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 Architecture photography is a lot slower than in other fields. Especially compared to photojournalism or sports snapshots and high resolution images.

Your camera is still life focused, and not on speed or repeated shooting mode; it could also be panoramic shots. You need to focus on high resolution captures. Using a low ISO, capture your images in Raw, and utilize editing tools. With these, you are halfway to capturing stunning images.

Camera Equipment

Your iPhone produces powerful architecture and interior photography. The quality of DSLRs and mirrorless systems allow you to capture amazing images. 

One thing you do need to consider is being able to change lenses. This is important for many different picture scenes. Professional photography is very high priced but gives you great results.

A tripod is almost a necessary item in architecture photography. This keeps your camera stable, keeps it in the same place. This can add to the height of the perspective or panoramic view.

Wishing to dabble with long exposures, a graduated ND filter, with cable release keeps the mirror shake to a nearest base-point. 

One beneficial item is the spirit/bubble level. In architecture photography, straight lines are very important.

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What Is a Tilt-Shift Lens and How to Use One

A tilt-shift lens is a lens in which the optics inside can tilt and shift, about the image sensor. These lenses have a perspective correction in mind. 

How to Capture Architecture Photography?

The keyword here is quality. All imploring you to use your creativity.

Tips to Perfect Architecture Photography

A winter scene of the Eiffel Tower will differ from the same image shot in spring. Find your structure, and visit it many times.

Long exposures of buildings and architecture subjects can have very powerful effects. This technique can enhance the details in the sky and clouds, darkening the mood.

People make architecture, so allow them in the shot. By including a few people in your image, you give the structure a sense of scale. You will need patience.

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Tips for Breathtaking Cityscape Photography

This twilight or blue hour can add a beautiful definition to the sky, just as the lights in the city pop on. 

Intersections are also great places to photograph from a high perspective.

Looking down makes everything smaller in comparison to the structure. This will emphasize its size and importance.

Photographing Tall Buildings

Either by a drone, use of a helicopter, or access to a balcony. If not, most of your images are photographed from the bottom up. It will also allow the use of slow shutter speed, for dramatic skies.

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 A Guide to Nighttime Architecture Photography

Most of us see the buildings in the day, seeing the same buildings at a different time creates interest. There is a need to change the settings on the camera for these low light conditions. 

iPhone Architecture Photography

the iPhone can take great photographs, and you can even edit them on the phone itself.

Look out for interesting architecture; for shape, form, or texture to photograph. The use of different perspectives is also helpful.

Composition Tips for Better Architecture Photography

Symmetry is a very common rule of composition within architecture photography. It creates a powerful statement about the subject in your frame.

Awesome Architecture Photography and Inspiring Pictures

Here is a list of buildings and structures around the world for your inspiration. There are many different styles of building and the way they were photographed.

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One rule for photographing private areas is to get a release. This is a contract between both parties, allowing the use of the building’s image.

Most stock photography requires this if you wish to sell the images online.

Understanding Distortion

Almost every lens will have some sort of distortion. Wide-angle lenses can suffer from barrel distortion.

The other form of distortion comes from Parallax Error. This makes the images closer to the lens much bigger than the background.

Fixing Lens Distortion

Lightroom and other programs such as Photomechanic have lens profiles built-in, tweaking the distortion comes at a click of a button.

How to Remove People from Photos Using Photoshop

You can layer them in Photoshop and erase what you don’t want. This reveals the layer underneath, giving you a clean image.

Tips for Using Luminosity Masks In Digital Blending

These areas of high light intensity, captured in the photograph’s pixels.

How to Use HDR for Interior Photography

HDR (high dynamic range) or image fusion is a process of stacking 3/5/7 images together to create a correct exposure.


Lightroom acts as a fast and accessible library for all your architecture photography. You can put your images into folders, and keywords can help you organize them. The other area is the editing of your images, and can always revert to your captured image.


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Photography Laws

Street Photography – Know Your Rights

This will stop you from taking unnecessary risks. Some photographers even resort to carrying around parts of the law with them. This is helpful in case of being stopped.

Freedom of Panorama

These artworks encompass sculptures, buildings, or monuments in public space, and under copyright. 

For example, you can take as many photographs of the Eiffel tower in the daytime with no problem. But at night time, it is illegal. You can’t share images of the tower’s illumination. 

Educational platforms such as Wikipedia will have images deleted if the law doesn’t change.

Copyright for Architecture Photography

Copyright law protects architectural photography. This law was changed in December 1990 to include photography selling stock images online. So all buildings created before this change are free to photograph.

Unless the building cannot be seen publicly. These buildings cannot be legally photographed for commercial purposes.

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Sam Adediran has been an Architect in architectural consulting services. He has an extensive experience in design, planning, project supervision, implementation & management, and has worked on housing, public and institutional buildings. He has designed, supervised and managed building procurements for various projects. He has been a registered Architect since 2010

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