Photography 101: Architecture

Study architectural forms, and also train your eye to look for shots that will translate well in black and white.

Train your eye to look for architectural elements that translate in black and white: sharp lines and patterns, defined shapes, large surface areas, and a mix of very light and very dark colors.- The Daily Post

I rarely like to use effects to spice up my pictures.  Its something about my belief that natural lighting and how you structure the shot brings out the essence of a picture more than effects could.  However, I do sometimes like to play around with black and white in a rare situation.

Regardless, I love using black and white mostly for vintage scenes.

In this challenge, I decide to do something of a compare and contrast. The first is an older building and its now converted into a history centre but I believe it used to be a fire department or something like that.

Old Montreal

Historical Building

In the second shot, its of a more modern looking museum, covered in glass and having the metallic vertical antenna looking design.  I don’t know what its supposed to be but its always been the distinct feature that I like about the Pointe a Calliere Museum.

Pointe a calliere Museum

Pointe a calliere Museum

Its comes to the point that does modern architecture or older ones make a more dramatic effect using black and white.

What do you think?