Yesterday I posted the same post about my interior photographer page as I did on Wednesday. I have no idea why.
Moving on, it should have been an introduction to my new architectural photographer page.
Over the next 12 days I will be writing about the new set of 12 images on this page of my website, all about architectural photography.
Whilst I was writing the text for this page I did ask myself the question – what is architectural photography?
Wikipedia is always up there in Google searches, and says
“Architectural photography is the photographing of buildings and similar structures that are both aesthetically pleasing and accurate representations of their subjects. Architectural photographers are usually skilled in the use of specialised techniques and equipment.”
This is the Wikipedia link.
This is one definition.
Thinking a bit further about this, architecture is defined in the English Oxford Living Dictionaries as as
“The art or practice of designing and constructing buildings”.
Hmmm. Designing and constructing buildings. I like that as a definition. Not that there is anything wrong with the Wikipedia definition, it is just the point about being aesthetically pleasing. There is much more to it than that.
Architectural photography covers not only the aesthetics but also the form function, as well as the context.
I think I was going to focus on architectural details but I am going to broaden out my image set.
I will extract something from this web page – no point writing it again is there?
I wrote a list of 10 reasons why you should consider me to photograph your building for you;
“1 – I am a Chartered Builder - MCIOB
I have a lifetime of professional experience in the construction industry.
2 – I am professionally qualified in photographer – LBIPP
I am a Licentiate in the British Institute of Photographers. What does LBIPP mean? According to the BIPP website LBIPP is an
“Entry level qualification, showing an established professional level of skill and competence”. So that’s all good then. And that was a couple of years ago to be fair, and my photography work has developed rather a lot since then.
3 – My photography equipment
I use specialist equipment. The equipment I use for my architectural photography work has been refined over the years, giving me very specific equipment for specific subjects, locations and environments.
4 – I love photographing architecture
This is not a job I hate doing. I love buildings, architecture, interiors and indeed construction sites. So, you get a big bundle of enthusiasm when you commission me. And you know what they say about people who enjoy what they do?
5 – My creative eye
I have an eye for light, details, composition, tones and textures. And details. I view things as a photographer. And, I view things as a construction professional. A great combination for an architectural photographer!
6 – My business skills
I have worked professionally in construction for over 30 years, have two companies of my own, and I am my businesses. There is just me to deal with, and if I do not do great work that people want I don’t get paid. It really is that simple!
7 – Personal service
You deal with me. Only me. All the way through from start to finish. I take the photos and I edit the photos – there is no outsourcing anywhere.
8 - Image processing
Architectural photography is a specialised, technical discipline. Pictures of buildings must be technically correct, with straight lines and correct colours but also looking natural.
And this is my specialism.
9 – My personality
I like people. I have spent a lifetime working in the construction industry, and get on with people at all levels.
10 – My professionalism
I pride myself on providing a high quality professional service on every job. I am not cheap, and if you are after the cheapest photographer it will not be me, but I provide high quality pictures and a high-quality service.”
Time to get in touch with me?
I hope so.
I hope that that you are convinced that I am the right person to speak to about your architectural photography enquiry – if so then please get in touch with me by
Phone - 07772252186
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
As I said over the next 12 days you will see 12 architectural photography images all taken and processed by me.