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5 Trending Styles in Architectural Photography

  • Posted By: Swork Studio
  • Posted: 09 Jan 2021

When it comes to architecture, imagery is very important. The quality of the sketches and visuals play a key role in communicating what the brand wants to say. We can say the same for architectural photography as well. Good quality pictures can help a company showcase their projects, distinguish themselves from their competitors and attract new clients. Wood development in camera technology coming in as well, the field of architectural photography also keeps developing new trends every year.

Here we have some of the most trending styles in architectural photography:

Gymnasium of the New Campus of Tianjin University, China, by Atelier Li Xinggang, photographed by Terrence

  • Architecture in use: Architectural photographer, Rob van Esch talks about this trend in his eBook, Trends in Architectural Photography. He describes the method as documenting the Architecture full of life and activity.This also reflects the architects’ growing desire to present images of their work that depict how their spaces are used. Hence, functionality at the same time with the required aesthetic are snapped together.

    The Shui cultural center shot by Westline Studio.

  • Use of Warmth: We all know that light plays a significant role in any type of Photography and so it definitely matters when it comes to architectural photography. According to Rob Van Esch, the quality of light is best when it's warm in tone. Warmth in the pictures also communicates the project's characters and connects to the viewers as well because it doesn't appear as cold and lifeless. Lighting conditions like golden hour and blue hour do the trick here.

    A beautiful capture of the Augustusburg Brühl, in Germany. The symmetry here adds a new visual element.

  • Capturing Symmetry: Using the correct angles can provide Symmetry and a clean cut to the picture. Rob Van Esch mentions in his book Trends in Architectural Photography, that oftentimes Symmetry can be used as a great element to make the capture stand out and also surprise the client with some unique point of view for the project.

    Bird's-eye Barcelona by Hungarian photographer Márton Mogyorósy.

  • Drone Photography: Advancements in technology have seen a rise in the use of drones in architectural photography and videography. With the use of these drones, architectural photographers can now capture images that bring out the most unexpected and beautiful elements of the project with various angles, forms and scales. This collaborative trend between aerial and architectural photography will also continue to be on the rise in the upcoming years.

    “An American Hyperreality”, Photo by Eric Randall Morris.

  • Digital Art X Architectural Photography: Combining digital art and modern architectural photography can create stunning visuals that not only capture the eye of the viewer but also so bring out the message of the project. With a method like this, one can break boundaries of what the measuring and the project are all about and create stunning visuals with meaningful messages behind them.

    Amos Rex art museum captured by dezeen.

  • 360-Degree Photography: today we see your eyes of virtual reality all around the world. People want the experience of being immersed into something they see. This trend has also now picked up in architectural photography with the rise of 360 degree photography. When an image is captured at a 360 degree angle it provides an immersive experience to the viewers and also highlights the full look of the project.

    A building in Turkey © Yener Torun

  • Abstract, attracts: Abstract photography in Architecture has been getting more attention with social media platforms like instagram and Pinterest. This method makes compositions flatten the space, emphasizing more on line and color over depth. When it comes to urban projects the method of abstract architectural photography has been liked by both clients and viewers equally.

With growing trends in the field of architectural photography, it's essential for clients to find organisations that are up to date with the trends. Swork Studio, India's best Architectural Photography studio, focuses on providing quality content that is also updated with the market.

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