Architecture Photography: Beauty of Interior and Exterior Designs

American architect Julia Morgan once said, “Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.“.

Indeed, architecture serves as a voice to express the artistic stance of the architect at that time. Photography takes a step further to interpret architecture in several ways. What used to be an accurate portrayal of the structure has now gradually evolved into a manipulation of different perspectives to bring out the interesting elements of a single structure. The art of photographing architecture takes on many forms. Whether it is photographing the exterior or interior, many awesome images can be resulted with the correct techniques and more importantly, the observant eye to spot the different points of view.

Like other types of photography, what lies ahead is always a series of challenges for photographers before an excellent shot is taken. However, there are two main challenges in architecture photography – Lighting and Image distortion. When photographing the exterior, natural lighting is all you have got and you have to capture the building at its most glamorous moment. Image distortion occurs when the building has lines running horizontally and vertically and they appear distorted. The right equipment and the right angles would prevent that pitfall.

Interior architecture with repeating patterns and geometric shapes is a bonus to photographers. Employing the use of different camera angles would reveal the beauty of these designs. Architecture with unique and unusual structures also tend to catch our attention. We can’t help but start to ponder how it was made (or maybe built) possible. Photography comes into play as it does justice to impressive architecture.

You probably haven’t seen all the architecture in the entire globe, so we shall bring you bits of the world. Here is a collection of architecture photography that will keep you bedazzled. If you are amazed at these images, your jaws will drop in awe when you get to see the real McCoy.

Golden ceiling of Budapest Parliament by jackfre2

Balcony Harmony by roevin

Void of silence by Mindcage

Caracole by Giulio Ercolani

Lost in lines by Semir

St. Peter’s Basilica by jborowski_photo

Swirling at an angle by wonder_lick

86 Down Below by NazZmedia-Photography

Vortex by stefano longhi

Taj Mahal by sensorfleck

SOH Sails by Susie Knudsen

Way Up by christian_wind

“Vers une architecture” Towards an architecture by * galaad *

Cloisters at Durham Cathedral by Coiled_Pasta

Escaleras Helicoidales Spiral staircase by SoWhat –

Esplanade Singapore by Jusup Sukatendel

Architecture in Rotterdam by Dennis Veldman

Soaring buildings by Sebastian Trandafir

Aussie Architecture by ‘ Toshio ‘

Cathedral of Stairs by shutterBRI

Ceiling of Budapest by kimbar

Octagonal Chapter House of York Minster by KCLam

City of the Arts and the Sciences of Valencia, Spain by mhdezhdez

Arrow Heads of Esplanade Singapore by Guang Ye

El trono episcopal by SoWhat –

Let’s dance by Myxi

Alien architecture by Austrittswunde

ljusterapi by Dezeen

Observer by Kamuro

Perforated Roof by roevin

Symmetrical watercube by toomanytribbles

Underground Starship by roevin

It’s a long way up by nicksflix

Hyatt Lobby, Atlanta by scilit

Space architecture by Carsten Velten

Musical Architecture by Mauro Mendula

Architectural Contrasts by Alexandra Baltog

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