No subject is moving, the photographer has every time in the world.
Really? Oh no, the sun is moving and one has to choose at which time of the day the photo should be taken. So it´s
sometimes even more complicated to photograph buildings than other subjects.
So sometimes the architecture photographers are nearly as famous as the architekt who builds the house.
Her some examples from my archive:
If you are not adjusting the camera in an angle of 90 degrees you´re getting converging lines when photographing
a building. They are especially obvious when using a wide angle lens (and most of the time we have to use wide angle
lenses in Architecture Photography.
Wide angle lenses make things near you appear much bigger than things in a distance. So the base of a building is
always closer to the photographer than the top. So the tops appear much smaller than the base. That leads to converging lines.
Nowadays we are able to correct the keystone distortion in Photoshop or other picture editing software.
Berlin, Potsdamer Platz
Lens: 35 mm ISO: 100 Aperture: f= 8.0 Shutter time 1/1000 sec
Though the photo on the left isn´t edited it looks even more impressive than the keystone corrected version on the right.
Here I even stepped closer to exaggerate the impression of height.
Berlin, Potsdamer Platz
Lens: 35 mm ISO: 100 Aperture: f= 8.0 Shutter time: 1/1000 sec
Here I tried to bring the narrow feeling in the old town of Nice into the shots
Left: Old town Nice
Lens: 28 mm ISO: 100 Aperture: f=5.6 Shutter time:1/180 sec
Right: Old town Nice
Lens: 28 mm ISO: 100 Aperture: f=4.0 Shutter time:1/180 sec
Two shots of the same building, about the same time of the day.
On the left picture it´s just the building, on the right one I tried to illustrate the building with the surrounding to make the shot a little more informing. The trees contribute in framing the building in the photography.
Left: USA, Miami Beach
Lens: 28 mm ISO: 100 Aperture: 4.5 Shutter time: 1/1000 sec
Right: USA, Miami Beach
Lens: 28 mm ISO: 100 Aperture: 8.0 Shutter time: 1/500 sec
Photographies of old buildings in black and white give the spectator the impression of being more authentic and are reminding of the „good ol´times.“ So the shot transports a bit more emotion.
Nice, The Old Opera, Promenade des Anglais
Lens: 50 mm ISO: 100 Aperture: 4.5 Shutter time:1/1000 sec