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
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 90 new images and illustrations. Updates include information on topics such as:
Photographic technology, including digital cameras, lens quality and construction, and large format cameras
The real life of a professional architectural photographer
Analog to digital shooting
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.
Adrian Schulz lives in Berlin, Germany and received a degree in architecture from TU Berlin. Early in his studies, he became interested in architectural photography, and thus it became the subject of his thesis. Adrian now works as a professional architectural photographer both in Germany and North America.