Architectural Photography: Composition, Capture, and Digital Image Processing [Paperback]
Author: Adrian Schulz | Language: English | ISBN: 1933952881
| Format: PDF, EPUB
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Architectural photography is more than simply choosing a subject and pressing the shutter-release button; it's more than just documenting a project. An architectural photograph shows the form and appeal of a building far better than any other medium. With the advent of the digital photographic workflow, architects are discovering exciting new opportunities to present and market their work.
But what are the ingredients for a successful architectural photograph? What equipment do you need? How can you improve your images in your digital darkroom? Why does a building look different in reality than in a photographic image? In this book you will find the answers to these questions and much more.
Author Adrian Schulz-both an architect and a photographer by training-uses real-world projects to teach you how to:
- Capture outstanding images of buildings, inside and out
- Choose the right equipment and use it effectively
- Compose architectural shots
- Work with ambient and artificial light
- Process images in an efficient workflow based on Adobe Photoshop
This book is a step-by-step guide to architectural photography for both the aspiring amateur photographer interested in architectural photography and the professional photographer wanting to expand his skills in this domain. Moreover, architects themselves will find this book motivating and inspiring.
This second edition has been extensively revised and includes 80 new images and illustrations, as well as an expanded chapter on shooting interior spaces. Also included is an updated discussion of post-processing techniques and the latest technical developments in the world of photography. With this book, you will learn a variety of creative tips, tricks, and guidelines for making the perfect architectural image.
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- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Rocky Nook; Second Edition edition (February 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1933952881
- ISBN-13: 978-1933952888
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
I usually expect that there will improvements in the second edition of a book over the first. Unfortunately, after looking at my review of the first edition of this book, I found the improvements to be marginal.
After a brief introduction to the history of architectural art, the book has three sections that deal with camera technology, shooting techniques and image processing. Throughout the emphasis is on the geometry of architectural photography, emphasizing how distortion can creep into such photographs and suggesting techniques for mitigating those distortions. The author's writing is straight forward, and with one or two exceptions comprehensive. It is also quite dull. It might even incline the reader to think architectural photography is boring.
The author emphasizes the conflict between photographer and architect, in that the architect wants to display his design art, while the photographer may be more interested in photographic art. Unfortunately, while there are a few artistic images, little of the book is dedicated to how to make architectural images photographically more artful.
Interior architectural photography is covered, but only briefly, and with little instruction on lighting, which is one of the key elements of this sub-genre.
The section on post-processing will seem like old hat to experienced Photoshop users, except for the section on the lens correction tool, which is a little more detailed than most explanations.
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