Shoot­ing build­ings

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Shoot­ing ar­chi­tec­ture with a widean­gle lens, es­pe­cially if you’re very close, can make it look like the build­ing is lean­ing away. Be­cause the ver­ti­cal sides of the build­ing be­come fur­ther away from the cam­era as the it gets taller, they con­verge to­gether.

While the best way around this is to shoot from fur­ther back (see page 20), this isn’t al­ways pos­si­ble. One way around this is to shoot even wider than you need to, by a fac­tor of 10-20 per cent. Then open the im­age in editing soft­ware, such as Pho­to­shop, and use the Trans­form tool to stretch the top edges of the photo out­wards, crop­ping the shot so that the ver­ti­cals look ver­ti­cal. You will lose a lot of de­tail at the edge of the im­age this way, hence shoot­ing wider than needed to fit the build­ing into the orig­i­nal shot.

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