Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Keep those vertical lines straight. If you are far
away from a building you can shoot it with a long
telephoto and it will look vertical. Of course, if you are
close to it, the building will seem to keystone, ie, tip
backwards. Sometimes that's ok but normally we like a
straight building. Some correction can be done in the
filter in photoshop for correcting camera distortion.
For an interior, you want to keep the camera at
a height that keeps the verticals straight, so keep it
about half way between floor and ceiling if possible.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
I was photographing buildings when I
spotted this young woman studying in
front of one of my buildings. I hesitated
to interrupt her work but I went back
and asked if I could photograph her.
She was more than happy to oblige.
I sent her the pics by e mail. Most people
don't mind being photographed if you ask
nicely and send them copies. It does take
a bit of nerve to ask a stranger but with
practice, it gets easier.