Architectural Photographer Cape Town & Garden RouteArchitecture / Interiors / Lodges & Hotels / Real Estate
Cape Town & Garden Route Architectural Photographer Colin Stephenson specialises in Interior and Exterior Architectural Photography. His unique approach to photography explores beyond conventional points of view and delves into the artistic portrayal of the essence of architectural form. Dynamic mood, shape, light, and contrast, as well as construction methodology and materials, all serve as inspiration. Architects, interior designers, property developers, estate agents, restauranteurs and hoteliers delight in Colin Stephenson’s unique artistic approach to interior and exterior architectural images.
Exterior architectural photography usually takes advantage of available daylight, or early evening light, using ambient light from adjacent street lights, landscape lights, exterior building lights, moonlight and even twilight present in the sky in all but the darkest situations.
In many cases, the landscaping surrounding a building is important to the overall composition of a photograph, and even necessary to communicate the aesthetic harmony of a building and its environment. An architectural photographer will often include flowers, trees, fountains or statues in the foreground of a composition, taking advantage of their ability to help lead the eye into the composition and to its main subject, the building.
Interior architectural photography can also be performed with ambient light transmitted through windows and skylights, as well as interior lighting fixtures. Frequently though, architectural photographers will use supplemental lighting to improve the illumination within a building. Either electronic flash “strobes” or incandescent “hot lights” can be used.
Colin Stephenson is a Cape Town & Garden Route Photographer, specialising in Interior Photography & Architectural Photography.