Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hongkiat.com: Architecture Photography: Beauty of Interior and Exterior Designs

Hongkiat.com: Architecture Photography: Beauty of Interior and Exterior Designs

Architecture Photography: Beauty of Interior and Exterior Designs

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 11:18 AM PST

American architect Julia Morgan once said, “Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.“.

Indeed, architecture serves as a voice to express the artistic stance of the architect at that time. Photography takes a step further to interpret architecture in several ways. What used to be an accurate portrayal of the structure has now gradually evolved into a manipulation of different perspectives to bring out the interesting elements of a single structure. The art of photographing architecture takes on many forms. Whether it is photographing the exterior or interior, many awesome images can be resulted with the correct techniques and more importantly, the observant eye to spot the different points of view.

Like other types of photography, what lies ahead is always a series of challenges for photographers before an excellent shot is taken. However, there are two main challenges in architecture photography – Lighting and Image distortion. When photographing the exterior, natural lighting is all you have got and you have to capture the building at its most glamorous moment. Image distortion occurs when the building has lines running horizontally and vertically and they appear distorted. The right equipment and the right angles would prevent that pitfall.

Interior architecture with repeating patterns and geometric shapes is a bonus to photographers. Employing the use of different camera angles would reveal the beauty of these designs. Architecture with unique and unusual structures also tend to catch our attention. We can’t help but start to ponder how it was made (or maybe built) possible. Photography comes into play as it does justice to impressive architecture.

You probably haven’t seen all the architecture in the entire globe, so we shall bring you bits of the world. Here is a collection of architecture photography that will keep you bedazzled. If you are amazed at these images, your jaws will drop in awe when you get to see the real McCoy.

Golden ceiling of Budapest Parliament | jackfre2

Balcony Harmony | roevin

Void of silence | Mindcage

Caracole | Giulio Ercolani

Lost in lines | Semir

St. Peter’s Basilica | jborowski_photo

Swirling at an angle | wonder_lick

86 Down Below | NazZmedia-Photography

Vortex | stefano longhi

Taj Mahal | sensorfleck

SOH Sails | Susie Knudsen

Way Up | christian_wind

“Vers une architecture” Towards an architecture | * galaad *

Cloisters at Durham Cathedral | Coiled_Pasta

Escaleras Helicoidales Spiral staircase | SoWhat -

Esplanade Singapore | Jusup Sukatendel

Architecture in Rotterdam | Dennis Veldman

Soaring buildings | Sebastian Trandafir

Aussie Architecture | ‘ Toshio ‘

Cathedral of Stairs | shutterBRI

Ceiling of Budapest | kimbar

Octagonal Chapter House of York Minster | KCLam

City of the Arts and the Sciences of Valencia, Spain | mhdezhdez

Arrow Heads of Esplanade Singapore | Guang Ye

El trono episcopal | SoWhat -

Let’s dance | Myxi

Alien architecture | Austrittswunde

ljusterapi | Dezeen

Observer | Kamuro

Perforated Roof | roevin

Symmetrical watercube | toomanytribbles

Underground Starship | roevin

It’s a long way up | nicksflix

Hyatt Lobby, Atlanta | scilit

Space architecture | Carsten Velten

Musical Architecture | Mauro Mendula

Architectural Contrasts | Alexandra Baltog

About AuthorKelly Swee is a new media consultant from Singapore. She specialize in video media platform and has a keen interest in digital media design artworks.

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