Imhotep, the first identified architect in history, lived approximately 2600 BCE and served the Egyptian pharaoh, Djoser. Imhotep is credited with creating the world’s first known extensive stone construction, the Egyptian pyramid complex, which inspired following more grandiose pyramids.
It’s easy to think of architectural photography as just taking pictures of buildings, but it’s much more. Architectural photography is concerned with capturing not only the architecture and exact representation of a structure but also the aesthetic appeal of the images to the viewer.
Even the first permanent photograph, Nicephore Niepce’s Vista from the Window at Le Gras, was also the first architectural photograph because it depicted a view of structures.
Architectural photography can cover a wide range of themes, including tall structures, bungalow houses, heritage sites, modern buildings, farm barns, bridges, warehouses, factories, and more. We can add additional features to make the photograph more dynamic instead of catching them in a typical angle and frame.
For example, tracing an inverted image of architecture with a lens ball in front of the camera. Seeing buildings through a lens ball will be a strange experience. Composing a frame within a frame will provide the observer with a new and creative feeling.
Tiny planet photography is another bizarre way of capturing buildings. Tiny Planet photography is the process of turning a photograph into a little planet. These small planets are eye-catching and entertaining to look at.
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