Architectural Photography Africa

Architecture / Real Estate

Architectural Photography Africa

Colin Stephenson specialises in architectural photography in Africa. Architecture photography also referred to as building photography or structure photography means photography that focuses on buildings. It can include shooting building exteriors and interiors, as well as bridges, other structures, and cityscapes.

HDR is the Architecture Photographer’s Friend. High dynamic range (HDR) images are well suited to artistic building photography. When used correctly, HDR photography can add drama and creative flair to your exterior shots. HDR photography can also help you overcome some challenges with shooting architecture.

With architecture photography, you’ll typically be relying on existing lighting at the location, and that can cause problems. For example, let’s say you are shooting the interior of a building but also want to capture some of the details you can see outside through a window. The interior lighting contrasting with conditions outside might make it difficult. But creating an HDR image allows you to make sure everything is exposed properly.

Dealing with Distortion. Lens distortion can ruin great architectural photos. It can create unnatural warping that puts things out of proportion or makes the straight lines of a building seem to curve.

Thankfully, with editing software, you can solve this problem at the click of a button. Programs like Photoshop and Lightroom include lens profiles that will compensate for distortion and let you tweak your images until they look just as they did with the naked eye.

Colin Stephenson has worked with top architects to capture award winning architecture photography. Colin Stephenson specialises in hotel & lodge interior and architectural photography.

To discuss your requirements contact Colin Stephenson, 072 601 0985