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Architecture - How do I take these to the next level?

 
Architective
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Jul 20, 2009 14:20 |  #1

I've been taking shots for my Architecture firm and trying more and more to get better after every shoot. My aim is to freelance for building photography in the future. I was hoping to share some pictures to get some honest, brutal feedback from those in the photog community.

What can I do to make these better? They were shot with my Canon 50D using the Canon 18-55mm kit lens with a circular polarizer (for some). I've since edited them in Adobe Lightroom 2.

After this shoot, I ordered a Tamron 10-24mm to make the interiors better.

Any advice to give?

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Jul 20, 2009 15:41 |  #2

i work for an architect doing alot of renderings and such, i would be criticized if i had the tree in front of the main entrance doors, i would imagine if you presented that photo to my boss.. he would ask you to retake it from a different angle to correct the problem.


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Jul 20, 2009 15:43 |  #3

+1 on shaner123 =)


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Jul 20, 2009 23:36 |  #4

+1 on the tree

#5 might look better vertical (portrait). Also try different angles before you press the shutter by rotating the camera like a steering wheel.


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Jul 21, 2009 12:19 as a reply to  @ sloonz's post |  #5

Good call on the tree. I did it for a little contrast in color and to put more emphasis on the sign. I took it about 15 different ways and I think that one will end up on the editing room floor. I didn't design this particular building, so I'm just trying to make it shine in certain ways. Thanks for your feedback!




  
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Jul 21, 2009 12:35 as a reply to  @ Architective's post |  #6

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Jul 21, 2009 23:01 |  #7

The extent of my architectural photography's generally athletic facility wideangles. I bought this book: http://www.amazon.com …oks&qid=1248233​523&sr=8-1 (external link)
It really helped me identify the geometric problems with architecture photography...but I'm still working on overcoming them.

I'm not sure if perfect composition can solve the keystoning issues in all the pics. Whenever your lens isn't perpendicular to the object your shooting, you'll get that falling over feel. The easiest way to try and solve it, is a lens correction in photoshop. With a 1.6 crop and an 18mm lens, it's not likely enough, especially for indoors spaces. Outdoors, you'd be better off using a telephoto from a distance. You could also get a panoramic setup, and stitch. But that's likely the most work, and extremely bulky.

With the tamron, you're trading one problem for another. You'll be able to reduce your angles, but you'll need to compensate for the spherical aberration and loss of sharpness and increased vignetting when shooting wide. But, with 15mp and the lighting optimizer in the 50d, you can really crop away, so you may never even notice the inconvenience.




  
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