Architectural photography is serious business and I will be the first to tell you that I am not an architectural photographer … unless the only requirement is that you take pictures of architecture. Taking construction progress photos is part of the process I go through on all of my projects, and since I’ve started writing posts on Life of an Architect where I publish pictures for 5,000 people (give or take) a day to look at, I have become even more aware and self-conscious of the photos I take. It doesn’t take long before you realize that a picture you stick on the internet is going to show up in a bunch of different places pretty quick … you just hope that it’s not on www. “sucky-architectural-photos” .com
I have a really nice camera and some pretty serious lenses that I get to use and play around with. I’ve been lucky, on a few occasions, to take a picture that looks like someone who knew what they were doing actually took it. However, none of the images in today’s post fit that description. In fact, all the pictures on today’s post were taken with my iPhone, which is rapidly becoming one of the more important tools in my Jack Spade messenger bag. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at these picture and discuss how I got them to look the way they do … maybe even why I took them.