The architectural photography has the purpose to capture the environment of the building but it is not limited to reproducing architectural monuments and their details, interiors and exteriors integrated into the urban space.
Depending on the talent and the vision of the photographer, the special buildings can retain their own personality being transformed into realistic works of art.
There are plenty of situations in which the final impression over a construction is given especially by the little details whose importance is very hard to be defined. There are aesthetic and functional details which often pass unobserved and whose value is worthy of appreciation.
From this point of view, the architectural photography represents a challenge being present in the every day landscape as something so obvious that it should not be missed.
The architectural photography represents a bi-dimensional transition of the tri-dimensional. So you would have to consider the frame of the composition you want to shoot.
The composition is a very important factor in obtaining certain remarkable results because with its help the frame elements will be disposed and created in a certain order depending on the importance of visibility and location.
Through a correspondent composition you can suggest to the viewer where and at what to look first and as a conclusion you won’t just present the subject but you can offer it a meaning.
Of course the composition will depend on the scenery you want to capture and that is why keep in mind that an old building will look better in a simpler composition that will underline its beautiful details while the modern building will be put in value by a more abstract and unusual style.
The composition issue can be solved by identifying an object able to play the role of a frame around the subject. This can come from the nature and can be the tree branch or a spectacular arch. A plant or a statue can be the details that will add depth to the photography.
Generally in the architectural photography the vertical lines from the picture tend to be irregular, still the wide angle of the camera could be rather an advantage than a disadvantage especially when it comes to photographing very tall buildings.
Of course this is when the laws of optics come so distortions will appear in the photographs you take. It can happen that after you download the photos on the computer, to see that the verticals from your picture are ruined by the effect. This can be fixed with post processing but to achieve true art you will need to take this aspect under consideration.