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Learn | Architecture Photography with @davide.pastorino

What is architecture photography?

Architecture photography is, quite simply, taking photographs of pretty buildings. Usually the images focus in on the intricate craftsmanship, or unusual features.


Who is the expert?

@davide.pastino. Davide's feed is a wonderland of gorgeous buildings and brickwork, all centring around London's hub. From super modern steelwork, to the emerald tiles of old pubs, Davide tries to capture it all.

What is his advice?

Don't worry about lighting - just try to get the picture as straight as possible;

I'm always taking pictures when it's not very bright out, this gives me the opportunity when I edit it to have room to work with the brightness as much as I like. Together with straightening tools and editing effects, I'm always using at least 3 or 4 different apps to edit my architecture pictures. The most difficult thing, editing wise, is the definitely the straightness of the buildings, not so much the lighting.

I'm not a great fan of sun in my pictures due to the 'moody' style of my feed so I'm always taking photos during cloudy days where, from my point of view, the light is almost perfect.

How can I do it?

Do some research into different types of building so the kind of architecture you like is easy to spot;

Usually I just come across the buildings that I snap, I know which kind of architecture and colours I'm looking for, so this makes life simple when I'm out and about.

Make sure the buildings match the colour of your Instagram feed aesthetic:

I'm always looking for different colours, and some colour contrast between buildings if they're next to eachother (for example, a grey building next to a red one).The colours of any buildings I take pictures of have to match the colour scheme of my whole feed.

Try and include something other than the building for added texture and movement;

Usually the main subject of my pictures is something specific, like a historical building with curious architecture, but I also like to include smaller elements, like someone walking by the building, to give the picture some movement.

Thanks, Davide!