Professional Architectural Photography
This is a must-have guide both for aspiring students and for established professionals who need to keep up to speed with the current impact of recent digital developments.
In this highly visual, full colour text Michael Harris shares his professional secrets and demonstrates how to achieve top quality architectural images. Brief histories of both architecture and architectural photography lay the foundations for the technical applications that follow. This third edition provides increased coverage of the revolution in digital photography, which is forcing all photographers to review their practices. The pros and cons of these developments are assessed through a comparison of the film and digital mediums and the highly debated variances in their quality and cost.
Michael Harris is a freelance photographer specializing in architectural and interior photography. His work covers a wide spectrum from industrial and commercial, to residential photography. He is author of 'Professional Interior Photography', also published by Focal Press.
*Learn how to achieve top quality architectural images from a leading expert
*Up-to-date advice on the pros and cons of digital photography in this field
*Step by step guide to typical, profitable shooting sequences on assignment
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