Viewers: in countries Watching now:
An effective photo of a building captures the personality of the architecture and its designer's vision. In this course, photographer Richard Klein demonstrates key techniques for taking exterior photos that make a building look its best. He visits two sites, one featuring a large modern home and the other a Japanese-style building, and covers a variety of lighting techniques, from working with existing light to employing supplemental lighting.
So we just got the contextual shot of the house shot away from the house grounds on the bluff just down the coastline a bit. And that will put the house in context. We'll now see the ocean, the rocks, the cliffs. We really know now where this house is. That's in contrast to what we did last night, when we were photographing the exterior of the house with the windows glowing. Because I wasn't able to shoot over any real landscaping.
I'm going to hide, basically, by using darkness. To hide the foreground, to allow, then, the shape of the house to really come forward, and to be the star of the show. So we never got sunlight for the breadth shot, that's what I was really hoping for, we're waiting and waiting for the perfect time to be able to make that happen. And it never came. So I went ahead and did the shot. Got the angle done, but normally I would have waited. We'd call today a weather day, and we'd wait for tomorrow hoping for better sunlight.
I wouldn't go home with the shot that I was able to get today. I would do that exact same shot with the sun on the house. So shooting the house from the bluff. Really in my mind just puts the icing on the cake because what's so stunning about this house is its location in addition to its design. The location is amazing, and this gave me a chance to really get that story told.
There are currently no FAQs about Architectural Photography: Exteriors.
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.