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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Salvador Cueva Showcases New York City’s Bold Patterns and Colors

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There’s more to New York City than what the world usually sees and knows. This is what we can see from the eye-catching snaps of Mexican photographer and filmmaker Salvador Cueva. If you’re used to seeing street snaps of the Big Apple in dramatic black and white, his Lines of NYC will open your eyes to the city’s glorious shapes and colors.

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Florian Mueller Celebrates the Beauty of Architecture with Distraction-Free “Singularity”

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Without a doubt, there’s something hypnotic about the dizzying mix of buildings and skyscrapers in many of the architectural photography and street snaps we find. Still, for Germany-based Florian Mueller, one of the best ways to embody the beauty of buildings around the world is to capture them on their own, much like minimalist portraits. Hence, his Singularity project was born.

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Aron Lorincz Shows the Impressive Architecture of Basel on Large Format Film

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For architectural photographers and enthusiasts of the genre, the Swiss city of Basel is full of mesmerizing buildings and architectural elements to photograph. Budapest-based Aron Lorincz adds an extra layer of awesomeness by documenting the city’s architecture in large format (4×5) film. Architectural photography remains a popular genre even for film photographers, and especially to those drawn to symmetry, lines, curves, geometric shapes, and patterns. There are many approaches to this type of photography, but the goal is to emphasize these elements in such a way that they draw the eyes of the viewer. Aron’s photos, both color and occasional black and whites, definitely reflect this, showcasing the details that make Basel’s contemporary architecture among the most impressive in the world.

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Sebastien Del Grosso Creates Moody Portraits of New York City’s Architectural Icons

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New York City is home to some of the world’s best known architectural landmarks that are essentially fused into the city’s history and identity. Paris-based graphic designer and photographer Sebastien Del Grosso presents these notable sites of architecture in a different light in a moody, black and white photography project.

When we speak of photography work featuring New York City, we immediately think of the monochrome street photographs that show its busy and vibrant city life. Every now and then, however, we also see projects focused on the eclectic mix of architecture in the city. Sebastien’s New York Black Series is one such body of work, but perhaps presents it in a way not all of us are used to.

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Sebastian Weiss Explores the Outward Personality of Architecture in “Dramatis Personae”

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In portrait photography, the goal is to capture the essence of a subject’s personality and make use of a certain mood to match or highlight it. For Hamburg-based Sebastian Weiss, the goal of his architecture photography is more or less the same for an ongoing project. If you’re into this genre of photography and are curious about how he captures the “personalities” of buildings and architectural elements, this is definitely a body of work you’d be delighted to see.

Sebastian describes himself as “passionate about concrete aesthetics and the beauty seen in city shapes.” When you have an eye or appreciation for architecture like his does, you’ll definitely see it in his work. In his ongoing project, Dramatis Personae, Sebastian harnesses this passion to capture not only the beauty of works of architecture, but their personalities.

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Kim Høltermand’s Grå is a Story of Moody and Minimalist Urban Geometry

 

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As of late, we’ve showcased a lot of works that depicts how architectural photography becomes powerful when we go beyond photographing buildings. Today, we look at a recent work by Danish fine art photographer Kim Høltermand, who once again proves his keen eye for detail and prowess in urban geometry in a set simply entitled Grå.

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Ekaterina Busygina Envisions Moscow as a Serene White City

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For anyone who has mastered the art of architectural photography, one of the tricks of the trade involves creative use of details. This is exactly what we see in the works of Russian architectural photographer Ekaterina Busygina, who uses this technique to highlight the geometric harmony found in buildings and architectural elements. Aside from this pleasant display of balance, her set, called White City, also depicts what future cities would look like. Much like how Lars Stieger reimagined buildings and structures as spaceships, Ekaterina used Moscow’s architecture to explore the idea of ultra modern cityscapes being stark white, serene, and strikingly coordinated. It’s a fascinating exercise on how architectural photography can be an effective tool to harness the power of imagination.

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Thibaud Poirier Showcases the Stunning Beauty of Europe’s Timeless Libraries

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Photos of beautifully designed spaces are always a delight, but this series by Paris-based photographer Thibaud Poirier will especially make bibliophiles salivate. Simply called “Libraries,” the set is his homage to Europe’s stunning libraries which remain more than just book repositories to this day. If he sees them as temples of cultural worship and palaces of self-discovery, we can say that devoting his craft to showcasing their beauty is a form of utmost reverence.

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Praetextus: Surreal Long Exposure Black and White Architecture

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“I started experimenting with artificial lighting in portraiture both in studio and on-location.” says Photographer Dennis Ramos–who got started with photography growing up in 90s Brooklyn with a Minolta X-9 SLR. “With my knowledge and experience with Photoshop and photography, my journey had eventually led me to fine art photography in black and white.” But before Photoshop, he shot anything and everything he could get set his focus on, eventually upgrading to digital in 2009, his affection turned to black and white fine art work. In his recent project Praetextus, Ramos features some impressive architecture and long exposure work, and was actually inspired by his background with portraiture.

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