Let’s Photograph is a community where you can find a lot of tips for taking good pictures. This is a place where you learn from others, share your pictures using the tips, and share your tips, too if you have some.
Practice makes perfect, so keep taking pictures! 😀
On last Saturday (8/14/2011), we went to Columbus and it was a very nice day for taking pictures. So, I tried some of the tips from the Let’s Photograph Challenge #5. All the pictures I took with my Digital Camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7, from the car, while moving or stopped at the stop light. Here are the tips for you to try:
Same as with all the other subjects: The best time to photograph buildings is either early in the morning or at the end of the day. Lighting is just the best at those moments. But thne again: Sometimes you just don’t have a choice, you’re in a guided tour, or the building is facing the wrong way, or you are just not there at the perfect moments. So when you have the opportuninty to take your photos early in the morning or at the end of the day, please do, but if you can’t, you can’t. It is as simple as that.
Now what do you do when you can’t photograph the entire building? Just as simple: Then don’t! Try to focus on a part of the building that interests you or get even closer and try and get it from a different perspective, step to the side and try and get it like that or get as close as possible and photograph it with your eyes almost facing the sky.. Most of us take photos from buildings with lots of sky and the building right in the middle. Again: The rule of thirds (challenge #2) also applies here.