Student Images from our 2019 Chicago Workshop

For the third year, we led a workshop in Chicago. This has become one of our favorite workshops and a city that is very popular with attendees. As always, we were impressed by our students and the images they got during the workshop. While the post-workshop critique is for students to get feedback about their […]

Student Images from our 2019 New York Workshop

After each workshop, we like to share some images from our students. We always love seeing what our students come up with during workshops, as they often bring different viewpoints on buildings we’ve photographed many times. This is why we enjoy the post-workshop critique session, during which we give feedback about our students’ images. Christine […]

Using Layers to Add Depth to your Architectural Images

We’ve been writing about compositional tools (like Negative Space, Triangles or Leading Lines) that can help you improve your architectural images. Today’s theme is layers! It’s a common element of photography, think foreground/background in landscape images. With architecture, you don’t always see what’s between the different layers, as oftentimes one building is hiding part of […]

Great Architecture in the Miami Design District

One of the highlights of our upcoming Miami workshop is definitely the Miami Design District. Located north of the city center, it’s an outdoor shopping center with luxury brands. What makes it unique is the care that was given to the design and architecture of most of the buildings and store in the district. It […]

Two Great Architectural Locations in Oklahoma City

Around the holidays, we took a road trip from Chicago to Phoenix. While it was mostly vacation and landscapes, we couldn’t resist checking out a few architectural locations on the way. One of the cities we stopped in was Oklahoma City and we found two locations with great modern architecture: the Scissortail Bridge and the […]

Using Negative Space in your Architectural Compositions

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When photographing architecture, you’re often presented with two choices: fill the frame with your subject or leave some breathing space around it. The latter is called negative space and can be a great tool for your compositions. Filling the frame creates a busy composition, often resulting in dramatic, intense, sometimes overwhelming images. Leaving some negative […]

Historic Architecture at the Panthéon in Paris

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The Panthéon is one of the locations we photograph during our Paris workshop. It was originally built in 1790 as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve, but it now is a mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens. Its neoclassic architecture is beautiful to photograph and it’s worth visiting even if you’re not a photographer. […]

2018 South Michigan Avenue Interiors Photowalk Recap

Last November, we hosted our second photowalk around South Michigan Avenue, so it’s time for a recap! We had decided to focus on interior locations, which was good since winter came to Chicago early! There are a lot of great indoor locations around South Michigan Avenue if you know where to find them! We started […]

Using the transform tool to straighten verticals in architectural images

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If you like taking photos of architecture and cityscapes, you’ve probably noticed that if you angle your camera up or down, the vertical lines of buildings tend to converge. Sometimes (not always), we want them to stay straight. And if you don’t have a tilt-shift lens, then you need to do that in post-processing. Here’s […]

Aqua – Another Visit

I just can’t seem to stop visiting Aqua lately! This time it was to meet up with some friends and fellow photographers. I rarely visit the same building this frequently in such a short span of time but it is one of Chicago’s best. Each time I go I think I’ve seen it all the […]