Architectural Photography

What is architectural photography?

The term architecture photography defines the subject (architecture) and the medium to capture it (photography).  It is the branch of photography that specializes in properly capturing the architectural constructions developed by man.  Architecture is omnipresent in our lives and was born from the very beginning of humanity serving primarily as a refuge, but over the centuries it has evolved and its use has greatly diversified to meet an infinity of modern man needs.

Architecture photography is responsible for documenting and visually describing all spaces created by the human being.  Describes how a building relates to its surroundings and how it communicates with it.  It’s also used indoors to show the relationship of furniture, color, texture and lighting with the documented space.

Architecture and interior photography tries to understand the space between walls and its relationship with what defines it to communicate the architect or designer’s vision and the idea that he wants to show with his design, as well as its functionality.

How does it apply?

Architecture and interior photography is useful not only to document the different types of projects, but also for publication in books and specialized magazines, and also to update the portfolio.  In this way, it’s a tool that becomes very practical for construction companies, hotels, commercial and cultural centers and anyone who wants to show the spaces in a professional way with adequate proportions and close to reality.

The main feature of architecture and interior photography is in the technic.  Since digital photography made its appearance, different types of specialized lenses have been manufactured for perspective correction.  These lenses called “tilt-shift” by some manufacturers, are intended to show the correct proportions of buildings, basically correcting vertical lines that become convergent when photographed in low-angle plane.