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An Introduction to Architectural Photography

I am a professional architectural photographer working out of Denver, Colorado. I have photographed over 4500 homes and buildings, and I can claim Colorado’s highest producing Real Estate agents as dedicated customers.

Photographing homes and buildings presents a unique set of challenges for a shooter. There are any number of variables that affect each project, this is an outline on how to make the best photos possible under any circumstance.


First, let’s talk about equipment. This is a basic equipment list, the ‘gotta haves’, if you will.

  • Digital SLR, at least 10mp. I use a Nikon D300 and a Nikon D200 for my daily work.
  • 12mm lens (18mm after sensor accomodations). I use a Sigma 12mm, this lens provides zero barrel distortion.
  • Tripod with geared head. Making fine adjustments is critical for producing top quality images.
  • Hotshoe bubble level. Keeping things nice and level will improve your images greatly.
  • Flash Units. I use six SB-800‘s, but you can get away with just one.
  • Expo Disc. White balance is a huge pain in situations where there are several mixed types of lighting. An Expo Disc will solve this.
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Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse

is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals.

He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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