Architectural Photography, 3rd Edition: Composition, Capture, and Digital Image Processing

Architectural Photography, 3rd Edition: Composition, Capture, and Digital Image Processing

by Adrian Schulz

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Architectural Photography, 3rd Edition: Composition, Capture, and Digital Image Processing by Adrian Schulz

Architectural photography is more than simply choosing a subject and pressing the shutter-release button; it’s more than just documenting a project. An architectural photograph shows the form and appeal of a building far better than any other medium. With the advent of the digital photographic workflow, architects, real estate firms, and interior designers are discovering exciting new opportunities to present and market their work.

But what are the ingredients for a successful architectural photograph? What equipment do you need? How can you improve your images in the digital darkroom? Why does a building look different in reality than it does in a photograph? In this book you will find the answers to these questions and much more.

Author Adrian Schulz—an architect and photographer by training—uses real-world projects to teach you how to:

  • Capture outstanding images of buildings, inside and out
  • Choose the right equipment and use it effectively
  • Compose architectural shots
  • Work with ambient and artificial light
  • Process images in an efficient workflow based on Adobe Photoshop

This book is a step-by-step guide to architectural photography for both the aspiring amateur photographer interested in architectural photography and the professional photographer who wants to expand his skills in this domain. Moreover, architects themselves will find this book motivating and inspiring.

This third edition has been extensively revised and includes 90 new images and illustrations. Updates include information on topics such as:

  • Photographic technology, including digital cameras, lens quality and construction, and large format cameras
  • Shooting techniques
  • The real life of a professional architectural photographer
  • Traveling
  • Analog to digital shooting
  • Stadium photography
  • Image Processing, including screenshots from the latest image-processing software such as Adobe Photoshop CC

With this book, you’ll learn a variety of creative tips, tricks, and guidelines for making the perfect architectural image.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937538767
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Publication date: 09/30/2015
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 469,203
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Adrian Schulz lives in Berlin, Germany, and has a degree in architecture from the Technical University of Berlin. Early in his studies, he became interested in architectural photography, and it became the subject of his thesis. Adrian currently works as a professional architectural photographer throughout Europe and North America.

Table of Contents

Preliminary TOC:

1 Foreword
1.1 What Is Architectural Photography?
1.2 The History of Architectural Photography
1.3 Authenticity in Architectural Photos
1.4 Forms of Architectural Photography

2 Camera Technology
2.1 Advantages and Disadvantages of Digital Cameras
2.2 The Camera
2.3 Lenses
2.4 The Perfect Camera/Lens Combination for Every Budget
2.5 Accessories
2.6 Creative Tips and Tricks

3 Shooting Techniques
3.1 What Makes a Great Architectural Photo?
3.2 The Role of Architecture as a Photographic Subject
3.3 Perspective
3.4 Converging Verticals
3.5 Camera Standpoint
3.6 The Effects of Focal Length
3.7 Image Formats
3.8 Composition and Framing
3.9 Camera Settings
3.10 Using Filters
3.11 Interior Architectural Photography
3.12 External Factors That Influence a Shoot
3.13 Creative Tips and Tricks
3.14 Solutions to Common Problems

4 Image Processing
4.1 Digital Image Formats
4.2 RAW Conversion
4.3 Post-processing
4.4 Panoramas
4.5 HDR and DRI Images
4.6 Creative Tips and Tricks


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