This post is an intro into perspective control of architectural photography. Below is a diagram that illustrates what is meant by a perspective correct image and what is meant by a building that is falling away. The building on the left has vertical lines that are parallel (Perspective correct), while the building on the right has vertical lines that […]Continue Reading


Today we’re going to delve into the topic of focal length and how it relates to architectural photography. There’s a lot of info already on the web explaining what focal length is (some of it quite technical because it’s all about optics). So we’re not going to repeat what’s already out there. Instead we’re going […]Continue Reading


If you’re getting into the whole idea that sharing your images (and your architectural designs for that matter) is a good thing then Creative Commons may be just what your looking for. What is it? Basically it’s a licensing framework that accommodates the more open sharing nature of the internet. It lets you decide how you […]Continue Reading


Weather plays a huge part in architectural photography and often getting the money shot is about having the patience to wait for the right conditions. So I spend a fair bit of time looking at weather forecasts trying to figure out which days are going to be great photo days and which ones aren’t worth getting […]Continue Reading


Twilight is a favourite time of day for many architectural photographers (me included), but I find myself choosing to shoot during the middle of the day more and more often. So much so that i’ve come to the conclusion that twilight is not the be all and end all of architectural photography and that strong […]Continue Reading


Happy to have out first guest post for the new blog with professional architectural photographer Matthew Carbone. The post is self explanatory, but I just wanted to thank Matthew and give you a couple links so you can find him on Twitter and check out his website. The image above, that’s his too. Take it […]Continue Reading


Last week over in Twitter world @BVNArchitecture found a very cool Photoshop tool for architectural photography. It’s called puppet warp and can be found in photoshop under Edit > Puppet Warp. What it does is allow you to warp an image via a number of pins that you place over the image. What this means for architectural […]Continue Reading


I had the pleasure of catching up with my old friend and fellow architect Francesca Perani (Find her on Twitter here) when i was in Italy earlier this year. It had been 8 years since I had seen Francesca so it was fascinating to see where our respective paths had taken us. To my surprise photography had become […]Continue Reading


I received an unexpected email from a guy called Jon Denham (find him on Twitter here) this week asking me how i started in architectural photography. We swapped a couple emails and I thought it might be worth sharing them with the rest of the world. Dear Nic, I am currently working on a portfolio of […]Continue Reading


In last week’s post we looked at the absolute minimum gear you need for architectural photography, which is any camera you can get your hands on, and a way to keep that camera still, ie a tripod. Now we’re going to move onto the camera itself. Our starting point is understanding the different types of […]Continue Reading