Switzerland has a lot to offer people who would like to try architectural photography. But how to do it correctly and obtain great results? Today we will share with you 10 tips how to shoot architecture in Switzerland.
1. Shoot in various weather conditions and hours of the day and night
Most people like to take a photo at sunset hours to catch the dramatic atmosphere of the building. Of course, this usually gives good results but the negative side is - it doesn't reveal the whole potential. A specific point in time decreases the varieties of what the building is in various weather conditions and times of day and night.
2. Make good lighting your priority
Lighting can emphasize a structure, space, and atmosphere. It reveals the most important feature of the target architectural project.
3. Find a unique angle
Look for the angle that will expose some missed form or decorative detail of the building. Take your time and watch the target from different places to get what you need in your photo.
4. People can be included
Architecture is made by people so it would be strange if architecture could exist without them. Don't be afraid to add people to your composition as they are an integral part of any architecture.
5. Shoot details as well as the whole
Remember that details can be beautiful too.
6. Not to objectify the target building
When you start shooting, forget about photos of the building you have seen before and find your own angle to take the unique photo.
7. Use tools for post-processing
If you can improve your photo don't hesitate and do it!
8. Good photography equipment
Buy appropriate equipment to get the best shots. A wide-angle lens is considered to be the best one to photograph architecture. A tripod will give more possibilities to take a picture when the light conditions are bad.
9. Return to the place multiple times
Really interesting aspects of the architecture can be revealed only over time.
10. Do a research
Learn the history of the building before going to shoot. That will undoubtedly uncover you the essence of the architectural structure and you will know what to focus on.