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 […]

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 […]

Student Images from our 2019 Los Angeles Workshop

After each workshop, we have a critique session to give some feedback to our students, both in terms of composition and post-processing. We love that session because we get to see our students’ images and they always impress us and surprise us with new angles. So after sharing our own images, here are images from […]

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 […]

One of our favorite locations in Toronto: the Aga Khan Museum

If you ever find yourself in Toronto, take the time to go visit the Aga Khan Museum! Designed by Maki and Associates and Moriyama & Teshima Architects, the museum is a gorgeous site with a beautiful garden and the nearby Ismaili Centre. The museum is definitely one of our favorite locations in Toronto, with its minimalist architecture […]

2018 Chicago Workshop Recap: Friday Add-On

Last week, we shared our images from the Chicago Workshop. We also had a Friday add-on option, to get to shoot even more before the main workshop. We had a smaller, but highly motivated group who wanted to photograph some locations in the Loop. We started with an early sunrise at the Adler Planetarium. Despite […]

The Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto

Allen Lambert Galleria - Toronto, ON

Toronto has a little-known gem in its financial district: the Allen Lambert Galleria by Santiago Calatrava. The Galleria links the two towers of Brookfield Place with an indoor pedestrian street. The white metallic structure is Calatrava’s signature style, which is always great to photograph and this place is no exception. The wide shot is the more […]

Shooting different perspectives of the Eiffel Tower

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It doesn’t get much more iconic than the Eiffel Tower in Paris… Which is why we wanted to share different ways to capture wider cityscapes views of the French landmark. The most obvious shot is from the Trocadéro, across the Seine river. It’s a straight-forward location, with the obvious image being a centered, symmetrical composition. […]