It might just be impossible to ‘get hold of’ a building or state of the art structure, probably not in a way that it may be conceivable to get hold of artistic creation or a statue. Yet, through photography one may have the capacity to get hold of the beauty behind the engineering and architecture. A recent line I came across by the famous cultural critic Walter Benjamin implied, that

while a physical building is possessed and utilized, a photo of it can separate, characterize, translate, misrepresent or even concoct a social incentive and value for it.

We may even go so far as to state that the social significance and cultural worth of structures is the thing that we call ‘design’ and that it is indivisible from photography.

Architectural Photography is about an intricate interpretation of a three‐dimensional world onto a little flat surface you can carry with yourself. The historical backdrop of the association of architecture and photography is enthralling for its various features and subtleties: it examines photography as a programmed drawing or an immediate engraving of the developed world, yet it additionally complements the talk and belief system of the photo as a picture created toward a specific informative objective.

The mystical nature of architecture combined with the wonder of photography has an awesome connection and the way that numerous architects and planners are photography lovers themselves remains as a declaration of how beautiful the bond can be. This may originate from the way that both in design and photography the research shows how light such a vital role in generating the best results plays upon the structure and the end result- the picture of it. Different regions where the two fields meet are innovative perception, point of view, scale and organization. Aside from these one additional thing that gets photographers and designers passionate, is a fascination for detail. Here and there it so happens that the point of view and fusion that a picture taker may catch be past the creative ability of the architect himself. This makes the space in which the classes of architectural photography flourish.

You may wonder if the connection between the two is so strong, why the world doesn’t see more of it. Well, the fact is architectural photography is not as easy as it may sound. Like any other time-consuming job, taking a keen interest in photography or pursuing architectural photography comes with its own complexities.

  • Starting from basic cameras to high-end lenses, equipment is not cheap to pursue this profession and requires a good investment.
  • Weather is the prime at getting the best results. Having great knowledge of how to capture lighting of the sun, moon or even the sky need to be researched well in advance for great architectural photography.
  • Artificial lighting is an easy tool when done for a fashion shoot or for a prop, but capturing buildings or monuments would give you a harder time and needs precision to deal with.
  • The journey of a photographer is not limited to simply clicking away, the post-processing and final outcome that can satisfy the eyes of the client truly needs patience and mastering the art.
  • Very often, the lack of awareness about architectural photographers sets them behind and marketing your talent too is an essential step to consider.
  • Venturing into only architectural photography might not always have a pretty picture at the end. One needs to have an array to offer and earn an income from, therefore a genre in photography is a must.

Do not be afraid of the few challenges that you might come across.

No road to paving your career can be easy, it always involves dedication and passion. Architectural photography is a window to new designs and discovering what might be beyond brick and mortar. Professionals each day strive to bring out the best and outdo their own photography, which is the best part. Your model will not change but your vision to capture them can have a million faces.


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