Clicking stunning architectural photographs is a different ballgame altogether. The high degree of man-made element combined with the whims and fancies of natural components poses peculiar challenges not found in many other genres. Here is a look at what camera equipment is ideal to kick-start this journey.
What you need to capture architecture?
Whether you are a serious hobbyist or an architecture student who likes to record architectural ideas for self, you would want to click marvellous pictures of your architecture-subject. The subject itself may widely vary, from landscapes to buildings to intricate patterns, but the basics of architectural photography remain the same. You do not want camera shake, you want a unique perspective, and you want to capture the structure’s essence. Start off with a camera, a tripod and if possible, a remote trigger, these are the bare basics to achieve the above. And of course, select a camera to suit your objective and clicking style to bag that perfect shot.
Point and Shoot Cameras
Small, compact, light and cheap, a point and shoot is the most basic form of a camera. Almost everything in a point-and-shoot is automatic i.e. you have very little control over the settings. They have relatively low resolution and poor low-light performance, which can be a major deterrent for night photography. So do not rely on your point-and-shoot for pics of the dazzling Eiffel tower against the Paris night sky. In most point and shoot cameras, the lens is fixed.