RESOURCES FOR LEARNING PHOTOGRAPHY
PODCASTS, WEBSITES, ETC.
RECOMMENDED RESOURCES FOR LEARNING PHOTOGRAPHY
Written by Brian Enright
Whether it's a special occasion, like a wedding or family reunion, or just taking a leisurely stroll through the park, taking photos is a fun and fulfilling hobby. If you enjoy experimenting with art and technology, then you might like photography as a personal hobby. From fun and silly selfies to taking snapshots of nature, photography can be a rewarding venture that helps capture the beauty and uniqueness of the world and people around us. Even if you just enjoy taking photos for personal use, photography is a wonderful form of self-expression and an excellent way to practice your craft.
If you live in an area with interesting architecture, like tall skyscrapers, taking photos of these structures can be a very rewarding exercise. We've been taking photos of high-rise buildings all over America for the last 10 years and still get just as excited when we get that perfect building shot from the perfect angle. Architecture photography is not only fun, but it's also a wonderful way to catalog the many man-made wonders we see in our everyday lives.
Contrastly offers plenty of insight and helpful advice to show you how to take impressive and effective architectural photographs.
Take a closer look at many famous and historic buildings throughout the United States. Explore the architecture and its history through the lens of the photographer.
Discover a few striking examples of exceptional architectural photography featuring buildings ranging from churches to high-rise skyscrapers.
This is an interesting interview with one of the world's most famous modern architectural photographers, Tim Cornbill.
Learn about the life and work of photographer Ezra Stoller as presented by NPR. The page also features a slideshow of some of his most famous work.
Learn more about what makes certain architectural photographs so stunning and discover the many techniques and tips you can use yourself to create and capture stunning architectural photos of your own. Plenty of exceptional examples are included.
Ten helpful tips to assist you with improving your own architecture photography, whether you're a novice or someone who's been taking architectural photos for some time.
Whether you're considering architecture photography as a career or just want to add some excellent shots to your portfolio, this page provides you with 12 helpful steps to success.
Are you wondering how to capture the ultimate architecture shot? This page offers 10 tips that will help you ensure you've created the ultimate architectural photograph.
If you're fascinated by the interior aspect of architecture photography, this page provides in-depth information on the best equipment, composition tips, lighting, and much more to help you capture the ultimate interior design photographs.
If you're new to the world of architectural photography, this page provides a helpful and easy guide for beginners so you can shoot in confidence.
Discover some of the basics of architectural photography, bold photographic examples, and helpful tips to help you get you started at this link.
Learn how lighting factors like the sun and other light sources can impact the outcome and impactful look of your architectural photography.
If you've been wondering how to improve your architecture photographs, Light Stalking offers seven simple but effective tips that will help you create better photographs.
If you're in need of some inspiration, Insider offers amazing photographs of some of the most beautiful buildings in the world to get you motivated to try your hand at architectural photography.
Read here for a fascinating interview with famous architectural photographer Chip Allen, where he provides insight and helpful information for aspiring photographers.
If you're considering architecture photography as a career, read this interesting article that covers how these professional photographers work and what a typical experience might look like.
Although most well-known for his photos of nature and landscapes, Ansel Adams was also an architectural photographer. Read more about his life and see some photos from his portfolio at this link.
If you're interested in taking photos of historic buildings, this page provides nine helpful tips that will ensure you get the best, most effective photographs.
Delve deeper into architecture photography with this website, featuring a fascinating history of some of the most famous architecture photographs.
Explore this online gallery featuring some striking architectural photographs of buildings throughout the city of Chicago.
Explore some incredible architecture photos as presented by National Geographic. Click each photograph for more information and a more in-depth view.
If you're considering delving deeper into architecture photography, this page provides an in-depth list of some of the most essential gear to help you master the art.
This page provides 98 helpful tips on taking excellent architecture photography ranging from the best equipment to how to photograph tall buildings and skyscrapers.
Learn eight helpful tips that will teach you how to master the art of architecture photography.
There are numerous free photography podcasts and videos by professional photographers you can listen to on your I-Pod, I-Phone or other device. It's a great way to pass time while you're walking or hiking, or you can watch the video on your computer or I-Pad or other similar device. Some of the best Podcasts I have found on I-Tunes are listed below (or you might be able to directly download or listen to them from the the photographer's website if you do not have I-Tunes). Most are a mix of conversation, reviews and recommendations of the best cameras and gear, some photo tips, and some respond to listerners' submitted questions. If you find one you like, you can click the "free subscription" button and future episodes will be downloaded to your device. (Please try to support these photographers by buying their books or through other donations).
Below are two photographers who are using their photography to inform and improve our world. Their photos increase awareness of the importance of sustaining our planet and the life that inhabits it.
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