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    Thanks for the advices, will upload a photo taken this noon.

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    Those were shot with pretty harsh and flat lighting condition.

    Careless compositions. Watch out for "foreign objects" i.e. trees, shadowed spots, etc at the edges of your images. The perspective tilt is disconcerting on the first image.
    The images doesn't communicate the character of the architecture. In other words; its a snapshot, as with the second image. You were not able to capture the building entirely but neither have you successfully isolated the interesting bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinaldi86

    Because usually when I take building shots, to me, it's just plain building. It does not have the "Wah this is a magnificent building" kind of feel when I view it.
    The reason why you think your pictures doesn't show a magnificent building might be that you've haven't shot a magnificent building yet. If you are doing this as a hobby, then you have the luxury to take your time to pick your subjects carefully.

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    Some simple examples of getting around constraints.


    When the building surrounding isn't as photogenic as you would like it to be, try exploring details and abstract elements. You might be pleasantly surprised.


    When its impossible to capture the entire building without any perspection distortion, you move in to make use of the dynamic lines. Notice the use of reflections as well.


    Make you of the ambient lighting. Again, you might be pleasantly surprised if you have the patience to wait. This is taken in the midst of an evening storm.


    Sometimes, the building doesn't have to be the centre stage in your pictures. Make use of other elements that you may find to design your pictures.

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    Simply love the last one, Kit... Taken in Melbourne? I'm going there next month...

    Beware of "killer litter" though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb
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    There is a simpler and cheaper was to handle perspective distortion. Open the photo in Photoshop, go to the Crop Mode, Check the "Perspective" Check Box, and Crop the photo parallel to the sides of the building. After a few trials, you should get the correct crop. I have done it many times, produces good results. Definitely better option to me than $1K++ overhead for a TS lens.

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    Can you please explain more on how to go to the Crop Mode, Check the "Perspective" Check Box, and Crop the photo parallel to the sides of the building.
    I can't find "Perspective" Check Box in mine PS

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    Thanks kit! For the critics.
    Actually, I wanted to take something similar to your:


    However, Because there are people walking on top near the glass parapet, I wouldn't want to take something beneath skirt u know

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinaldi86
    Hi, as the topic, I need advice on taking building shots.

    Any tips on how to take a proper shots on building?

    Because usually when I take building shots, to me, it's just plain building. It does not have the "Wah this is a magnificent building" kind of feel when I view it.

    Hope the experts in this field can advice me on this.

    Thank you
    to make ur architectural images they should look like perspectives or what we call 3d illustrations.tats what i do for a living

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    Quote Originally Posted by philliptan
    Simply love the last one, Kit... Taken in Melbourne? I'm going there next month...

    Beware of "killer litter" though?
    Thanks and yes, the first, second and last one are shot in Melbourne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinmen
    Can you please explain more on how to go to the Crop Mode, Check the "Perspective" Check Box, and Crop the photo parallel to the sides of the building.
    I can't find "Perspective" Check Box in mine PS
    The reason why I seldom use this is because at times you might end up cropping off a big chunk of the image. Chances would be you not getting what you wanted in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinaldi86

    However, Because there are people walking on top near the glass parapet, I wouldn't want to take something beneath skirt u know
    That's why you have to study the building well. I sometimes make a few trips to study the building without taking a single frame.

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