Symettry Obsessed Architecture Photography of Epaillard and Machado

All photos by Jérôme Epaillard and Teresa Machado. Used with Creative Commons permission.

If impressive and eye-catching architectural photography is among your passions, it pays to learn different approaches to the craft. Many of the bodies of work we place in the spotlight, however, also feature the tried and tested techniques of showcasing the details of buildings and other architectural elements. Our latest addition to this list is a collection of industrial architecture snaps by Paris-based photographer pair Jérôme Epaillard and Teresa Machado. If you need some ideas on how to pay closer attention to details and bring it to your own architectural photography, we’re sure you’ll find a great deal here.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Composing Using Lines and Patterns

Experts recommend it all the time, but what does it mean to use lines and patterns in composition? This photography cheat sheet by Canon shows us how.

Think your photography can improve? There’s a good chance you need to work on your composition. Using lines and patterns can do wonders in making photos look visually stunning, or give them more impact. But how exactly? Canon once again comes to the rescue with another photography infographic that shows us how to use lines and patterns for photos that command attention.

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Galin Vasilev Unveils the Textures of Bulgaria Through Aerial Photography

All photos by Galin Vasilev. Used with Creative Commons permission. 

We often turn to aerial photography to marvel at perspectives that are typically hidden from us. Today’s featured body of work is yet another beautiful example. In his series titled Symbiosis, Bulgarian photographer Galin Vasilev showcases a stunning collection of textures from his country, as revealed by his aerial snaps. If you’re a big fan of abstract approaches to photography, we think you should definitely check this out.

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Mitch Rouse: Stunning Aerial Photos in Glorious Medium Format

All photos by Mitch Rouse. Used with Creative Commons permission.

If the unique abstract quality of aerial photography is your cup of tea, you must have been on the lookout for our next featured body of work. To inspire you today, we bring the stunning work of Wyoming-based Mitch Rouse, showcasing a variety of landscapes and terrains that look otherworldly when viewed from above. As latest additions to our favorite aerial snaps, they make perfect examples of how changes in perspective can reveal nature’s artistry and penchant for abstract imagery.

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Ekaterina Busygina Showcases the Stunning Urban Geometry of the Morpheus Hotel

All photos by Ekaterina Busygina. Used with Creative Commons permission.

It’s been a while since we last put the spotlight on the architectural photography of Moscow-based Ekaterina Busygina. Since then, we found out that she has done quite a lot of traveling around Asia and had a bunch of snaps that showcase some architectural sights in a number of cities. One of our favorites is her collection photos showcasing the Morpheus Hotel in Macau.

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Tom Hegen Reveals the Abstract Beauty of Greens and Gardens

All photos by Tom Hegen. Used with permission.

Refreshing gardens and verdant locations are eye-catching on their own, but we can trust Tom Hegen to them to us in new and remarkable ways. Last time we saw him work with foliage; he transformed stretches of man-made forests into minimalist art. In yet another beautiful aerial series, the Munich-based photographer took inspiration from gardens, cultivation sites, and patches of green to reveal the abstract charm that can only come from the view above. Continue reading…

Carsten Witte Deconstructs Frankfurt in Dizzying Architectural Photography

All images by Carsten Witte. Used with Creative Commons permission.

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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Abstract Visuals Dominate Fabio Giachetti’s Architectural Photography

All images by Fabio Giachetti. Used with Creative Commons permission.

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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The Beauty of Light Leaks: Playing with DUBBLE Film Sunstroke

DUBBLE Film Sunstroke is a sunkissed film emulsion with beautiful light leaks.

For years, photographers tried to negate or reduce the effect of light leaks on their film; but we began to embrace it after some time and now we’ve got DUBBLE Film Sunstroke. This film is a Kodak emulsion that has had light leaks hit it in just the right spots. Your images will otherwise come out completely normal except that they’ve got these light leaked patterns on them. This isn’t new (pre-exposed film) and other cool effects have been around for years. But it’s only since the start of the Analog Renaissance did we actually try to do this again.

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Helena Georgiou: Clever Minimalism in Street Photography

All images by Helena Georgiou. Used with permission.

Minimalism in photography may seem easy to achieve in theory. But, if there’s anything our previous features on this visual style have proven, it’s that the most effective and compelling results require some clever thinking. It’s not simply about putting a singular subject against a plain background, as Cyprus-based photographer and digital artist Helena Georgiou demonstrates in her brilliant minimalist photography.

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Carsten Witte Reimagines Dubai’s Skyscrapers as Monolithic Architecture

All images by Carsten Witte. Used with Creative Commons permission.

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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Dillon Marsh’s “Contours” Give a Bird’s Eye View of Curious Landscape Features

All images by Dillon Marsh. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Photographers know very well how shapes, lines, and patterns make interesting imagery; so do unique angles, perspectives, and vantage points. Cape Town-based fine art photographer Dillon Marsh takes it up a notch with his aerial photographs of some curious-looking markings on the arid west coast of South Africa.

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Travel and Lifestyle Top Alamy’s 2018 Image Trends

Travel and lifestyle dominate Alamy’s image trend findings for 2018.

UK-based stock image provider Alamy has recently chimed in with their insights into the most popular stock photography trends as of the start of 2018. If you’re among the photographers in the UK and US who regularly contribute to the stock image site, you might want to learn about their fearless forecast.

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

All images by Salvador Cueva. Used with Creative Commons permission.

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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Matthew Hall Finds Beautiful Abstracts in Everyday Objects

Images and words by Matthew Hall. Used with permission.

When I was young my grandfather subscribed me to National Geographic. I remember the vivid images and stories of foreign places and thinking how lucky these people were to be working in such a field. I also thought how easy it would be to have a job as one of those photographers, traveling the world with nothing more necessary than the ability to push a button. It was years later that I began looking at the artistic side of photography, beginning with Edward Weston. Staring at his photos of peppers my initial thought was ‘so what, it’s a pepper’. Then, I began to see the sculptural quality of the image, and the transformative power of photography was opened up to me.

I continued to explore the works of numerous photographers — Josef Sudek, Henri Cartier Bresson, Ralph Gibson, Ernst Haas, Aaron Siskind, and too many others to list, but always I was most drawn to those who emphasized the transformation of the world into something else.

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Maria Svarbova’s Poolside Origins Explores Symmetry and Duplicity

All images by Maria Svarbova. Used with Creative Commons Permission.

The beauty of symmetry and the intrigue of duplicity are some of the most commonly explored techniques in conceptual photography. If you find these themes particularly interesting, this curious-looking set by Slovakian photographer Maria Svarbova is a delightful mix of both.

If water is a common element in Maria’s work, swimmers comprise the characters and muses of her quirky stories. In this beautiful set called Origins, they come to life as graceful and fascinating creatures born out of Maria’s unique visions. Set in the brightly lit swimming pool that we see in a lot of her work, the calm and mirror-like water amplifies the duplicity and symmetry that make this set an eye-catching work.

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