Architecture photography is a showcase of man-made constructions – buildings, houses, castles and bridges — shot from different perspectives. Taking pictures of architectural sites is about the creative composition of light, framing and focus on a particular subject. The beauty of architecture photography is that it encompasses a variety of angles – from a wide shot of a whole structure to a close-up image of one of the pillars that holds up a building.
Below are 35 sample architecture photographs for your inspiration:
Wide-angle shots are used for constructions that show an overall intricacy such as that of old buildings and churches. These shots include parts of scenery (trees or lakes) to emphasize the sophistication of a subject. Images of architectural particulars such as staircases, glass windows, and high ceilings focus on the complicated details of a particular construction.
Although the technicalities contribute to the composition of an image, these also convey the message of a photographer – does he want to emphasize on the height of a building or on the details of an old bridge in a modern community? Did he take a photo of a church door to share physical details or is he expressing a deeper message such as the solitude of a home in the middle of a deserted land?
Regardless, architecture photography can simply be understood to its simplest objective – to make people appreciate how man is able to conceptualize and build a variety of sophisticated structures.