Oscar Lopez’s Stunning Black and White Architectural Photography

All photos by Oscar Lopez. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Much of the exemplary architectural photography we’ve seen is done in the style of minimalist and contrasty monochrome, with an emphasis on urban geometry. In his Waterfront Cityscapes series, however, Germany-based Oscar Lopez shows us a more calming take on the tried and tested style by combining long exposures and punchy black and white imagery. If you’re looking for more ideas and inspiration for your next shoot around a harbor city, this body of work makes a great study.

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Sebastian Weiss Traces Architectural Lines and Shapes Around Europe

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Above: Pavilion of Portugal
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Architect: Alvaro Siza Vieira

It’s been a while since we last marveled at the architectural photography of Hamburg-based Sebastian Weiss, particularly his unique “personality” driven series Dramatis Personae. His attention to detail extends into other projects, such as his explorations of shapes and lines in the architecture of some well-known European cities. If you’re an aspiring architectural photographer looking for projects to study, you will find this body of work impressive and inspiring.

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Tim Smith Uses Multiple Elements To Create His Stunning Fine Art Images

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“I think when I find something I’m interested in, I immerse myself totality, maybe even compulsively,” says Tim Smith as he speaks about the dedication he has when making his photographs. “I like to get out my comfort zone and to encounter the unknown”. Tim Smith is a photographer that enjoys using multiple elements from multiple genres to help create his stunning images. In his work you will notice street photography, architectural, urban geometry and minimal – all working together to provide the viewer with a visually pleasing, and somewhat comforting, final image. His work is further complemented with a clean black and white aesthetic. It’s an extra chapter to his narrative, one that makes it a timeless story to tell.

Tim is a photographer littered with an array of awards, recognition and commissions, which means we were super stoked to be able to talk to him…

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Samyang’s New XP 10mm F3.5 Prime Lens Might be a Game Changer

Samyang’s new ultra wide XP 10mm f3.5 is the worlds widest (non fish eye) prime lens.

Samyang have just announced what is being billed as the worlds widest (apart from fish eye lenses), most distortion free prime lens ever made. Samyang (also known as Rokinon) have always made very affordable, optically sound wide angle lenses, but they have pulled out all the stops with their latest lens, the ultra wide angle XP 10mm f3.5.  Continue reading…

Daniel Garay Arango’s Sony a7R II Puts Havana’s Architecture in Black and White

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One of the reasons why Havana is such a fascinating city for travelers, history buffs, and especially photographers is its architecture. Setting foot in the Cuban capital’s Old Havana means stepping into a city that echoes remnants from a bygone time. It’s a favorite of many architectural photographers to document then and now, including Colombian photographer Daniel Garay Arango, who recently shared a stunning study he did using a Sony a7R II.

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Danila Tkachenko Combines Fact and Fiction in “Monuments” Project

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What happens when architectural photography meets conceptual and modernist art? Moscow-based photographer and visual artist Danila Tkachenko gives us an idea through a fascinating project called Monuments. This series explores the boundaries of historical memory by combining abandoned orthodox churches and lightweight structures; elements that are real and imagined. If you’re looking for some out-of-the-box photography projects, this might just be one that inspires you.

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Rafal Krol’s Hasselblad 503 CX Reveals Minimalist Charm of a Port City

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Minimalist photography, with its unique focus on shapes, textures, and silhouettes, is something we’ve been keenly looking at in recent years. The latest to catch our attention is a serene and moody set of travel snaps by Rafal Krol, who takes us around the historic port town of Saint-Malo in Brittany, France. If you’re a fan of details, black and white imagery, and atmospheric minimalism, this series is definitely one to check out.

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Carsten Witte Deconstructs Frankfurt in Dizzying Architectural Photography

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We’ve seen a great deal of noteworthy architectural photography in the recent years, a lot of them clean and minimalist, some mind-bending, some moody, and others trippy. We’re adding another one on the list: a collection of dizzying and hypnotic snaps of Frankfurt’s architecture by Hamburg-based photographer Carsten Witte. Aspiring architectural photographers could very well pick up some ideas from his unique take on the craft!

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Thibaud Poirier Depicts Hong Kong as a Shrine to Modern Architecture

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Hong Kong is a favorite of many photographers for its multi-faceted character as a city, especially when it comes to its culture and architecture. Just one of the countless photographic odes to the city is the cleverly-titled Residensity, a most recent work by Paris-based Thibaud Poirier that shows just how populous Hong Kong is.

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Kris Provoost Showcases Shanghai’s Architecture in Stunning Minimalism

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If you’re an architecture fan or architectural photographer looking for your next Asian destination to shoot, we’ve got you covered. Previously, we’ve seen the urban geometry and color studies of Seoul and Hong Kong. Today, we’re adding to the list the stunning modern architecture of Shanghai, photographed by Belgian-born architect and photographer Kris Provoost.

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Latest Aurora HDR Update Features AI-Powered Quantum HDR Engine

Skylum Software is now taking pre-orders for the latest version of the Aurora HDR program.

If you’re doing a lot of HDR for your landscape or architectural photography projects, the latest version of Skylum Software’s Aurora HDR program could pique your interest. Pre-orders are now open for the Aurora HDR 2019, offered at $89 for new users and a limited time special price of $49 for current users who would like to upgrade. Prices will jump to $99 for new users and $59 for upgrades during its release on October 4th.

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Pygmalion Karatzas Presents a Geometric Showcase in His Architectural Photography

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As we’ve already seen in a number of previous features, one of the most popular and interesting approaches to architectural photography involves a minimalist and abstract look in contrasty black and white. If this this is your favorite way to capture the beauty of architecture around you, the fine art photography of Greek architect and photographer Pygmalion Karatzas might just serve as today’s inspiration.

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Abstract Visuals Dominate Fabio Giachetti’s Architectural Photography

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A big chunk of the architectural photography we’ve featured in the recent past shows us one of the most effective approaches to the genre; clean and minimalist in black and white. Today, we’re adding one more to the pile with the works of Italy-based photographer Fabio Giachetti, who makes the curves, shapes, and outlines shine in his architectural photography.

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Adobe Introduces Their “Rising Stars of Photography” for 2018

Adobe shares with us some fresh photography from all over the world in their lineup of “rising stars of photography” for this year.

Looking for more photography inspiration? It’s time for us once again to check out some impressive photography by some up and coming photographers rounded up by Adobe for their latest “rising stars” this year. This time, the goal was to bring together some unique perspectives and interpretations through various photographic styles, subjects, and purposes.

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Marvel at Andrés Gallardo Albajar’s Photographs of Seoul’s Urban Geometry

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When we talk about Seoul, it’s almost always more about the food, pop culture, and shopping that comes to mind. Architecture isn’t commonly the first thing mentioned. However, Estonia-based photographer Andrés Gallardo Albajar reveals the South Korean capital is actually peppered with many architectural elements that have interesting lines, curves, and shapes.

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Slava Semeniuta Paints Architecture in Trippy Colors

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Colors are no doubt among the powerful elements that make photos eye-catching, especially when they come in clever forms and applications. If it’s color you want, you can trust Slava Semeniuta to deliver images dripping with trippy hues. We’ve seen him take his passion for vibrant hues down the streets and up in the mountains. Today, we bring another beautiful color play from the Russian artist and photographer with a set titled Ghetto Streets on Acid.

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Carsten Witte Reimagines Dubai’s Skyscrapers as Monolithic Architecture

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Dubai is home to some of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers in modern times, making it a prime playground for architectural photography. While the possibilities and ideas for portraying these buildings are endless, Hamburg-based photographer Carsten Witte presented an interesting perspective with his straightforward architectural photography in the city.

In a set he interestingly calls Desert Tombstones, Carsten emphasizes the stateliness of Dubai’s skyscapers, both in their size and their ultra modern design. Each building he photographed stands tall as a symbol of the city’s stunning architecture, rivaled only by a few in the world. Each also has their own distinct features, shapes, and patterns that are interesting to explore and capture as urban geometry studies.

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Taylor Luo’s Monochrome Architectural Photography Will Bend Your Mind

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The abstract treatment is an obvious and common approach to architectural photography, given the interesting shapes, lines, and patterns architecture creates. In one of his recent sets, Los Angeles-based Taylor Luo combines photography, digital art, and a touch of abstract to re-imagine some architectural elements with an “order” that emphasizes their form.

“The Subversion, The Reformation,” Taylor simply wrote in his description for Order, a set of black and white photographs of some curious-looking buildings. Heavily angular and geometric, they look clean, crisp, and futuristic in this minimalist style. The attention to detail to make every line, angle, and shape stand out is particularly noteworthy here, and what most of us would say is the stand-out feature of this body of work.

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Daniel Garay Arango Gives Architectural Photography a Zero Gravity Spin

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How do you make something mind-blowing with something as commonplace as architectural photography? In a marvel of photography and digital art, Colombian photographer Daniel Garay Arango gives us a good idea. He imagines what architectural elements would look like in a zero-gravity environment. At least, that’s what I’d say the story would be from the set’s title alone.

But, all sci-fi suggestions aside, Daniel’s idea for his GRVTY series is actually quite interesting. I imagine it evolving from an original idea to “dissect” some buildings into different frames. Instead of taking pictures of buildings from different angles and vantage points, he went for a more literal execution, cutting them into sections and even pieces.

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Andreas Levers Takes Us Around Atmospheric Urbanscapes “At Night”

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The night has many faces and photographers have always sought to capture them. We’ve seen many takes on this endeavor with different approaches and locations, and photographers end up with outstanding results. Our most recent favorite is the ongoing series or moody urbanscapes by German photographer Andreas Levers.

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