Architecture Photography

Architecture photographers will find all the inspiration they ever need in Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography

Architecture photographers will find all the inspiration they ever need in Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography

Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography by John Comazzi is a book all architecture photographers should own.  No question.  Within his photographs Korab shows a mastery of his art that any architecture photographer should aspire toward.

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Book review: Atlas of Brutalist Architecture (Phaidon)

Book review: Atlas of Brutalist Architecture (Phaidon)

Shortly after I purchased and reviewed the excellent This Brutal World (review here) I was made aware of an all-encompassing brutalist tome being constructed by the same publisher. Now available, Atlas of Brutalist Architecture (AoBA) is a colossus of a book.  In size, weight, scope, and content, the AoBA is an ode to brutalist architecture. 

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Book review: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed by Frédéric Chaubin

Book review: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed by Frédéric Chaubin

Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed (CCCP) may best be described as a passion project.  Over a remarkably short period of seven years (2003-2010) Frédéric Chaubin travelled to and photographed many of the crumbling architectural remnants of the former USSR. 

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Wolfson Centre, Strathclyde University

Wolfson Centre, Strathclyde University

During my recent scouting trips around the city I have become more and more interest in brutalist or modernist architecture to photograph.  I don'y know what it is but there is something about great slabs of concrete that is photographable to me.

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Book review: This Brutal World by Peter Chadwick

Book review: This Brutal World by Peter Chadwick

I have to be honest and say I am pretty new to this brutalism thing.  I’ve visited a few websites and read the occasional article but expert I am not.  What should be fairly obvious however is that my interest in architecture comes from a photographic standpoint and it is as a photographer that I offer my thoughts.

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Urban photography with the Huawei P20

Urban photography with the Huawei P20

Every time a new smartphone is released it is inevitable there is going to be some sort of hullaballoo about the quality of camera attached to it.  I recently bought the new Huawei P20, not the top of the range three lensed P20 Pro, but it’s slightly cheaper, two lensed sibling.

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Looking out for line, shape and texture in architecture and urban photography

Looking out for line, shape and texture in architecture and urban photography

Anyone who sees my work would surely know that I am a sucker for shapes and composition.  Truth be told it is often the shapes with in image that attracts to taking the photo in the first place.

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Why imposing limits can boost your photography

Why imposing limits can boost your photography

As a photographer it is all too easy to fill up the camera bag with every single piece of kit we can physically carry and head off crooked backed spending endless hours in one spot waiting on the perfect light for one single shot.  This can be fantastic but sometimes we need to mix it up and get our minds doing something different.

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5 tips on how to take good photographs in the harsh midday sun

5 tips on how to take good photographs in the harsh midday sun

Bright sunny days are generally not great for photography.  The harsh light can make it very difficult to create good photographs but we should learn to use whatever conditions are available to our best use.  There are lots of techniques and ideas you can do to help in these conditions.

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Hunting out architecture photo locations in Glasgow

I have written previously about the importance of scouting locations using a minimum of kit so I decided to take some of my own advice and get out and find some buildings to photograph.

 Inovo building on George Street

Inovo building on George Street

Glasgow has an abundance of Edwardian, Victorian (and earlier) architecture but when I am looking for locations I am always drawn to modern buildings.  I like the shapes and different materials used.

The Inovo building (above) is another frequent visit of mine.  With fantastic angles and mixture of glass and steel on the exterior it is well worth visiting to photograph.  I really like this shot and will return fully kitted for a finished shot soon.  Aready made for a long exposure I reckon.

 Strathclyde University on Cathedral Street

Strathclyde University on Cathedral Street

Strathclyde University have lots of buildings scattered all around Glasgow.  The buildings on Cathedral Street are a good mix of old and modern styles - plus, there are lots of other new buildings popping up on Cathedral Street too.

The shot above was taken looking down Cathedral Street toward Glasgow Cathedral.  The building in the foreground has an almost building block look about it - only squares and rectangles used in this part of the building. Again, I think this is worth revisiting to photograph properly.

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