Nobody can get enough when it comes to photography and its fields. Photography is a profession that incorporates many different fields within it. As we have already spoken about the scope of nature photography and subfields, it is time to move on to the next.
One trending field of photography in 2021 is the culture of capturing “cityscapes and structure.” This field requires you to capture landscapes for artistic or commercial purposes. To understand this in a broader spectrum, let us have a look at the different types of photography fields that come under commercial and cityscape photography.
What is cityscape photography?
This is described as the urban analog of landscapes.
What are the subfields?
This field can include snapshots of skyscrapers, old monuments, gothic monasteries, or even fancy cathedrals. Architecture photography allows you to portray the main focal points of buildings. It allows you to focus upon the stark features of a piece of architecture.
A tip here to remember is to carry around a lens that has a wide angle and ensure to make the most out of the natural light available.
Different types of exterior and interior architectural photography:
Exterior photography can be described as merely clicking beautiful buildings. Anyone can pursue this as long as things do not get tricky. Interior photography is a bit tough as compared. You need to be inside the subject of focus and capture significant focus points without much source of natural lighting.
You can focus upon the inside of tombs in the beautiful churches of your city.
Real estate photography:
This is one of the most practiced fields of architectural photography. This allows you to click pictures of a building and make a living out of it. Clicking pictures of completed houses and portraying them in a good light can make you an asset in real estate.
These buildings are completed only once unless they are renovated. It is just like capturing a perfect process of creating art. Transformation of old spaces into a new environment is a good aesthetic addition to your portfolio
Clicking pictures of such spaces is a great marketing strategy.
Thanks to technology, there are quite many drones available that can be afforded easily. Drone photography has been on an uptrend since 2021 and the various types of photography fields have been emerging recently.
Drones help in intensifying the geometry of the buildings that are in focus. Aerial photography has been much in trend for people who are looking to flaunt their creations. It means clicking pictures from an elevated point.
Clicking highways and bridges is one example of such.
A tip here to remember is that you need to work on the angles and accuracy. Plan out what needs to be shot and at what time and angle. The rest is pretty easy to manage.
Some points to remember for architectural photography:
Be sensitive towards the light:
The use of contrast, shadows, highlights, and reflections are all played by the source of light when you are capturing landscapes and architectural pieces. Natural light is the only source of light that can be used to curate high-quality snapshots.
You can choose to shoot at different levels of exposure and merge everything at the post-processing step.
Using a fisheye lens or a wide-angle lens with a wide focal length can result in capturing buildings in a single frame entirely.
Use the changing weather:
Architectural photography does not depend on the weather; you can use it to your advantage. You can shoot one location many times in different weather conditions. It will help you build a portfolio and depict bland pieces with some extra spice.
Well, this was the best we had on our plate for different types of photography fields under architecture photography. Whatever you do, you need to choose to be creative and dedicated. Apart from that, do not forget to share your experiences with us. Move on, and click away!
Written By Simran Achantani, Content Writer, WPC