Again my topic is photography. If that’s what’s on my mind, that’s what’s gonna be on my blog.
This month I’m concentrating on architectural photography. As you might know, a first and foremost problem when taking pictures of buildings is the phenomenon of vertical converging lines – the buildings look like they are about to topple over – and how to deal with them. Well, you can either use them to create a dramatic effect or try to get rid of them.
If you want to avoid the converging lines you can use a tilt/shift lens. That’s the more expensive solution and probably the best if you are willing to invest. There is also a software solution. At some loss of image quality, post processing can fix up the perspective. You just have to find your vertical lines and line them up with the lines on a grid.
It all sounded pretty straight forward and I was doing fine until I started working on a photo of a building where I couldn’t identify right angles and didn’t know which lines were intended as verticals or slanted lines – as you can see in this picture of the modern annex to the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.
As a contrast, here is a shot of the main building of Munich’s Academy of Fine Arts which was easier to deal with.
And here are some more pictures.