A while back we published a post called Getting Off Auto For Architectural Photography which explained semi automatic settings for architectural photography. In this post we’re going to expand and explain full manual settings. A couple things to note. The settings below are not that different to semi automatic settings. The real difference is that in manual […]Continue Reading


What does architecture gone viral look like? Check out the collage below of Andrew Maynard’s Hill House. This project is just everywhere at the moment and if you do a quick google search what you find is blog after blog (not to mention newspapers, magazines and TV stations!) spreading this project far and wide. This […]Continue Reading


This week I finally made the jump into Ipad world. I know i’m several years behind the trend, but for many people (myself included) the Ipad isn’t an obvious choice because of it’s limitations with keyboards and grunt and the way it deals with apps instead of software. So what promoted the change? I saw […]Continue Reading


[update] We have a new micro site for architectural photography workshops which you can find here: www.workshops.nicgranleese.com    After our workshop in Melbourne we’ve been getting a lot of emails asking where the next workshop is going to be…. um…we haven’t really thought about it. But there’s obviously a lot of interest out there so i’ve thrown […]Continue Reading


Depth of field (DOF) is a photography term that refers to a zone in front of the camera where the image is in focus, while items before and after this zone appear blurry. The size and location of this zone changes based on several factors such as aperture, focal length of the lens and distance of […]Continue Reading


I stumbled across this clip and had to share it with you. It’s a 12 minute visual delight that revolves around stunning spaces, an architectural photographer and their camera. It’s surreal, it’s subtle and its all computer generated. That’s right, all the buildings in this clip are digital and creations of the makers imagination. It reminds me of […]Continue Reading


What is Live View? It’s the option to display a preview of your shot on the LCD screen of a DSLR. This may seem like a benign feature at first because point and shoot cameras have been using this approach for a long time, but in DLSR world this technology is relatively new and still […]Continue Reading


A tripod is almost a necessity when it comes to architectural photography. This is because architectural photography is often done in low light conditions like interiors or when the sun is setting. This all means that the camera takes longer to create an image and if the camera shakes then the image becomes blurred. A tripod prevents this […]Continue Reading


[update] We have a new micro site for architectural photography workshops with dates around Australia. You can find it here: www.workshops.nicgranleese.com   A quick interruption to normal broadcasting… We have some news. We’re going to running an architectural photography workshop in Melbourne in July! It’s our first one, so it’s pretty exciting.  You can check out the […]Continue Reading


What we’re going to show you today is the first step in getting your camera off auto mode and setting it up for architectural photography. We’re not going to use full manual just yet and instead use a camera mode called aperture priority. This is going to allow you to control the depth of field of the photo, […]Continue Reading