Saturday, January 15, 2011

Architecture and Patterns

One of the readers sent me this about architecture photography.

The key to this type of photography is to stop looking at buildings as whole structures and focus on the small pockets of interesting patterns and shapes they're made up of. 

Don't overlook the ugly looking buildings either as most of the time, once you're zoomed in and focused on one part, you'll find they're perfect subjects when you're on the hunt for architectural patterns.

Window Light Portraits

Using a the natural light form a window can give you some great portrait shots.

Place your model near the window and turn off the lights inside. This should give you a rather dramatic look. You can add a reflector to light up some of the other side of the model if needed. Just move the reflector closer or further away to adjust the amount of light being reflected.