Friday, June 19, 2015
The Challenges of Architectural Photography
Consider the state of the building; is it in fact photo ready? Has the contractor cleared away all the bins and extra material left over from construction? Is he planning on erecting a scaffold required to clean up deficiencies on the same day that I plan on coming out? Is the landscaping done? What if I show up and there's a delivery van parked at the front door? Or if the landscaper chose that day for the delivery of a load of black dirt that has been placed in the worst possible location? What if the owner has placed a huge 'now open' sign on the front of the building? What time of day is optimal for photography? What if the weather is dismal? If the building is a long drive from home base all of these things can have huge implications.
This is a continuing care centre in western Alberta; all of these things had to be taken into account for this photo shoot. Thankfully everything went off without a hitch.