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Architectural photography: How to plan an architectural photo shoot.

Architectural photo shoot – planning out all the details

Recently I had the opportunity to create a series of architectural photographs of this beautiful building for an architect friend of mine. She’s created this stunning house on one of the islands on the beautiful venetian causeway that connects Miami with Miami Beach. Check out how this image is created from the initial scout, to the photo shoot and through post production in this series. Today we start with the planning part of the shoot.

Architectural photograph of the Dilido house

The Dilido house photographed for a South American architect on a recent architectural photo shoot.

Architectural photography is about lines and light

Photograph taken of the front elevation during scouting on Cadrage appWe need to show long lines” the architect tells me. She right, after all she’s designed this beauty and understands all the intricate details of the house better than anyone. Capturing her vision, that started on a drawing board, begins with a visit to the house. I insisted to meet her at the house were going to photograph, since I want to see what she’s passionate about. So the week before the shoot I meet with her at the house, with my iPhone (and a couple of cool apps) to get to know the house. Primarily it’s about her vision, but I also need to see where the sun will be, since we’re not just chasing long lines. We’re also here to catch the light.

A dichotomy: immobile structures and a sun, that doesn’t stand still

You used to have to be part astronomer to be able to calculate the path of the sun, today there’s an app for that. I use an app