Photography 101: Architecture

From geometric patterns on skyscrapers to the ironwork on historical buildings, there are many opportunities to capture the beauty and complexity of architecture. How will you interpret this theme?
Tip: As we explored yesterday, color is a powerful element in photography. But let’s not forget black and white, or monochrome, which can be very dramatic! Train your eye to look for architectural elements that translate in black and white: sharp lines and patterns, defined shapes, large surface areas, and a mix of very light and very dark colors. Compare the color and monochrome versions of today’s shot. 

My subject for this assignment is the Old Post Office Pavilion. As of last year, the Pavilion was leased to the Trump Organization which said it would develop the property into a luxury hotel. In a few of the shots, you will see the Trump construction banners prominently placed.

Feedback and suggestions on technique are welcome. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂



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