than any other medium. With the advent of the digital photographic workflow, architects, real estate firms, and interior designers are discovering exciting new opportunities to present and market their work.
But what are the ingredients for a successful architectural photograph? What equipment do you need? How can you improve your images in the digital darkroom? Why does a building look different in reality than it does in a photograph? In this book you will find the answers to these questions and much more.
Author Adrian Schulz—an architect and photographer by training—uses real-world projects to teach you how to:
• Capture outstanding images of buildings, inside and out• Choose the right equipment and use it effectively• Compose architectural shots• Work with ambient and artificial light• Process images in an efficient workflow based on Adobe Photoshop and other tools
This book is a step-by-step guide to architectural photography for both the aspiring amateur photographer interested in architectural photography and the professional photographer who wants to expand his skills in this domain. Moreover, architects themselves will find this book motivating and inspiring.
This third edition has been extensively revised and includes nearly 100 new images and illustrations. Updates include information on topics such as:
– Photographic technology, including digital cameras, lens quality and construction, and large format cameras– Shooting techniques– The real life of a professional architectural photographer– Traveling– Analog to digital shooting– Stadium photography– Image Processing, including screenshots from the latest image-processing software such as Adobe Photoshop CC
With this book, you’ll learn a variety of creative tips, tricks, and guidelines for making the perfect architectural image.
8 x 10in
etiqas (verified owner) April 17, 2020
Excellent content for beginners and amateurs with great photos that very well illustrate the points explained. Post processing chapter centred on Lightroom but still useful for other software users who can still follow the same workflow.
psidell (verified owner) April 28, 2020
I call myself a photography enthusiast – I enjoy photography and have participated in many workshops and seminars to improve the quality of my work. Recently I was asked to do some architectural photography and thought this book would offer some insight.
Indeed it did. I read the third edition which was published in 2015 so the information about cameras and post processing software has been updated.
The carefully expressed ideas about considerations involved in composition were very interesting. Expressing the photographer’s relationship to the subject through the photograph and getting the technical details right are the essentials of all photographic styles. The author has insights and suggestions in both areas.
Portrait photography’s requires getting to know something about the subject, and it turns out thinking about architecture is important for architectural photography. The author offers interesting insights about that and illustrates a variety of sub-genre of architectural photography. There are many specific examples, and many very good images.
Not a book for those just starting out in photography and probably not a reference for professional architectural photographers – but both groups would learn something from the book. For someone interested in developing skills in architectural photography the book is certainly worthwhile.
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