Chapter 7Workflow Onsite

Great images are made when you’ve created a set of conditions that allow you to concentrate on the creative work of photography. A shooting checklist, a good assistant, and a tethered setup are all things that can help provide this space.

7.1 Shooting Checklist

A typical architectural photograph involves a prolonged period of setup. It’s rarely a quick snapshot. When you’ve spent this much time on the setup you don’t want to forget anything simple in exposing the final image. A simple checklist to run through in your head will ensure everything is covered. The following five steps are a quick guide that can be used for every shot.

1. Level and Compose

Is the camera level? As discussed in Chapter 2, a level camera is the ...

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