Photography tip number 1 – How do I take a photograph in a building full of people?

 Saint-André Cathedral, Bordeaux. France. Awesome.
Saint-André Cathedral, Bordeaux. France. Awesome.

Point your camera up. People gone. Honestly it sounds too good to be true but it works.

If you are happy with the composition of an image that you get when you just point your camera up then great. I often do this when I am photographing the interiors of churches and cathedrals in Europe.

Like this picture of the grand interior of  Saint-André Cathedral in Bordeaux. An awesome, stunning structure, which on the day was packed full of people.

Using this simple trick I transformed the scene from one full of jostling tourists to a picture of calmness and emptiness.

I like tips that are simple and work.

Check back to my photography blog for photography tip number 2 next month.

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Rick McEvoy

I am Rick McEvoy, an architectural and construction photographer living and working in the South of England. I create high quality architectural photography and construction photography imagery of the built environment for architects and commercial clients. I do not photograph weddings, families, small people or pets - anything that is alive, moves or might not do as I ask!! I am also the creator of the Photography Explained Podcast, available on all major podcast providers. I have a blog on my website where I write about my work and photography stuff. Rick McEvoy ABIPP, MCIOB

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