We have built up the correct equipment over the years which ensures we get great photographs regardless of available light or weather conditions etc. One of the most important items that most good architectural photographers carry is the tilt shift lens. This lens revolutionised the way architecture is captured and gives the photographer the ability to capture tall structures whilst maintaining straight vertical lines in the image.
A rule of thumb when shooting architecture is to ensure the vertical lines of the building run parallel to the edge of the frame. This gives the most pleasing results however we believe once a structure exceeds around 20 stories in height it is sometimes better to show perspective and allow the vertical lines to converge. This quite often gives a much more dramatic effect and mitigates problems with the structure appearing top heavy in the frame.
The bulk of our architectural photographs are captured by Paul Doherty. Paul studied architecture at Sheffield Hallam University, then went on to practice as Architectural Technologist for 5 years prior to setting up Urban 3D. Paul’s career experience spans essentially 3 different disciplines which are now interlinked – Architecture, Property Marketing and Photography. It is that merge of disciplines which has developed Paul’s eye for strong composition and the distinct style you see in his photographs