Best Architectural Photography Books

1. Architectural Photography: Composition, Capture, and Digital Image Processing

by Adrian Schulz

Architectural photography is more than simply choosing a subject and hitting the shutter release; it's more than just documenting a project. With the advent of the digital photographic workflow, architects are increasingly discovering exciting new opportunities to present and market their work. Adrian Schulz, both an architect and a photographer by training, teaches and illustrates with real world projects how to: Capture outstanding images of buildings,…»

2. Architectural Photography: The Digital Way

by Gerry Kopelow

More than ever, particularly in this day of online media, architects and designers are increasingly faced with exciting and critical marketing and publishing opportunities. Simply documenting a project is no longer enough. Successful design practices are providing high-quality images to architecture magazines, newspapers, and websites. But well-executed professional photography can be expensive and, depending on the project, you might not always want to…»

3. A Constructed View: The Architectural Photography of Julius Shulman

by Joseph Rosa

Julius Shulman, one of the great master of architectural photography, is the preeminent recoreder of early California modernism. By 1927, when he was sixteen, Shulman was already using the family Brownie box camera to document his Southern Californis surroundings and experiences; in 1936, his professional career was launched when he sent Richard Neutra some uncommissioned photographs of the architect's Kun House. Shulman went on to document the famous Case…»

4. Architectural Photography: Professional Techniques for Shooting Interior and Exterior Spaces

by Norman McGrath

The definitive guide to achieving artistic and commercial success in modern architectural photographyâÄìfrom industry leader Norman McGrath. Looking to achieve artistic and commercial success in architectural photography? Norman McGrathâÄôs long-awaited guide is the only one youâÄôll need. Here, McGrath fully revamps and expands on the basics covered in Photographing Buildings Inside and Out to include the most up-to-date informationâÄìfrom changes in the industry…»

5. Photographing Architecture and Interiors

by Julius Shulman

Julius Shulman's long career photographing great architectural works with depth, passion, drama, and an instinct for the architect's intentions has ensured his present status as one of the world's preeminent architectural photographers. His eloquent photos interpreting the structures of Richard Neutra and other early modernists helped the viewing public to understand these revolutionary buildings, and brought prominence to modernist practitioners who might…»

6. Basics Architectural Photography

by Michael Heinrich

Architectural photography is an important tool for studying built architecture and documenting students' own projects. Basics Architectural Photography provides a practically based explanation of the key technical aspects of photography, image analysis and photo editing, and includes helpful tips on how to take and process photographs. Topics: Photographic concepts (focal length, image circle, angle of view, depth of focus, exposure time, contrast range,…»

7. Architectural Photography: Inside and Out

by Jim Lowe

Photographers are increasingly turning their eyes towards cities and towns for inspiration. Written for photographers of all levels and architectural enthusiasts alike, this guide combines functional and creative images to lead anyone through the process of taking better shots. Jim Lowe, a prolific freelance photographer, explains how to best capture architectural details, using natural and artificial light, and framing interior and exterior compositions.…»

8. Building With Light: An International History of Architectural Photography

by Robert Elwall

Ever since the invention of the medium, photography has enjoyed a close and mutually stimulating relationship with architecture, underlined by the description of photography as "building with light". This book explores the development of architectural photography and some of its key themes. Among these are the way architectural photography initially relied on pre-photographic modes of architectural rendering; the gradual emergence of a specific aesthetic…»

9. Architectural Photographers Sourcebook: A Showcase of Exceptional Architectural Photographers

by Sandow Media Corporation

Architectural Photographers Sourcebook celebrates the work of men and women whose images have an uncanny ability to breathe life into the skin and skeleton of buildings, articulating design intent with a play of light and shadow. The photographers reveal not only what inspires them, but the creative process that moves them to define angles, capture architectural details, frame interior spaces, and uncover a buildingâÄôs inner workings. This sumptuous…»

10. How to Photograph Buildings and Interiors: Third Updated and Expanded Edition

by Gerry Kopelow

Since the previous edition of the much-acclaimed How to Photograph Buildings and Interiors, a great deal has changed in the world of photography. Author Gerry Kopelow, who teaches architectural photography at Harvard and whose work has appeared in numerous architectural publications, updates his classic reference book with over 60 new pages on digital photography and equipment, scanning and image manipulation, and electronic marketing. His intelligent and…»