The N-Photo ex­perts say…

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Drag the shut­ter

For this you need your D-SLR, a tri­pod, a re­mote re­lease and an ND fil­ter. Look for move­ment in your scene, then line up your frame to ex­ploit it. Set a longer shut­ter speed and use the ND fil­ter to avoid over-ex­pos­ing the shot.

Com­po­si­tional frame­work

Un­der­stand­ing lead­ing lines, the rule of thirds and fram­ing are fun­da­men­tals of pho­tog­ra­phy, and are es­sen­tial in ar­chi­tec­tural pho­tog­ra­phy. Look for shapes in the scene in front of you to pick out.

Black and white

We rec­om­mend shoot­ing in RAW, but us­ing the Mono­chrome Pic­ture Con­trol. That way you can see what the mono­chrome im­age looks like as you shoot, but all the colour data will be in the RAW files when you process them.

Trans­port

If it’s ap­pro­pri­ate and you can time it right, in­clude ve­hi­cles in your ar­chi­tec­tural images. A plane can lift a dull sky, and a bus at night can cre­ate in­ter­est­ing light trails. Learn what looks good where.

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