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.
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 ...