Learn by Doing Photography – Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments. I will post a new assignment every Friday, you can post your pictures at the bottom of this post or on the DigitalCamFan Facebook. If you have any questions please refer to the guidelines, if you have no questions jump right in any time!
Learn by Doing Photography #19 – The Photography of Architecture
You might be getting ready to go on vacation, or you just want to photograph your local architecture. Either way it’s a good to have some practice first. I don’t usually just walk around downtown with the sole purpose of shooting buildings, but this week I have been. To me buildings are pretty big subjects and difficult to capture. As with everything in photography we need to practice, practice, practice. Which is what I will be doing this week!
It’s been a fun week photographing buildings for me. I was able to squeeze three trips downtown with the kids where we just walked around for about 30-45 minutes. I realized we should be heading down a little later in the evening when the sun is lower in the sky. Those days will have to wait til the weekend or summer, not on a school night.
How to photograph architecture
As always the golden hour is said to be the best, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go out in the middle of the day.
Wide angles are good to have to get the entire building in the frame.
Look for leading lines
You can try HDR Photography – bracket three or more shoots at different exposures. Then you can blend them together on your computer later. This way you can meter for the sky, building and foreground.
Night photography – bring you tripod and set up at night.
Take a look at this video by Tony Northrup for a good tutorial on shooting architecture
Remember you can post your pictures at the bottom of this post or on the DigitalCamFan Facebook. If you have any questions please refer to the guidelines, if you have no questions jump right in any time!
Next Week Learn by Doing Assignment #20 – Pictures of Sunsets