The convergence lines

A story behind: Architecture comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, styles, and forms, so there are no set rules when it comes to this type of photography. However, some of the guidelines should be considered when one starts in the genre.

Searching for patterns can be one of the basic methods to build a depth and perspective in photography. In the photo above look at the convergence lines. These linear perspective parallel lines recede into the distance and converge at one central location on the horizon.

Another important trick while photographing a modern art is to add a human subject. First one can imagine how big things really are by comparing them to the human. Second adding a person to an architectural photograph provides context and brings some life to the picture.

Another tip: avoid the unnecessary and uninteresting elements. Make a picture as clean and as simple as possible.

Photo awarded a front page of and

Location: Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal.

Gear: Nikon D700, Nikkor 16-35 mm AF-S ED. RAW to Tiff.

Aperture: f/13

Shutter speed:
1/250 sec

Exposure bias: 0 EV

Focal Length: 16 mm

ISO: 200

Date Taken: Sunday, May 26th, 2011, 09: 31