Can't wait to share with all of you another piece of good news, one of my photo was published again in the latest May 2012 Issue of Digital Camera Magazine, a popular leading monthly photography magazine! I submitted this shot taken in Hong Kong some time ago for the "Your Mission - Take A Stunning Architectural Shot" category released for publication in this magazine issue. It was a good chance to see it in print nationwide, yippee ! :-)
"Your Mission" is a monthly photography mission / theme released by the Digital Camera Magazine Editoral Team and the mission announced back in March 2012 - "Take A Stunning Architectural Shot" - was to capture a striking shot of architecture. Whether you shoot the entire building or just part of it, the magazine team were looking for images that reveal the character of a building, rather than simply document its form. There's more to architectural photography than shooting facades face on - you could shoot across buildings, from above or below, or through other objects in the nearby environment, such as parts of other buildings, trees or sculptures. Your vantage point is everything. Most buildings are shot from ground level in front of the building. Get up high if you can or go in close and shoot upwards. Explore the other sides of the building, as well as within if it's a complex structure. It's up to you to shoot at night, or in black and white - whatever treatment suits your subject and purpose best. They look for something original and inspired that stands out from the crowd.
Shooting architecture is a great way to hone your creative photography skills, because unlike other genres, the subjects don't move over time, and the chances are that the shots that most readily present themselves have already been taken. The key to getting fresh, interesting takes on a familiar subject is to explore it in depth. Try walking around the building, swapping lenses and trying different focal lengths. Or shoot your subject at different times of day and in varying weather and lighting conditions. Just keep shooting! :-)
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