Project #122019-01-18T07:31:07+00:00

Photography for Architects
Arch 353 – Fall 2017
Frank White

This course investigated how to photograph a work of architecture. As in Degas words, “art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” When photographing a building, the photographer serves as a translator and the photograph as the translation. Through my experimentation in this course, I have learned to maintain an artists’ point of view while staying true to the structure before the camera and to make sure that the camera doesn’t dilute the value of design in focus. I have learned to mindfully use the camera to strike the fine balance between documentation and photography.
In this course I practiced and learned to first set the image right before the camera, find balance within frame then, shoot with the right settings for the best photograph and, last, to optimize the use of color management and image-editing programs such as Lightroom and Photoshop to further enhance the photograph.