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THE BIRTH OF ARCHITECTURAL       PHOTOGRAPHY                                    By            Woore Watkins Derby Architec...
BIRTHrchitecture is one of the oldest forms of art and since the birth ofphotography history has sort to document these pr...
NICÉPHORE NIÉPCE  In 1826 French Inventor NicéphoreNiépce took one of the first permanentphotographs from a window at Le G...
VIEW FROM THE  WINDOW AT LE GRAS      Nicéphore Niépce had begun experimenting with photography many years previous but ma...
WHAT IS ARCHITECTURAL                PHOTOGRAPHY?rt enthusiasts believe architectural photography to be a specialisedfield...
THE SCIENCE OF       ARCHITECTURAL        PHOTOGRAPHY When you view a building you are often confronted  by a range of dif...
LIGHTINGAs with most types of photography lighting   is an essential element that can trulydistinguish a picture from meag...
FUTUREArchitectural photography continuesto be a popular medium of art, whichwith the aid of modern technology is       in...
THANKS TO:oogle Imagesontent written by Woore Watkins Derby Architects           oore Watkins Ltd, 61 Friar Gate, Derby DE...
THANKS TO:oogle Imagesontent written by Woore Watkins Derby Architects           oore Watkins Ltd, 61 Friar Gate, Derby DE...
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Derby architects - the birth of architectural photography

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Architecture is a vital part of our society as is the photography of such. Buildings inspire feeling in the general public and those who photograph them have turned it into an art form. This presentation will help you find out how it all began.

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Derby architects - the birth of architectural photography

  1. 1. THE BIRTH OF ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY By Woore Watkins Derby Architects (woore-watkins.co.uk) Woore Watkins Ltd, 61 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DJ | 01332 347 719
  2. 2. BIRTHrchitecture is one of the oldest forms of art and since the birth ofphotography history has sort to document these prodigious fetes. Aswe witness periods of time through the dexterity of photography wewitness the culmination of society’s devotion and appreciation forarchitecture which at its core celebrates our diverse cultural heritage.
  3. 3. NICÉPHORE NIÉPCE In 1826 French Inventor NicéphoreNiépce took one of the first permanentphotographs from a window at Le Gras capturing the roof and surroundingcountryside of his estate. Unknowingly Niépce had captured the firstarchitectural photograph as it containedimages of exterior scenes combined with the current buildings of the time.
  4. 4. VIEW FROM THE WINDOW AT LE GRAS Nicéphore Niépce had begun experimenting with photography many years previous but many of his earlierefforts were destroyed due to their age or his attempts to duplicate them. Thepicture of Le Gras is one of the earliest of his collection to have survived andultimately paved the way for other similar pioneering photographers of the 19th Century.
  5. 5. WHAT IS ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY?rt enthusiasts believe architectural photography to be a specialisedfield that specifically focuses on capturing pictures associated withbuildings, angles and landscapes. It is therefore an art form in its ownentirety and is vastly different from other forms of photography. Ituses specialist lenses and techniques allowing the subject to remaintrue to its form without being subjected to photographic distortion.
  6. 6. THE SCIENCE OF ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY When you view a building you are often confronted by a range of different lines, these can run in both horizontal and vertical directions. Upon taking a photograph the image may show these lines to be distorted, this usually occurs when the picture hasbeen taken from the wrong view point or the correct equipment has not been used. Does this makearchitectural photography a science in itself ? It would suggest that architectural photography has advancedfrom being a primitive form of art to something that requires certain experience and enthusiasm for the medium.
  7. 7. LIGHTINGAs with most types of photography lighting is an essential element that can trulydistinguish a picture from meagre to epic in a blink of an eye. Light has a tremendous effect upon atmosphere in relation toarchitectural photography by changing themood of a building and how it is perceived. To create the most sensual photographsbuildings are often said to be captured best from dusk till dawn.
  8. 8. FUTUREArchitectural photography continuesto be a popular medium of art, whichwith the aid of modern technology is increasing in demand.
  9. 9. THANKS TO:oogle Imagesontent written by Woore Watkins Derby Architects oore Watkins Ltd, 61 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DJ | 01332 347 719
  10. 10. THANKS TO:oogle Imagesontent written by Woore Watkins Derby Architects oore Watkins Ltd, 61 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DJ | 01332 347 719

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