How to photograph INCREDIBLE ARCHITECTURE!


– What’s up everybody. It’s Tuesday. Wow, the weeks really
just fly by, don’t they. Well, we all know what that means. (energetic music) Welcome back to yet
another Two Minute Tuesday. So good to have you here. In today’s topic we will be discussing architecture photography. (energetic music) Couple of thoughts that I
have when it comes to this, being that I live in a massive city that has tons, a whole hell of
a lot of badass architecture that I have shot throughout the years in many different
situations and scenarios. So we’re gonna take you through
a little bit of that today. And just show you what
I think when it comes to taking pictures of buildings
and things of that nature. So, with that being said, let’s throw two minutes on the clock. (explosion) Let’s go. First things first, we want to check out the vantage and the surroundings. Do a little survey, walk around the block. Check it from across the street. How does it look low, how
does it look higher up. Something that might look
mundane on the street, when you get up close looks
absolutely phenomenal. Like this shot right here. It looks like a UFO’s coming
down to just zip me away. Crazy. Getting that kind of wherewithal so that we know what we want to photograph is the first step to taking a great photo. Sometimes the best vantage isn’t the most obvious vantage
that might just be head on. Beauty of architecture is
exactly that, it’s beautiful. These people are artists that
are designing these buildings. It has a unique touch from the
very person that designed it. So we want to find that and show it off using your creative skills and talents. Something I like to say is
don’t forget to look up. Be it that that’s outside or just walk in the building and look up, as well. Sometimes these designers don’t just make a crazy awesome-looking building on the outside, they make it
awesome on the inside, too. Like this building, for instance. I was going down an escalator, I looked up and poof, NASA
headquarters, yes please. Framing buildings using other buildings. Just like we talked about
in the composition video, using other buildings
to frame the building that is the subject can
be a super cool, metta, if you will, way of
approaching photography when it comes to buildings. Here’s an example right here of two office buildings sandwiching the CN Tower with a little sliver in between that it just fits. It’s just perfect. Lastly, is capturing the close-up details of these buildings. Some of them can only be seen
when you are super close. Maybe it’s the texture of some tiles that line one side, maybe
it’s the whole building’s texture in and of itself that you can’t see from far away, but when you’re close up you can. Which leads me to my next point, which is the gear you’re gonna use. Wide angles are obvious. The wider, the better. That’s always good, you wanna have that if you’re doing architecture photography. But, maybe a macro lens is something you wanna bring along, too,
for those very details. The stuff that nobody sees far away. So, have a good mixed bag of lenses. I wouldn’t say just limit yourself to wide angle, play around. Lastly is perspective. Taking advantage of the lens corrections and transform features of light room can dramatically change for the better, sometimes for the worse, your photographs. Just hitting vertical on a photo like this will completely make that
perspective straight on which looks great. You get two blank spots in the corners, but if we’re cropping this
for instagram, we’re done. Thank you very much, yes please. So, that’s it for me today, guys. I hope you enjoyed this video. And the last thing I’ll leave you with is the best part of
architecture photography which is the replayability that it has. I’ll use a video game term here, but essentially that
means you can just keep shooting it over and over and over with the change of seasons,
the change of weather, sunset, sunrise, maybe even
it’s raining, in the snow. These buildings look great all year round. So, using your creativity
and your personal style mixed with the surroundings
constantly changing. You have a great
opportunity, a great platform to practice and continue
shooting awesome stuff. So, get out there with your camera, go mess around, have a great time. Hit that like button
if you like this video. Smash it if that’s
something that you’re into. Subscribe if you aren’t already, And, and see you guys in the next video. (chill music)

79 Replies to “How to photograph INCREDIBLE ARCHITECTURE!”

  1. Does anyone know how he shot the photo with the lens ? it was like the building inside the lens.. Right near the end of the video.. The help would be highly appreciated 🙂

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  3. I have a prime 50mm and a lens kit 18-135 usm. Which one would work better for the architecture? I was thinking 50mm for the better quality but the lens kit might be more useful.

  4. I love your video …. Can you tell me which lens is better means for everytime…..and Im architect student I need to click… I have have cannon 600D… Please suggest me .thank you so much 😃

  5. I'm just starting out in photography and I have a Nikon and was just wondering what would be a good wide angle lens to start with?

  6. I love photographing architecture. You do it amazing and make me just want to go out and shoot! 🙂

  7. Hey Peter !!! Love your channel. I’m an artist myself . Basically I draw for my family and I used to do graffiti if that gives u a little insight on who I am . The reason I’m contacting you is my son has all the artistic talent but knows where and how he wants to express it . I came across your UTUBe channel looking up all the ?s everyone has looking into cameras and video, and my son said to view your channel .U are very talented and u inspire my son Prince . I want to buy him a camera and editing software. He’s a beginner but learns very fast esp that he has this interest And talents. I’ve looked and looked , researched and researched . What can I buy my son for him to express himself . He wants to make video and also insert stills in his vids but also while making his vids he wants to be able to write stuff that pops up while viewing his vids . If u have time please point me in the right direction . I’m not rich so we are on s budget so please keep that in mind when and if u make a recommendation! TU and we look forward to your future content . U are amazing . Congrats to your success … enjoy life bro !!!

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  9. Is there any good way of photographing architecture with a 50mm prime lens or any lens that's not wide angle? I shoot with a Leica m240 that I've been loving! But I can't afford a wide angle right now… Any tips or tricks?

  10. cool tips I think the good thing about urban photography is with the right imagination you can take a one in a million picture unique to all others.

  11. what would people recommend for a DSLR camera that is cheap but takes professional looking images. I am not looking for a camera worth thousands just something up to 400 pounds or so at the most. I have a panosonic hx wa2 it's ok but is not a dslr so lacks certain options and zoom abilities.

  12. You always inspire me and I love it. I’ve watched this like 17 times since you’ve posted it! I’ve always loved it and have an architecture shoot soon! Ek. I think the 2 minute Tuesday’s that go well over the 2 minutes are always great!!!

  13. Друг, если бы ты увидел архитектуру в моем городе, ты бы развернулся и бежал бы не оглядываясь) В таком потрясающем городе как на видео снимать и правда круто.

  14. If you translate vedio we will be love you 😂😂بصوت محمد هندي 😂

    I'm learning photography and English thanks 🌸♥️

  15. нужно учить английский, но огромное спасибо @James Howlett за перевод

  16. Great thanks Peter. I grabbed a last minute look before heading out .. just an afterthought as i left, and whammo! Found this one. Perfect.

  17. Your every video is a very useful knowledge to me. I rewatch the videos again and again and experiment based on it. Thanks a lot Pete❤️

  18. You, sir, have undoubtedly been my favorite youtuber since the say i discovered your channel. You are just amazing man. Rock on!

  19. Your B-Rolls are always epic and it makes me want to expand my horizons and try film making stuff, not just photography 😀

  20. Have a good mixed bag of lenses..or ..alternatively just carry the one camera with a 25-600mm lens like..erm..for instance the Lumix FZ330. Yes, I know, it's a bridge camera, and yes, I know "The image quality isn't as good!" Blah blah blah. But surely the whole point of a bridge camera is that you are carrying far less equipment. And the image quality, by the way is excellent. Oh, and before everyone just runs away with the idea that I'm just having a rant, I loved the video and I think Peter McKinnon is wonderful!.

  21. Great video Peter . I do have one question if I may ? I’m on a limited budget but would like too buy a wide angle lens for my Rebel T6 . What wide angle lens for beginner would you recommend?? Thanks .

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